Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Jackson County Arts Minutes July 11, 2011

Jackson County Arts met Monday, July 11, 2011 at 6:00 pm. Present were Katie Morris, Carol Totten, Donna Kuti, Kathleen Cobb, Mary Schock,Marian Stevens, Suzette McCord-Rogers, Linda Brownlow, Sandy Studebaker, Kelcie Matousek, Gin Fox, Sarah Devader, and Rosalie Wilkerson.

Treasurer’s Report: There was no change from our last meeting. Cash on hand is $294.48.

Old Business: Discussed Fair Booth. We will set up our booth at 1:00 on Sunday July 24th at the Fair Building. Theme: Art is Ageless.

Katie has created a blog for the Jackson County Barn Tour that Jackson County Arts and theHistorical Society are working on. www.JaCoBarnTour.blogspot.com. Suzette reported that we did receive a grant to be used for advertising the tour. Gin has wood cut outs for the Paint Your Barn tour with Kansas Barn Alliance and is looking for individuals or small groups to help paint them.

Show and Tell: Rosalie showed several photographs she will be entering in the fair for 4H. Katie showed a photograph from her recently completed photography course, a series of flowers photographed at night. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/unk-katiemorris/sets/72157626964228169/) Carol showed a book that she has written and illustrated, “Terrible T Turns Terrible.”

Program: Sarah talked about methods for preserving wild flowers. For pressing flowers, you should pick flowers (as long as they are not endangered) mid-morning for best results and use an old book or press. Wax paper is not the best choice since the goal isto remove the moisture. Whole flowers can be dried upright or hanging upside down so that the moisture slowly evaporates or can be covered entirely with silica gel. Sarah showed a sample of artwork she has created that incorporates flowers and natural materials.

Next meeting: Monday, August 8, 6:00 pm at Sarah’s Enchanted Cottage.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Jackson County Arts on the Prairie


Photos from our June meeting. Enjoy!

June Meeting

Jackson County Arts Minutes

June 13, 2011

Jackson County Arts met Monday, June 12, 2011 at 6:00 pm. The meeting was held on Roger and Sarah Devader’s property. In attendance were Mary Schock, David Schock, Katie Morris, Kathleen Cobb, Linda Brownlow, Suzette McCord-Rogers, Roger Devader, Sara Devader, and Dona Kuti.

Secretary’s Report: We had 7 new members join at Glory Days and displayed 29 pieces of Art with 2 musicians playing. A piece of paper was put out so the public could leave comments. The comments included a request for a music event, a statement that we need better lighting, and a compliment saying we are doing a nice job already.

Treasurer’s Report:

Balance on 05-09-2011 was $434.79.

$67 dues received

$25 miscellaneous receipts

$232.31 expenses for Westside Stamp & Awards, Jackson County Fair awards, Glory Days Art Show judge payment.

Cash on hand as of 06-13-2011 was $294.48

Old Business- Suzette reported that she is applying for a Tourism grant to be used for advertising the Jackson County Barn Tour on our behalf.

New Business- Discussed ideas for a booth at the fair focusing on Advocacy. We will plan to set up our booth Sunday, July 24 in the afternoon. Suzette requested artwork featuring barns from Jackson County for the barn tour’s fair booth. We discussed ideas for a musical event in 2012. We will try to get in touch with the Mainstreet director to see if we can work together.

Program: Roger talked about native prairies and gave a history of their property. Sarah introduced a variety of prairie flowers. Members took photographs and made artwork in the prairie then we adjourned for refreshments.

Next meeting: Monday, July 11, 6:00 pm at Sarah’s Enchanted Cottage.