May 2, 2016
Artists Share Their Inspiration
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At our May meeting, we put together an impromptu program.  Our planned demonstrator was unable to attend due to illness and we thank our artists and president, Lee Peters for stepping forward and providing us with a very inspirational and fun evening.  After a brief business meeting, twelve artists shared one of their artworks and talked for 5-minutes on the inspiration behind their work.

•Dottie Geisert - gouache with watercolor - Waiting for the Dinner Bell, inspired by Sandi Richard’s flowers and watching gold finches around the feeder.

•Helen Karpoff - colored pencil with watercolor background -
Strange Encounter, inspired as a remembrance to the African lion who lost his life.


•Sue Herrle - photograph - Euclid Creek Eagle, inspired by the Eagles in the Herrle’s backyard.

•Joan Milligan - unfinished watercolor - blue birds in a field inspired by her visit to family in Arkansas.

•Lisa Ruschman - mosaic using Italian Smalti glass made in Venice in the Spilimbergo style.

•Sandi Richards - watercolor travel journal - Sandi traveled to France, Italy and Spain with a group of watercolor artists.  She shared her beautiful journal....a great way to document her travels.

•Betsy Poti - acrylic - Resurrection, which she was inspired to paint on Holy Saturday.

•Diana Mara - multi-media - she shared a whimsical painting that she was inspired to create using her bright colored paints.

•Pat Snook - pastel - Delicious Zero Calories, from an art workshop in Venice, Italy...inspired by the good food there!

•Suzette Cohen - acrylic - attended a wedding in Hungry and was inspired by the
Weeping Willow Trees.

•Deb Kramarz - photography - a trilogy of three small photos of colorful fall foliage printed with a metallic finish.

•Ellen Howard - digital art - inspired by a drawing of an elephant that was sold.  She merged the elephant image with photos of Cleveland using Paper by 53, creating very interesting compositions and cards.

Then, Lee presented a 30-minute visual slide show of things pertaining to art or as Lee calls it, “from the four corners of the earth to the 12-dimensions of the space-time continuum.....the weird, the wild, wacky and wonderful world of the world wide web”.  Lee’s inspiration of minimalism was depicted in the first few slides.  Thank you, Lee, for taking the time to put this slide presentation together at the last minute.  We all enjoyed it....29 members and guests participated in the evening events.

We also thank our local printer, Euclid Blue Printing, 908 East 222nd St., Euclid, 44123 for sharing examples of their printing services and offering a discount to Euclid Art members.  We encourage our members to see Glenn at Euclid Blue for personal service and excellent quality of your printing needs.

Thanks to our hostesses for the evening, Carolyn Swaffield and Diane Marra for the delicious refreshment table.  How many of those homemade cupcakes did you eat?   We also enjoyed homemade pepperoni bread, shrimp cocktail, fresh fruit, cheese and crackers and a few other goodies.  This is another reason why you don’t want to miss a meeting!