AGENDA: Demo and Talk by Marty Edlin, Greeting for Norman
MEETINGS: Detailed information will be sent out prior to each meeting. Dates and/or venues may be changed. All meetings begin at 6:30 unless otherwise noted. Be sure to check this site for updated information.
Thurs., Aug. 12 - JD Schall at Amy Elswick's Studio
Wed., Oct. 6 - Kevin Payne at St. X
Thurs., Dec. 9 - Christmas Party
June 19-20 - Dana Major Kanowitz – there are still spaces left in the workshop, the registration form is on the blog. Don’t miss this great opportunity to get your creative juices flowing! In the meantime, check out her website at http://www.danamajorkanovitz.com/
Linda Bowman made contact with Julia Galloway at NCECA and she is very excited about doing a workshop for us in 2011!
LANA WILSON WORKSHOP:
Lana was absolutely delightful! She was willing to share all her little tricks from forming soft, folded legs to her expressive teapots to her latest work with colored tile. I have pictures to post but if you also took some and are willing to share, please send them to me. firstname.lastname@example.org
(I know this pic is a bit blurry but Lana was constantly laughing and this just captures her personality!)
Marty had a nice collection of his work set-up in the gallery of the Metro Arts building. It was surprising to hear that his work is not glazed but painted. He gave a wonderful talk on his development as an artist and what he is trying to express in his work. Be sure to watch the video when we post it. I have posted pictures on the blog.
Wayne Ferguson brought supplies and organized our greetings for Norman. We started the meeting with everyone drawing single letters on large cards to spell out “We miss you, Norman” and “Get well soon!” Mark and Kay Rountree did the videographing. We will send a CD to Norman and hopefully upload it to the blog so everyone can see it. Wayne also brought a large blank poster so we all could sign it. Many people drew funny/cute little pictures. I am going to mail it on to Norman. In the meantime, Norman has been moved to a rehab facility. Here is the address if you would like to send a letter or card:
The Sticht Center at WFUBMC
Patient: Norman Silva
Medical Center Blvd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27157
Once again, you can visit the site http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/normansilva to get up-to-date information on Norman’s progress. His family posts every day. There is also a place for you to send a message.
This took place on a blistering Friday and Saturday, June 4-5. We had 30 members participate and the set-up looked wonderful. Sales were a little slower this year but there were some who exceeded last year. It did not seem to be quite as busy. Pictures will be posted to the blog.
Dave had set up his tent and work on Friday but did not make it to the sale. In case some of you missed this, Dave’s wife Margie sent this to the group:
Dave had an unexpected turn of events that begin shortly after 3:00 AM Saturday morning, His defibrillator responded and continued to fire and fire and fire ---- in fact, the report today showed it fired twenty times. He is in Intensive Care at Baptist East where he has progressed from heavy sedation and being on a respirator to having a meal of real food this evening and sharing his humor. Mid-morning Tuesday he will have a heart cath procedure. If they find blockage, they will insert stents to open the vessels for increased blood flow. Dave is in very good spirits.
Dave is now out of the hospital and recuperating at home. Here is part an email I received from him:
I got out of the hospital on Saturday. I am at home recuperating. I feel pretty good. I walk to the mailbox to get the morning paper read it and have a nice slow start. I go up and down my stairs (slowly). I went to church Sunday and a funeral home and a meeting today, so I do get out. Margie has driven me, so far. Everything seems to be progressing nicely. I have mugs ordered so will probably try throwing again in a couple days.
We were unable to get enough volunteers to man the Louisville Clay tent so the sale of mugs for a scholarship fund was cancelled. Perhaps in the future we can set-up the mugs with a receptacle for checks and cash as a sort of ‘honor’ system. If Warren MacKenzie can sell pots in this manner, surely we can sell our mugs this way! Something to think about. Suggestions are welcome.
VIDEOS OF OUR MEETINGS AND EVENTS:
Laura Ross has purchased a video camera to archive our meetings and events. This will be wonderful for those of you who cannot attend everything that is scheduled and creates a historical archive of our activities. If someone is interested in becoming our ‘videographer’, please let us know. Think of how great that would look on your resume! ( And how many times have you heard that before!)
PEACE POSTCARD: 7000 postcards by artists from around the world are to be displayed at the Mohammed Ali Center on September 21. This is sponsored by the Interfaith Paths to Peace. If you would like to be a participant, please visit the website: http://www.peacepostcards.org/