As you may know, many of us support the work of our local Boys & Girls
Each year they put on a Dinner & Auction which is their major fundraiser,
and critical to the very existence of the club.
This year "Bids For Kids" will take place on Saturday, May 7th from
5 to 9pm at the Lake Arrowhead Resort.
They would SO appreciate a few donations of art from us for their auction. This
is tax deductible and a very worthwhile connection for each of us, the gallery,
MAPS and the CAC.
I'll collect these pieces, with a retail price on the
back and your information, on Saturday evening,April 30th before our Gallery
Thanking you in advance for your support.
Annual People's Choice Awards Event
April 23 & 24
Since 2012, MAN Gallery has held an annual People's Choice
Promotion of this event by Mountain News has enabled its success and is greatly
appreciated. Reviewing last year's results, we had a total of 358 ballots submitted,
not counting the patrons who just wanted to look at the art and not participate.
This viewing of the art, in fact, was one of the event's goals realized. Patrons
expressed how much they enjoyed taking a closer look at the displays and, in
so doing, their involvement made for a greater appreciation of all the art forms.
Join us on April 30th from 6pm to 8 pm at the MAN Gallery for
our monthly Artist reception.
20% discount on art work for the evening. Light refreshment
will be served.
|Artist of the Month:
Mary retired from nursing in 2010 and, with her husband, Larry,
and her Chihuahua, Stretch, moved from San Diego to become full-time Lake Arrowhead
residents. Mary began taking art classes about a dozen years ago, and has become
quite proficient with acrylics. Her works range from abstract to landscape, from
automobiles to farm animals, and anything else that might strike her fancy. Most
of her art is created in her home studio, where she occasionally invites children
and adults to join her in learning and creating.I
hope you enjoy my images.
|Artist in the News:
Mountain Artists Contributing to Our Community
Rebuilding Together is an organization on our mountain consisting of local Real
Estate Agents, contractors and craftmen who donate their time and resources to
repair the homes of residents who otherwise are not able to or can't afford to
make the repairs themselves. Typically six to eight homes are rehabilitated each
year. The "Christmas in April" dinner and auction will be held at the
Country Club Thursday evening April 7th to raise money for the projects. On April
30th groups of 30 to 50 people will gather at each house to make the necessary
repairs. Mountain Arts Photographers will be at the homes to document and support
Arts Photographic Society - Annual Photo Contest - March 15, 2016 to May
The Mountain Arts Photographic Society (MAPS), and The Mountain
Arts Network (MAN), in Lake Arrowhead are co-sponsoring the Second
Annual Mountain-wide Photographic Competition. The theme of the 2016 competition
is "Mountain Spirit". Entrants are invited to submit
images of subjects that form the spirit or life of our Mountain. Entrants will
be required to submit an entry form and check or money order for the entry fee.
Entrants will be able to submit up to five (5) digital images on the theme for
the "per person" fee, of $10.00, ($5.00 for MAPS or MAN members). Download
entry forms & rules, send an email to MAPSPhotoContest@gmail.com.
CLASSES AT THE COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER
|Art Class for Children
for any of these classes. Additional
info on flyer.
02/20: Dye a Shirt Without Dye - $15 materials included
02/27: Collage on Fabric - $15 materials included (Ruth
03/05: Jewelry Bracelets/Key-Rings - $15 materials included
03/19: Explore Chinese Brush - $15 materials included (Alma Borcuk)
04/02, 04/16 & 04/23: Drawing from the Imagination - $45 materials included
|Art Class for Adults
from 1:00pm - ending time vary - see
registration for more info
for any of these classes. Additional
info on flyer.
02/20: Dye Silk Without Dye - $20 materials
included (Ruth Woods)
POSTPONED - 03/05 & 03/12: Printmaking II (Dave Wescott)
03/19: Chinese Brush - $20 materials included (Alma Borcuk)
04/02 & 04/16: Explore Drawing - $30 materials included (Brian Harris)
04/23: Batik on Canvas - $20 materials included (Ruth Woods)
MONDAY - OPEN STUDIO
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
- please contact Jon Olson if interested
This morning Open Studio Time on Mondays is available at no cost for Gallery
and MAN artists to stop by with their materials and work with other artists
on personal projects. Bring a lunch (or not), and bring your art stuff! No formal
instruction; an opportunity to mingle with artists. We will provide coffee and
an occasional model!
Please contact Jon Olson for additional
WEDNESDAY - Oil & Acrylic Painting
Helga Batman-Koplin, Instructor
9:30 AM -12:30PM - Beginners to Advanced
This is an on-going class with one of our Gallery's most prestigious artists,
Helga Batman-Koplin. With over 20 years of teaching, exhibiting, demonstrations,
and jurying Helga teaches this class at the Community Arts Center class:
"Enjoy the art of oil and acrylic painting".
For high school and up; $35 per class or by the month ($125 for 4- 3 hour
lessons). Recommended materials list is available by calling or emailing Helga.
Students will learn to produce a painting from beginning to end, from lay out
and mixing colors to finish! Contact
or call: 909-336-5785
WEDNESDAY - Sumi-e & Chinese Brush Painting
Alma Borcuk, Instructor
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Teens & Adults
Alma Borcuk is offering her Sumi-e and Oriental Brush Painting class for older
teens and adults on Wednesday afternoons, 2pm to 4pm. Location varies if 6 or
less students. See
Alma's website for more details. Alma will be happy to answer any questions
you may have regarding enrollment. Contact
Alma Borcuk is a nature artist whose painting style is much influenced by
Asian painting techniques. Recently, her focus has been on traditional Sumie
and Chinese brush paintings. She studies under premier master of Chinese brush
painting, Dr. Ning Yeh who is known for his Emmy Award winning PBS art show
and author of several art books.
THURSDAY - Special Needs Adult Class
Darlene Kraft, Instructor
Darlene Kraft welcomes any gallery or MAN artist to help her on Thursdays for
a few hours with her Special Needs Class for adults.
if you can donate any time to help. It is a very
rewarding way to sp