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.

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