Newsletter of January, 2018 Vol.60, No. 5
The Euclid Art Association's next
monthly meeting is Monday, January 8, starting at 7:00pm.
The meeting is held in Fellowship Hall of East Shore United
Methodist Church, 23002 Lakeshore Blvd., Euclid. The meeting
is open to the public. A $3.00 donation is suggested for
guests. The entrance is through the back door of the church.
There is an elevator to reach the lower level and Fellowship Hall.
The doors of the church open at 6:00pm. Remember the Church’s
door code to enter the building. Call Lee if you forgot
Parking is behind the church, in front of the church in the
traffic circle or across the alley in front of the Marc's Pharmacy
door. Please do not park outside designated areas as this
impedes access of emergency vehicles to the rear entrance. If
you do, you risk being ticketed.
Refreshments will be served after the meeting. The hosts
for January are Terese Berzinskas, Juanita Sweet and Ginny
Weekly Board Meetings are held on Tuesdays from 10:00am to
12:30pm in the North Street Gallery on the 2nd floor of the Euclid
History Museum, 21129 North St. in Euclid. Come, participate
and join us for lunch afterwards!
In January of each year we like to feature several of our
members. We ask them to Show & Tell us about their artwork.
This year we are featuring: William Kless has painted
Cleveland memories for three decades...remember Euclid Beach Park,
Laughing Sal and the Shaker Rapid? Barb Greenwood is an
art therapist. She calls her unique style Scribble Art.
Her artworks were displayed at the Euclid Library in October...maybe
you stopped to see them? Diane Rogazione is an accomplished
watercolor painter. She also illustrates children's books and
is a former 1st grade teacher. Plus, our president, Lee
Peters, will show us a video that he made in 2006 promoting
Euclid Art. Lee says, “Some of our oldtimers may remember it,
but there are probably a lot of newer ones who don’t.” We have
very talented people in our organization! Please venture out
and enjoy a warm evening of art and the refreshments.
THANKS TO ALL
Euclid Art’s Christmas Party and Chinese Auction Fundraiser was
held on Monday evening December 4th at the Henn Mansion.
Immediately upon entering the beautiful Henn Mansion, you felt
transported back in time....to Christmas in the 1920’s. The
atmosphere inside was warmly festive and very impressive. Our
members and their guests enjoyed an evening of great food, fun and
friendship. We appreciate everyone who helped us get ready for
the evening’s events....those who arranged and set the tables, who
worked in the kitchen getting the food ready to serve, who sold
auction tickets, who donated auction items, who set up the auction
items and called the winning numbers, and to everyone who came to
the party......a BIG THANK YOU to all! We made over
$420 for our scholarship fund! Great job everyone! (Note:
All money made in the auction goes into the scholarship fund; not
towards general expenses.) Read more about the party and
see party photos on the Events page of our
We thank these local businesses for their donations. Please
patronize them when shopping and dining - they truly deserve our
291 E. 222nd Street, Euclid, OH 44123 Phone: (216) 395-4278
Art It Yourself
Bronko’s Drive-In Beverage, 510 East 200th Street,
Euclid, OH 44119 Phone: (216) 531- 8844
Heinen's Fine Foods, Inc. 4540 Richmond Road,
Warrensville Hts, OH 44128 Phone: (216) 475-2300
Lake Shore Coffee House, 22032 Lakeshore Blvd., Euclid,
BRECKENRIDGE VILLAGE WINTER
ART SHOW. . .
. . . is ending soon!
Participating artists, please plan to pick up your artwork on
Monday, January 8, 2018 between 11:00 am and 12:00 pm at the
Mahan Cultural Center.
SIGN UP NOW FOR THESE 2018 WORKSHOPS
Saturday, April 28, 2018 "Trees
in Watercolor", instructor,
David Rankin. To quote David... “The ability to paint
trees in transparent watercolor has been a basic skill set in many
watercolor painter's repertoire for a couple hundred years or so.”
Learn how to apply additional layers of branches on top of earlier
brushwork... in order to develop the illusion of visual depth....and
more. Cost is $50 for members, $65 for non-members and $45 for
Three-day series, June, 1, 2, 3,
Watercolor Techniques...More Essential Training",
instructor, David Rankin. Learn how to create many of
transparent watercolor's very coolest visual effects. This
workshop is about learning more of watercolor's coolest washes and
how to "do it right". If you know how to create a specific visual
effect...and then add another and another... you can create dramatic
images. Cost is $150 for members, $195 for non-members and
$135 for students w/ID. Members, sign up & pay now...only
$135.00 through March 5, 2018. Don’t miss out on this members
To register for these workshops, call or email Susan Herrle at
firstname.lastname@example.org , include EAA in subject line.
More details about each workshop can be found on the Workshops page
MEMBERS ART PAGE
MAKE IT YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION TO SIGN UP FOR YOUR VERY
OWN...MEMBERS ART PAGE. IT'S EASY!!
All you need to do is go to EuclidArt.com, the
Members Art heading on the left sidebar
and click on it. Check out the artwork that other
members have posted.
Instructions on how to get your own web page are found at the
top of the page. It’s only $15 per year for 10 images and you
can change your images up to 3X per year without additional cost.
It is easy to do....but if you need help Kirk Ramsey or Lee Peters
can help. Sign up now and you’ll receive three additional
months, FREE! Sandi Richards is waiting to hear from you.
Once your members art page is posted, make sure to tell all your
friends. Plus, as an added bonus...we will feature a Members
Art page on our Facebook.
LOOKING AHEAD TO NEXT CHRISTMAS
The EAA Board decided to hold our 2018 Christmas party in the
Church’s Fellowship Hall. There are many reasons for this
decision. Not as many members participated in this year’s
party, as compared to the previous year. In 2016, we had 61
participants and collected $335 towards the Henn rental fee of $400.
This year, we had 48 participants and collected $260. In 2016,
we only lost $65, but this year we lost $140. The Henn is not
very well lit, especially where the auction items were displayed. In
the dining room, with people going down both sides of the food
table, it was hard to see the food and read the nice food signs that
Ellen Howard had made. Also, it’s harder to keep food warm/hot
in the Henn kitchen, which is a much smaller space than the church’s
kitchen. Separation of guests between two dining area rooms is
also an issue and the space between dining tables in the living room
is very tight...too tight, too close together. For these
reasons, we came to this decision. If you have any views on
the matter, please make them known to us.
A FEW WORDS FROM LEE
I, your humble president and editor, have been asked to opine on
a matter that I'm afraid affects us all at one time or another.
I choose not to offer suggestions for its cure in the form of a New
Year's resolution in that this malady is just as apt to occur in the
middle of the torpid heat of deep summer, as it does in the depths
of the most bitter winter. It is that wall that springs up
unbidden in the middle of your path, too tall to climb, too long to
go around, blocking one's goal of reaching a long visited
destination. I am, of course, talking about “Creative
Many people have mentioned to me that they just haven’t bothered
to put brush to canvas or bring out their camera in weeks, if not
months or even years. The “Creative” may feel that the
thrill is gone or that they are just going around in circles and
getting nowhere. May I suggest that sometimes the easiest way
to solve a problem is to change how you look at the premise behind
it, thus the wall vanishes if you concentrate on the journey and not
the finish line.
Stop and consider that when you “finish”, you are done....which is
exactly what happens when you become blocked. May I suggest
that the creative process is not a “job”, although it can be for
some, but for most of us it is an ongoing journey that started when
we looked at what we had created and said “WOW!” Let the FUN
of creating those WOW moments be the inspiration that guides us
forward. Above all make the process of what we do PLAY, not
We are always happy to publicize your event. Please tell
us what's going on! To get your info in our newsletter, let us
know before the last Saturday in the month. Call 216-531-6349 or
Include EAA in the “Subject” line of the message header.
“Winter is a season of recovery and preparation.” ― Paul Theroux
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