Euclid Art Association
January 9, 2017, Members’ Night 'Show and Tell'
Gerry Shamray, Dan Driscoll, Eddie Mitchell
(plus workshop previews by Launie McDevitt & Lee Peters)


On this very cold evening in January, 34 members and one guest, came out to see Gerry, Dan and Eddie talk to us about their artwork.  That’s a very nice show of support from our membership when you consider this was the very same evening as the big college football game!  But then again, the January meeting is always one of our favorites and as we heard someone say....“the best meeting ever.”  “Northeast Ohio really is teeming with talent!”...another comment.

Gerry Shamray, who considers himself the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde of cartoonists, started the evening off with his slideshow presentation.  Followed by Dan Driscoll, a ‘wanna be’ cartoonist and whimsical artist.  Lastly, Eddie Mitchell’s life, as an artist, teacher, gardner, builder, etc., flashed before us on the screen over next 30 minutes.  We thank each of them for an entertaining evening of art!  For more information and pictures from each presentation, please click on Gerry, Dan, Eddie.  Thanks also to Launie and Lee for their short preview of upcoming workshops on Zendalas and Photoshop Elements.


Frosty the Snowman was the theme for the evening’s refreshments.  We thank our hosts, Juanita Sweet and Kelley Davis...first timers.  They did a fantastic job!  We enjoyed so many tasty treats - two kinds of chicken salad sandwiches on Hawaiian rolls, fresh fruit of blueberries, pineapple slices and strawberries, veggie tray, garlic coated black olives, spinach and crap dips, excellent assortment of zucchini breads - banana, cranberry, chocolate chip, plus homemade cookies.  The graham cracker crunch cookies were a big hit....Juanita shares her recipe, below.


Graham Cracker Almond/Walnut Crunch

Line cookie sheet with aluminum foil.  Cover entire sheet with whole graham crackers.
Bring one cup (2 sticks) butter to a boil.
Then add 3/4 cup brown sugar to butter and bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
Pour mixture over crackers and spread.
Sprinkle with flaked almonds (about 5-6 oz.)  Can substitute walnuts.  I use more than 5-6 oz.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 min.