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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Plein Air Buds at Stan's Vegetable Stand

There was lots to paint at Stan's Vegetable Stand... flowers, birdhouses, dogs, farmland, and tractors to name a few. Thanks to Stan for allowing us to use his property for inspiration. Jen, Nancy and Debbie later met at Debbie's house for homemade ice cream.

Next time?... Stowe Park in Belmont, NC. Later all will meet at Green Beans Restaurant for lunch. This will be June 7 at 9 AM. For more details, contact Nancy ( or Debbie ( Anyone is welcome to join us and no charge!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Plein Air Buds at McGill Rose Garden

Join MAG's Plein Air Buds at the McGill Rose Garden, 940 N. Davidson in Charlotte, on Tuesday, 5/24/11 at 10 AM. Besides roses, there are statues, a train car, and a vegetable/herb garden, to inspire a drawing, photograph or painting. Later join Nancy for a tour of the art galleries at NoDa! Should be loads of fun. Email Nancy ( ) for details and/or to be included in her email list for future outings. Great job finding locations, Nancy!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

What's to Paint on Rainy Days at Hunter Farm?

Don't let a little thing like cloudy weather keep you away from en plein air! Next time? We'll be at a vegetable stand in Weddington. Hopefully, the sun will be out... but if not, there are still possibilities abounding. Email Nancy ( or Debbie ( for more details. It is free of charge and open to any artist.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Plein Air Buds at Hunter's Farm in Weddington

Catch the end of strawberry season with the MAG Plein Air Buds at Hunter Farm (13624 Providence Road) in Weddington, NC. There are lots to sketch, photograph and/or paint there: fields, barns or animals. We're meeting there tomorrow, Tuesday, 5/17, at 10 AM. Join us! As usual, there's no charge and it's open to any artists who enjoys the outdoors. Email Nancy ( or Debbie ( for details on this or future outings.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Stallings Arts & Music Festival Canceled

Due to ominous weather conditions predicted for this weekend, the Stallings Arts & Music Festival is canceled. Therefore, MAG will not be having its art sale. Stay home and paint the stormy skies!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Congratulations to Elizabeth Martineau

Elizabeth won a total of three medals: First Place in Oils and Third Place in Watercolor and also in Acrylics with the Mecklenburg Senior Games, Silver Arts Division. We're all very proud of you, Elizabeth!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Life Drawing Every Wednesday Night

Come to the Matthews Community Center, tomorrow night, Wednesday at 7 PM for another weekly life drawing session. David is the model. The charge is $5-7 depending on how many attend. All artists over the age of 18 welcome. Come early so you're ready to start at 7 sharp!

Plein Air Buds at Cedarhill Farm

Beautiful fields, horses, goats, stables and riders... that's what you missed today if you didn't join the Plein Air Buds at Cedarhill Farm near Waxhaw. Next week we'll be at Baxter Village on Tuesday at 10 AM. Want to be in the loop? Email Nancy ( or Debbie ( for details. We'd love to have you join us!