This class will cover basic to advanced methods of wheel throwing and hand building with clay.
Ages: Older youth to adult
Instructor: Carrie Becker
When: Thursdays, Jan. 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19, and 26, 5:30 – 7:30. In addition there will be 2 ‘Open Studio” sessions each week to allow students extra time to work independently.
Fee: $75 – includes 1 25# bag of clay and firing fee.
Class size is limited. Your paid registration holds your place in the class.
WAYNE CONYERS WINE & PAINT WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP
Wayne A. Conyers, BA, MA, MFA .McPherson College Professor and Chair of Art Department One of the top 11 most influential watercolorists in the United States
Participants will enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres while learning Wayne’s techniques for painting reflective surfaces in watercolor.
Workshop will be held in the McPherson Opera House Ballroom
January 24th, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Appropriate for all skill levels
All supplies will be provided.
Enroll at the McPherson Arts Alliance Vaam Gallery, located in the McPherson Opera House, 223 S Main St., McPherson Kansas.
For additional information, call 241- 5774 or 241- 6131.
The Kenton Brass will celebrate its 40th consecutive year of performing the Stan Kenton Christmas Carols throughout Kansas in a very special anniversary concert at the McPherson Church of the Brethren on December 14th at 2:00 p.m. There is no admission charge, but a free-will donation will be taken to benefit the McPherson Arts Alliance.
Juried Photography Exhibition
Call for Entries
The McPherson Arts Alliance Inc. and VAAM Gallery of McPherson, invite all members of the community to participate in a juried photography exhibition. The theme of the show will be
All readers in the McPherson area are encouraged to enter this show. The travel theme will be interpreted broadly. It won’t be the exotic locale that the judges will look at, but the mood of the picture, or the visual contrasts, or the story it tells which will make it memorable.
Juror’s merit awards w ill be presented in the amounts of $100, $75, $50
The show will take place in both the VAAM and the Opera House Heritage Galleries in January and February 2015.
Photographs need to be 8×10 inches in size and not mounted, not matted or framed. VAAM will prepare the photographs for hanging. There will be a $10 entry fee for up to three photographs. The judging fee for any additional submitted photograph is $5 each. Entry forms can be picked up at the VAAM gallery or visit MAA or VAAM on Facebook to request one by email. Participants should bring their entry information below connected to each photograph to the VAAM Gallery during open hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10 AM–5 PM before the deadline date of December 20, 2014.
Please attach a copy of this to the back of each entry:
All photographs will need to be picked up by March 30,
- The McPherson Arts Alliance and VAAM are not responsible for photographs that are left after March 30, 2015.
Robin was born in the winter of 1987 and grew up in Mansfield Texas. As a teenager he was fascinated with graffiti and the art that seemed so closely paired with skateboard culture. Later the artists he was most drawn to had roots in graffiti and jobs designing skateboard graphics. In 2003 he was turned on to painting through a fellow artist and friend, Tommy Tessier.
He mostly learned about painting through the imitation of artists he admired and his own personal experimentation. After going through many extreme style changes he began to build a foundation of creative elements and imagery.
Through his work he hopes to fray from the ordinary and excite the part of us that compels adventure and exploration; using texture, space and edge to dissolve lines between landscapes and stylized curves, building settings of galactic nature and dreamscape using saturated color and hard line geometric shapes as avenues for aesthetical oneness.
Robin’s work will be on display through November.