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Our Mission is to promote art and art education in the community and among its members. To encourage and promote a public interest and understanding of art; to create and develop a closer relationship between art and the community and further the education and artistic development of its members.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

New Week, New activities

This has been a busy week for us at the Renaissance Gallery. Starting Friday, we have been accepting photography work from area artists for the 2nd Annual Fine Art Exhibition. If that was not enough one of our members, Gary Taylor was asked to serve on the jury for the Juneteenth celebration this weekend in Huntington, WV.

Juneteenth is the oldest known national celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. It is a chance for many to maintain their connection to their history, to understand more than the simple facts of it. It helps people understand the personal side to what they read in history books


Gary was excited to participate in this, and to connect with any young area artists. Gary was scheduled to sit the gallery on Saturday, but Linda Helgason offered to handle this, and log-in artwork. She was also on hand to interact with people visiting the current show “Barely There”. People always enjoy talking to the actual artist when they come to view any show.

While everyone is working hard to get ready for the Photography show, artist Susan Tschantz is off on a “painting” vacation in Boone, NC. As some of you will recognize, Boone is the home of Cheap Joe’s art supply. Susan is spending a week working with oils and its related mediums. She writes about it on her blog, Starrpoint:


Because of Susan’s desertion, there will be no studio hours on Wednesday. Fern Christian, is however, still in town and still holding her painting classes on Monday and Saturday. Mike Adkins will be in on Tuesday to work with his Photography students, and is planning to hold a workshop June 26 on Hot shoe lighting for digital photography. Interested people should contact Mike as soon as possible.

Lillianne Bowersock is retired, now she will find out how really busy she and hubby, Bruce can be! While Bruce’s figure drawing class is not on hiatus, those who enjoy this experience should make sure they are on the contact list for the resumption of classes in September.

All should be back to order Next week.

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