Saturday, August 29, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
The Art Stand reopens with its Autumn Colors show Saturday, August 22.
Fourteen local artists from Fresno, Sanger and Visalia, will display their work including oil, acrylic, pastel and watercolors, ceramics, jewelry, and fine art photography.
Located at Highway 180 and Frankwood Avenue, Minkler;
Open Thursdays – Mondays, from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm.
(Seasonal update and beautiful photograph by Jeri Burzin--photo taken at the Chaffee Zoo, Fresno CA. Thank you, Jeri!)
We had several new classes and teachers this summer--Sandy Kowallis taught a very inspiring watercolor class and Chieko Delgado taught a childrens' class focused on portraits and origami. Suzie Stach (pastel), Kay Owens (teaching an Oil/Acrylic class this time), Elaine Towne Lane (with a 2 session ceramics class), and Kathleen Mattox (Mixed Media) completed the staff for Summer 2009.
Some students had been with us before but many were new attendees this summer. Everyone seemed to enjoy their classes and some returned for multiple classes, saying that they "loved learning new techniques and ideas" etc. We encourage teachers and students to begin thinking about the Winter Workshops to come. Some ideas are already brewing for new class ideas. If you would like to suggest a class that you'd like to take or teach, please let us know. If you are not an Art Stand artist, but would be interested in teaching a class at the gallery, we would love to have that happen, also! Stay in touch and watch for Tiwi and Toff's beautiful flyer to announce the winter classes in the not too distant future!
Thank you, teachers, for teaching classes at the Art Stand and for your generous gift of time and talent. And thank you, students, for enrolling and attending classes at the Art Stand!
(Photos to follow very soon!)
"May was a wet month, rain almost daily and now we are in the "monsoon season" - more rain. We even had snow on the near by Truchas Peaks (13,000+ ft) in June. Lilacs were blooming all over Truchas and up to Taos for entire month of May. There are pink, fragrant wild roses and yellow climbing roses scattered along the hand-dug waterways - acequias. Now white daisies are covering all the surrounding hills and particularly line the acequia edges."
(Post and photo of beautiful New Mexico painting both submitted by Sally Delap-John. Thank you, Sally!)