Saturday, March 26, 2011

Music and Art - A Great Combination

On March 24, the Arts Council tried a new program - and it proved to be a really wonderful evening! The idea came from Melinda Fiscus our events coordinator - the concept was to gather a small group of people at a private home for an intimate visit with a performer. For this first time, we were fortunate to work with talented and gracious musician Elizabeth Hicks-Kimmey. A group of about 14 guests gathered at the home of LAC's Artistic Director Kathy Berls to enjoy dessert and learn all about the many different types of flutes. Liz performed a variety of music on different flutes along with providing lots of information about this particular instrument. Her warm manner was matched her skills as a very incredible musician. Everyone went home at the end of the evening with a feeling of friendship and enrichment. Hopefully, this will be the first of several such events. (Be sure to visit Liz's website.)

The week also included the second of our open critiques since we've moved them to Monday afternoons. Another big group brought in their work to be critiqued by a lively gathering of artists, skillfully led by talented artist and instructor June Davis. It's wonderful to see so many different styles and hear the thoughts of so many different artists. From a large oil painting by Anne Mann to the imaginative compositions by watercolor artist Carla Stoltzfus, we looked at just about everything imaginable. This free event sponsored every other month by LAC is a treat for the eyes and the brain. Hope you can join us in May for the next one!

Moderator June Davis leads the group in a critique of an oil by Ann Mann

And a watercolor by Kate Cissell

The critique group!

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