A Gift of Art Newsletter
Friends and family come visiting, sharing the joy of the season. It is easy to see the happiness (and some stress) when visitors drop into the gallery looking for that perfect something for the special people in their lives.
An old steel tree that was done by an artist in our consortium, has been updated, modernized with a coat of white paint. Spray-painted on a very windy, cold day. Geoffrey Crozier‘s hand blown ornaments still look just as good adorning the now, white branches. In contrast to these decor items, the big studio has a pretty normal tree.
You can come in to A Gift of Art and buy the tickets or you can buy the tickets on Eventbrite at eventbrite.ca/e/mayors-gala-for-the-love-of-art-tickets-40110289957.
Check the bottom of this email for the schedule we have so far .
Drama is currently booking a venue for the play to be staged later in January. From the little known about the script it will be very exciting. It is always such fun to wait and see what they are doing this time. Drama will start up again fresh in the new year, why not join wacky and wonderful Adam Wilkinson as he leads
the group to its next production. There is always room for more (costume designers, creative staging and backdrop help is also needed. Please contact us if you’re interested! Contact info can be found at agiftof-art.com/contact/).
As for children’s art camps, Christmas break will be from 9am to 4pm on Dec 27, 28, and 29 for the first week. If you need Boxing Day as well let us know and we will see what arrangements can be made. Extended hours may be available. The second week will be January 2, 3, 4, and 5. Again we are considering providing extended hours so tell us what you need. Our contact infomation is available at agiftof-art.com/contact/.
Once January arrives PA day camps will be operating with Bea Quitilen. Saturday morning Art Club will be taught by Emily Buckley.
The Library talk with Sarah was super informative about all the digital resources they have available. And who knew that you can get a bag of books with questions to start your very own book club. See further below for details on A Gift of Art’s Book Club
On Wednesday morning Dec 16th we will have a special treat, a departure from the usual talks. Jeannette Vandervooren will be leading a festive sing-a-long starting at 10:30am. There will be some goodies to munch on and there is always a pot of mulled cider ready to be ladled into your cup. It will be a lovely time.
What is amazing is how much can be learned in such a short session. One short hour and what a difference it can make. Try joining us for future Wednesday sessions. They have all been so enjoyable and so informational. They are sure to continue in the same vein.
Thank you so much to those who answered our survey about having a <book club here at A Gift of Art! Going by the results, we’ve decided the best time to hold it is Wednesday afternoons, 1:30pm – 2:30pm, beginning January 17th, 2018. The first book will be the one recommended by the library to start with, a book by a local author. If you’re interested, please confirm you would like to attend it by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Newcastle Photography Club has removed their photos and work by hyper-realist acrylic painter Ian Bodnaryk has been hung up. His paintings look like photographs! Also, he taught a class this past fall and will be starting up another one in January 2018. (The start date has moved from Dec. 7th) Sign-up online and find out more info at agiftof-art.com/classes.
To all of you from all of us here at the gallery, have a wonderful holiday season and Merry Christmas with all the best for a happy, healthy and prosperous 2018.
Look forward to seeing you soon!
A Gift of Art