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Sunday, November 28, 2010

The Charlotte Observer's Article on The Christmas Marketplace

Check out this article about The Christmas Marketplace from the Sunday (12/28) edition of the Charlotte Observer:

MAG Artists take-in will be at the site, 1515 S. Mint St., Friday (12/3) from 10AM to Noon and take-down is Sunday (12/5) from 2PM to 4PM.

EVERYONE is welcome to come by and check out our booth: Friday (12/3) from 4PM to 9PM and Saturday (12/4) from 9AM to 9PM.

Email Debbie:

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Christmas Marketplace for the Kilgoris Project 12/3-4

MAG will have a booth at the Christmas Marketplace benefiting the Kilgoris Project. Location is 1515 S. Mint Street in Charlotte, just blocks from Panther Stadium. Take-in is Friday, 12/3, from 10 AM to Noon. The sale will start that Friday evening 4 to 9 PM and continue Saturday from 9 AM to 9 PM. Take-down has been changed to Sunday afternoon 2-4 PM. Interested in participating or helping out... you know what to do... email Debbie:

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Next Plein-Air Outing Thursday, 11/18, 10 AM at Hunter Farm, Weddington

Due to rain, the plein-air session scheduled for Tuesday, 11/16, has been canceled. We'll try again Thursday... interested? Email Debbie at The pumpkins are gone but Erik tells us there'll be lots of new cows!

Christmas Marketplace at 1515 S. Mint Street in uptown Charlotte

All MAG members are invited to participate in the Christmas Marketplace that benefits the Kilgoris Project ( ). Take-in is at the venue (1515 S. Mint St.) on Friday, 12/3, from 10 AM to Noon. The doors open at 4 PM and close at 9 PM, then reopen Saturday, 12/4, from 9 AM to 9 PM. Take down is at 9 PM. Helpers are needed for take-in, selling and take down. Contact Debbie at

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Plein Air Proud!

MAG's Plein Air Group (we need to come up with a name for ourselves!) showed off their efforts at the 11/09/10 meeting. The group's next session will hopefully take place at Hunter Farm. Want to join us? Email Debbie:

Reg Narmour Shares His Experience With the Kilgoris Project

MAG will be selling member artwork at The Christmas Marketplace at 1515 S. Mint Street in uptown, Charlotte, to benefit the Kilgoris Project. The project builds schools and farms for a small African village, Kilgoris, so it will ultimately become self-sufficient. Fellow MAG member, Reg Narmour, spoke about his experience at the African village and showed his watercolor giclees of the schools built there. He not only helped with the physical labor but also befriended a young boy who regarded Reg as his "grandfather". Reg wore a belt the young boy made for him.

The Christmas Marketplace will take place December 3 (4PM-9PM) and 4 (9AM-9PM). Please come and help this cause by doing some of your Christmas shopping here. And don't forget to visit MAG's booth too! Contact Debbie at if you would like to sell art.

Miriam Durkin Demo a Hit!

Thank you, Miriam Durkin, for a wonderful demo of a portrait done in oil. Thanks also to Ally Yacenda for modeling. The demo demonstrated the creation and manipulation of the different kinds of shadows used in portraits as well as how skin tones and highlights make portraits come alive. The portrait was finished in just a little over an hour... with breaks! Miriam teaches group, as well as, individual classes. Check out her website at:

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Anne Springs Greenway Plein Air Outing

Don't miss our next plein air session at Spittin' Pond Farm on Tuesday, 11/9 at 11 AM. Email Debbie for details: