Friday, September 17 11:00 am Mixville Park, Cheshire
This month we'll be talking about Van Gogh. The book is 'Lust for Life' by Irving Stone. (It is not available as an e-book, but there are copies available through libraries and inexpensive used copies available through online book sources.) Order yours today so you have enough time to read it! Bring your own chair and join us in a socially-distanced outdoor setting. Please register for this program online through the Cheshire Library website: https://cheshirelibrary.libcal.com/event/8138989?fbclid=IwAR0NiDDOnauSzQCrPl3gPn33d41hrbfSUtx38h7-S-4j2r06SchxCNbHioE Should weather conditions not be favorable, keep an eye out for an email notice that changes the meeting to Zoom or a postponed meeting date.
About Our Art Book Club: Do you love to read? And love art? Mark your calendar and Let's Discuss! Join us for a monthly book club discussion on the third Friday of each month from 11 am to 12:30 pm. We’re taking advantage of mild weather in September and meeting outdoors. Other meetings through the Fall and Winter will likely be hosted via Zoom. Watch for email notices from the Cheshire Art League, as well as on the Cheshire Library website. We’ve had such delightful, lively and informative discussions this past year! Join us!
You may be interested in our Facebook group. Link below. This is a private group you can join where we post meeting notices and supplemental information and links about the authors, artists and art related to our book of the month. Facebook Groups
Yvonne Gordon Moser Floral Cyanotype Demonstration
Yvonne Gordon Moser will demonstrate the process and the materials needed to create floral cyanotypes. Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue print. The process involves mixing two chemicals: potassium ferricyanide and ammonium citrate to create a photosensitive solution. This is then applied straight after mixing to an absorbent surface (paper, fabric, bone, leather, shell, etc.) after which it is left in a dark place to dry. Allowing light to reach the paper during the drying process will spoil the print. The paper (or substrate) can then be stored in a lightproof container or bag before use. Prints can then be made by placing a negative (object or a photographic negative) onto the surface and exposing the coated surface to sunlight or an ultraviolet lamp. Results are usually obtained after about 10-20 mins, though this can vary considerably due to the strength of the sun and the surface being used to create the print. It’s best to create a test piece prior to exposure to ensure you get the results you want.
About the Artist: Yvonne Gordon-Moser is a regionally recognized artist, art therapist and author. Yvonne founded The Branford Art Center and YMG Wellness LLC in 2015. She is currently living with her husband as a nomad in their RV and working electronically with Art and Soul Art Therapy in Madison.
Cheshire Art League's 12th Annual Art in the Garden Show & Sale Exhibit
Saturday, October 9 - Monday, October 17 Cheshire Nursery, 1317 South Main St, Cheshire
Mark Battista Painterly Composition
Wednesday, November 4 via Zoom 6:30 pm
Join nationally recognized artist and fine art photographer, Mark Battista, for a presentation on composition. Through his studies as a painter and photographer, Mark will share his insight on composition to create images that tell a story, effectively communicate an idea and express an emotion. Be inspired to see the world as an artist and to use the elements of art to successfully communicate your visual ideas. This program is intended for photographers, as well as painters or anyone looking to analyze visual imagery and apply the elements of art and the principles of design.