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QUEEN CITY ART CLUB
PROGRAMS  2014-2015

Friday, Oct. 10, 2014:  6:00 p.m.  Opening dinner meeting at Maple Knoll.
          Speaker:  Brett Harper
          It’s a war story.  It’s an art story.  It’s a love story.  Brett Harper will give a powerpoint presentation on the life and career of Charlie Harper and his wife,Edie, complete with period music.  This story has something for everyone - feel free to bring friends - it will be a great evening.

Chuck Marshall

 

 

 

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014:  Daytime Demo Meeting 9:30 - 12:30.
          Presenter:  Chuck Marshall
          Chuck Marshall (Charles W. Marshall, Jr.) was born and raised in Ohio. He grew up in the very small town of New Antioch, about 7 miles outside of  Wilmington.  When in high school Chuck was fortunate enough to have an art teacher that cared about young artistic minds and introduced Chuck to all forms of aCharlie Harperrt. 
Chuck went on to attended one year at the Cincinnati Art Academy before moving to southern California, where he studied at the California Art Institute.  Throughout his career, Chuck has also worked as an illustrator and graphic designer. His illustrations have been featured in magazines, books, popcorn tins, as well as prints and greeting cards. His fine art has been published in International Artist and American Artist Magazine. Chuck has won numerous awards and has also performed as a judge in juried art competitions. His work hangs in many private and corporate collections.  Today his art has taken a turn more towards the elements of art than the subject matter. Shapes, values, edges, line, color, and so on attract his eye more now. He feels great painting comes from that and not how well you can draw an object.

 

Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015:  Daytime Demo Meeting 9:30 - 12:30.
          Presenter:  Marlene Steele
Marlene states, “the beauty of the human form is a time-honored challenge and presents an especially unique opportunity in working with the live model. I practice the timed croqui technique to facilitate the natural gesture in my figure drawings. I often work through the roster of poses fully realizing that there is no loss in the repetition of the exercise. As each sheet repeats the motif there is a new search for the dominate mass or a directional line more informed. …I aspire toward combining skills of observation with personal terms of expression. There are no shortcuts to the plateau of achievement and there is much insight to be gained in the process of seeing for oneself.”
Quoted from the club newsMarlene SteeleWatercolorletter. “Dragonfly” March 2007         

The industrial environment paintings explore my personal experiences in the commercial manufacturing district surrounding my Cincinnati based studio. In these compositions I am experimenting with new brushwork bravado in a “dirty” color palette. A variety of spatial confrontations present the viewer with an immediate           
impression of the urban industrial district, replete with litter and debris.                                                        

 

                                                                                                                                     watercolor         pastel

 

Wednesday, March 4, 2015:  Daytime Demo Meeting 9:30 - 12:30.
          Presenter:  Donna Schwarz
          Get ready to complete your first scratchboard art piece with Donna Schwarz.  Scratchboard or scraperboard refers to both a medium, and an illustrative technique using sharp knives and tools for etching into a thin layer of white China clay that is coated with black India ink. Scratchboard can be used to yield highly detailed, precise and evenly textured artwork. 

You will need to purchase a scratchboard (nominally priced) and a pen so that you can work along with her (more details later).  You will have a piece ready to varnish by the end of the demo.      

 

She is a a signature member of the Colored Pencil Society of America and a member of Brush and Palette Art Guild in Ohio 2002 thru present.  She has won numerous awards with her entries.   Beginning in 2010, she has served as the art show coordinator; is on the judging Donna Schwarzcommittee and has been the historian from 2009 through 2011.  At their yearly show in 2012,  she received numerous awards as well as the people’s choice for her art piece "化 The Glorious Changes and Transformations in Life".

 

 

 

 

Daytime meetings will be held at Forest Chapel Methodist Church, 680 Sharon Rd., Forest Park 45240.  The fee for daytime meetings is $8.00 and the programs will be followed by an optional dutch treat lunch at a nearby restaurant

 

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