Sunday, 10 February 2013

May Byrne, expressive artist

Thursday night's demonstration was again very well attended. Thanks to all who came along. Before I talk about this week's guest artist, I would just like to echo Margarets words about new members for the committee. We are doing so well with numbers, demos and the exhibition. It would be too much of a good thing to lose if the committee numbers fell away. Something to ponder.

There is more important info at the bottom of this blog with regards to the exhibition this summer, so please stay tuned, as they say!

May Byrne entertained us all on Thursday evening with some swashbuckling expressive painting. The subject matter was from a picture taken of the cottages at Portencross and the medium that she employed was a mixture of charcoal on a stick, (sounds like a meal) oil pastel, acrylic paint and ink.

May's obvious enjoyment of her art was infectious. Some of us were even invited up to 'have a go'. Expressive art is well named and we all enjoyed watching her work, including those in the 'splash zone'.
Thanks very much May. We hope to see you back at the club in the future.
If you want to see more of May's work you can visit her site by clicking HERE

Here are some pics of the night, including one of May working with the board on the floor at her feet.

And now that important info about the exhibition . . .
At the committee meeting on 28th January 2013, we came to agreement on the following.
Ronnie Russell will open the exhibition on Friday 2nd August 2013.
The exhibition will run from 3rd August - 10th August.
Handing in of work will be Tuesday 30th July.  Times - 2pm - 4pm.
Collection day will be 10th August.  Times 2pm - 4pm.

All these blogs are archived, so if these dates and times slip your memory, all the info will be there on the Februatry blogs on the top left of this page.