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Next MMAG Member Meeting


Meetings are 6:30 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at at Foster Community Center, 200 North Foster Ave. in Lansing unless otherwise noted.

MMAG Member Shows 2017–2018


January - Okemos Library Gallery, Okemos
February-Keys to Creativity, Lansing Mall
April-Framer's Edge, Okemos




MMAG Members win Awards at the Keys to Creativity Show

MMAG Member Challenges 2017-2018


MMAG's first meeting of the 2017-18 season will be Sept 21. To inspire creativity in our members we propose challenges each month. The piece must be created new for the challenge, not an old piece that fits the criteria. Here are the 2017-18 challenges:


Sept * Close up
Be inspired by Georgia O'Keefe and her flower paintings, or perhaps what you'd see in an eye, a raindrop, or maybe a bugs-eye view.

Oct * The Colorful Challenge
The idea is to choose a black and white reference and turn it into color. Take a subject and make it as unexpected as possible - trying not to use colors that have much to do with the subject. Show the lights and shadows in different colors rather than darker and lighter versions of the normal color of the object.

Nov * The Dinner Party
Works of art inspired by the mysterious and sensual aspects of gastronomy, within a total environment that evokes the festive and convivial spirit of group dinners (The Last Supper, Renoir's "Luncheon of the Boating Party", Norman Rockwell, "Freedom from Want").

Feb * Through a door or window
Looking through, inside looking out or outside looking in. Maybe look up Andrew Wyeth, Carlos San Milan, Matisse, and Hopper.

Glass is a real challenge to paint. Maybe try putting something behind glass, and let it be distorted. Feel free to try a single item of glass, or many. Up to you.

Apr * The Get Loose Challenge
Take a small canvas/panel and divide it into four. Choose a simple composition, any subject, still life recommended. Paint it the first time (top, left) tightly - with crisp edges. For the second section (top, right), paint the same subject, a little looser. Experiment with how your process might change to make it so. In the third section go even looser! And in the fourth, see if you can make your scene so loose, it almost doesn't hold together anymore.

Paint Ins


Paint In will be held monthly


Okemos Library Community room, Okemos Library


Thursday, September, 7, 1:35-4:30
Thursday, October, 5, 1:30-4:30
Thursday, November, 2,1:30-4:3


What it takes to run MMAG


Executive Board



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News bytes



Booking Foster


at Wheatons Framing

Awards went to the art of the following artists:

1st place Eldon Case

2nd placeJaye Yoon

3rd place Ruth Egnater

Honorable Mentions: Jane Cloutier, Bobbie Margolis,
Nancy Kremsreiter

Merit Award Anita Brett, Mina Hall, Juanita Baldwin, Nicholas Tijerina

Artist Choice: Dar Matthews

© 2017 Mid-Michigan Art Guild. All images copyright of the individual artists. All rights reserved.