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Friday, October 29, 2010

MAG Meeting 11/09/10

MAG is proud and priviledged to have Miriam Durkin demonstrating a portrait in oil at our next meeting, November 9, 2010. Ms. Durkin is presently showing at Studio 21 on Kingston Ave. in Charlotte ( She specializes in human figures and studied with Andy Braitman, Ben Long, Stephen Early and Nelson Shanks. All our meetings are free and open to the public on the second Tuesday of every month. Meetings start at 7 PM with social time starting at 6:30 PM prior to the meeting. We meet at the Matthews Community Center on McDowell St. East in downtown Matthews. You can't miss this one!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Spittin' Pond Farm Plein-Air Rescheduled...

Like painting out in nature with other artists? Like llamas? Then join us at Spittin' Pond Farm on Friday (10/29) at 11 AM. Bring along a lunch and stay for as long as you need... no rush to finish. Interested? Email Debbie at

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

MAG Plein Air Group at Yvette's Home

Beautiful... the weather, Yvette's home and the hospitality... cake and coffee were served... yoo! hoo! We're looking at a Llama farm for the next outing. So email Debbie,, if you're not on the plein air group email list. Yeah, there's room!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Plein Air Group Meeting at Yvette's Home

Join the MAG plein air crew as we venture off to Waxhaw to the home of fellow member Yvette Brandell, Tuesday, 10/19 at 8:30 AM... yeah, early. So set your alarm and don't miss this great opportunity to paint and have fun. Email Debbie for details:

Friday, October 15, 2010

Kevin Brown Workshop: Introduction to Painting a Portrait Sketch "Alla Prima"

Don't miss it! The workshop will cover on a preliminary level the following:
  • Alla Prima
  • materials and tools
  • positioning the model
  • lighting
  • composition
  • how to see and what to see
  • working wet into wet
  • fat over lean
  • modeling the form

Saturday 10/23/10 9AM-Noon
Tuesday 10/26/10 6PM-9PM
Thursday 10/28/10 9AM-Noon

Workshop Size: 4 Participants per session (first come first serve for the allotted times based on receipt of payment)

Fee: MAG members $25/ Non-members $35

Deadline: Thursday 10/21/10 (Please make checks out to MAG)

Location: Kevin's studio at 110 East Kingston Ave. second floor studio 212. If taking light rail it's stop East/West Ave.

For more informaiton email Kevin at

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

October 12 Meeting... Prizes, Christmas Art Show and Keefer Demo

Binders paid MAG a surprise visit with PRIZES! Thank you, Anthony and Harry!
Also, Tia McNelly from the Kilgoris Project provided information about our next Art Sale in December to benefit an African village with schools and farms.
Finally, Schelly Keefer did a demo with pastels.
Our next meeting will be November 9, with Miriam Durkin demonstrating portraits with oil.
Thanks to all who came!

Monday, October 11, 2010

October Meeting Reminder

Tommorow night MAG will be holding our October monthly meeting from 6:30 - 8:30 PM with our social starting at 6:30 at the Matthews Community Center, 100 McDowell St. Matthews, NC 28105.

Our Guest Artists Schelly Keefer will be demonstrating for us with pastels and very excited to have her presenting - Here's a brief Bio on Schelly's background:

Schelly Keefer is an award winning artist Her work has been twice featured in the international magazine Pastel Journal, in UNCC's Sanskrit Magazine, and on the cover of theChronicle of the Horse. She has been on NPR and TV with numerous mentions in area newspapers. Schelly is known for her landscapes and cityscapes, but paints a wide variety of subjects. She is represented by the Red Sky Gallery. She is currently an art instructor at Central Piedmont Community College, teaching soft pastel. She can also be found on Facebook.

“I love the immediacy and vibrancy of pastels, as it is seen in my head, I can take directly to the paper. Watercolor is exciting with the fluid interaction of pigments and paper.” --Schelly


Art Wall - Bring in your artwork to hang.

Bring in Refreshments and treats or tricks... It is that time of the year!

Membership renewals

We look forward to seeing everyone at the meeting!