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
October-Wheaton Gallery, Mason
December-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.
Mar * GLASS
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 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
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,
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.