24th Annual Mayor's Art Show
In The Arts
At the Emerald Art Center
Join the Community of Artists at Emerald Art Center
500 Main St., Springfield OR 97477 (541) 726-8595
Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am – 4 pm
Emerald Art Center is a place where beginning and established artists join together to create and show their art in a historic building in downtown Springfield. And it’s a place for people in the community to view local and national art shows as well as attend classes and other events. Come for a visit today. Enjoy the art. Become a member.
HAPPENINGS AT EMERALD ART CENTER
The Springfield Mayor’s Art Show is on the walls and ready for you to come and vote for the People’s Choice Award! There is an excellent selection of art for all to enjoy including Linda Kayes’ “Best Buddies Working for Springfield” mayor’s choice. Showing now through October 28th.
Join us for second Friday, September 14th from 5 – 8 pm.
Board of Director’s Meeting: October 18, 10 am-12 pm. Regular meeting of our Board of Directors. Members are always welcome to attend.
Members’ Meeting & Potluck: October 18, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Join artists/members for a themed potluck with artist demos, lectures and surprises. People who are interested in joining Emerald Art Center are welcome to attend these meetings as well to learn more about the center and get acquainted with other artists.
In Memoriam: It is with a heavy heart that we note the passing of Todd Peterson. Todd was amazing with his dedication and hard work on the Emerald Art Center web site. He was always willing to help out providing support and inspiration where he could.
We have been accepting donations for EAC on behalf of the Peterson family as a memorial to Todd. Todd’s memory will continue to be honored and remembered as the very important part of EAC.
UPCOMING WORKSHOPS & CLASSES
WORKSHOPS FOR ADULTS
Susan Bourdet “Dramatic Lighting & Texture” October 3-5th, 2016: 10 am – 4 pm. You will learn techniques to achieve dark rich backgrounds and dramatic lighting in your nature paintings through impressionistic foregrounds and backgrounds, wet-into wet backgrounds, and various techniques for the colors and textures in nature. There will be demonstrations and lots of painting.
Jo Dunnick “Add Tools to Your Watercolor Toolbox” October 17-20th, 2016: 10 am – 4 pm. Two things I hear a lot: “Watercolor is so hard!” or “I want to paint looser!” I see watercolor as versatile rather than difficult. It becomes “less hard” as you figure out how the paint and paper work together. Looseness can be achieved by experimenting with different techniques (many of which defy control) like spray starch, straw, soap, bubble wrap, alcohol, “paint pushers” and using different types of paper. We’ll use Yupo, Canson Montval 140 CP, Arches 140 CP to find how each one can give us different results.
Technique and paper is only half the story… the other half is “letting go”, letting the paint and paper take you on a journey and trust that it will be ok! We will move quickly so that you do not have a lot of time to worry and nitpick. Your experience as a painter does not matter. Your willingness to relax, play and explore does. – Jo Dunnick
November 5th, 9:30-5:30 Knitting Willow Bark, Knit sculptural basket using willow bark as “yarn”. November 9th, 9:00 to 3:00 Gourd class, Learn how to add a design using paints, inks or wood burning with pine needle embellishments. November 12th, 3:00-6:00 Weaving Northwest Barks, Make a small hanging basket with willow bark, western red cedar and cherry bark. November 19th, 11:30-5:30 Pine Needle Pendant, Learn basics for coiling with long leaf pine needles to create a pendant. November 20th, 2:30-4:00, 3 dimensional weaving technique. November 30th, 2:30-4:00 Wire Bird Nest, Create an adorable wire bird nest using wire and pearls.
Please call to register for theses workshops and further information at 541-726-8595.
CLASSES FOR ADULTS
Open Figurative Drawing Sessions. Wednesday evenings 6:30 – 9:00 pm. Weekly sessions with a model who at the end of each session chooses her favorite drawing for display in the gallery for the week. $6 for 2 1/2 hours.
Adult Painting Classes. Thursday evenings 7 – 10 pm. Come join artist, Alan M. Clark, for weekly painting sessions. Alan provides guidance to all artists seeking instruction in acrylic, drawing and illustration. $15 for 3 hours.
Open Studio. Fridays 11 am-4 pm. Bring your favorite painting or other art project to work on in the company of other creatives. Open studio is always FREE.
Waterplay October 15th – Make some waves, create a dynamic sky, make it rain…all with watercolors!
Create your own mask October 22nd – Use a wide variety of materials and inspiration to create your own mask!
ARTS IN THE NEWS
Lane Monthly magazine featured a full page article about activities at the art center in their edition on “Celebrating the Arts.” Click the link to read the story.
Emerald Art Center sends a special thank you to our friends at Mercedes-Benz of Eugene for sponsoring an amazing evening of artful fundraising on Tuesday, October 18th, 2016. The evening included an opportunity to paint with renowned artist, Alan M. Clark.
Thank you Ralph Parshall and Mercedes Benz of Eugene for supporting the Arts
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