MEETINGS 2023 - 2024
6:30 - 9 PM
Members and their guests will enjoy fun, games, great food and time to socialize at our usual time and meeting place. Get to know your fellow artists. Let us know if you are able to attend and what ‘pot luck dish or dessert you can bring. Check your email for the signup link, and sign up by Tuesday, December 19. Bring a non-perishable food items to donate to the Manchester food pantry. We will have Art-of-the-Month with members and guests voting.
Hazel Meredith smart phone photography
Hazel began teaching post-processing techniques in 2007. She now teaches at camera clubs and conferences across the U.S. She released her first eBook, “Working with Textures & Overlays: Turn Ho-Hum into a Work of Art” in 2015 and the sequel in April, 2019. Hazel also released her first online course, “Creating Your Own Textures” in 2022 followed by another course in 2023. She loves the creative aspect of photography and post-processing, especially the use of textures and various software to create unique images. In 2020, Hazel received the Ashbrook Award for Digital Imaging Instructions from the Photographic Society of America.
Katrina Casey will lead participants in an interactive art therapy presentation where participants will learn about the beauty of art therapy and enjoy a brief art therapy activity. To participate, please have paper, pencil and something to trace a medium size circle.
Katrina Casey is an artist and art therapist living in New Haven, CT. She owns a small business selling her ceramic art. She has experience providing art therapy for people of all ages and backgrounds. She is passionate about the arts, nature, and accessible holistic health.
Beth’s encaustic and abstract paintings are personal responses to movement, music, color, nature or atmosphere. Her goal is to express the feelings or memories that linger after an experience. Beth has studied at the Rhode Island School of Design, the Cape School of Art and done workshops with contemporary masters. These have laid the foundation, helped to define her style and opened her up to less traditional media. Beth has been working in Encaustics and oil/cold wax for about 8 years. Her work has been awarded prizes around the country and has collectors around the world.
Pat will be painting a wild animal. Pat is a wildlife artist and native of the state of Connecticut. She started with pet portraiture in the 1970’s but continued through the years moving to the depiction of animals, both wild and domestic. She has exhibited in multiple locations throughout the Northeast and am represented in five galleries. Pat is a past president of the Tobacco Valley Artists Association and a member of the Academic Artists Association, the Ashford Arts Council and a board member of Arts of Tolland. She works primarily in pastel but also in oil and acrylic. Nature provides her not only inspiration, but also its own canvas!
Annual Member Meeting & critique
MAA members are invited to bring one piece of artwork to be critiqued by our guest artist Polly Castor. Polly Castor is a lifelong artist. She went to the University of Michigan, and has lived in Bethel, Connecticut for the last 31 years. Her passion is working within the full range of abstraction, from impressionism to non-objective art, with particular emphasis on abstract conceptualism, depicting specific Ideas, feelings, and actions. She has been an artist in residence in Maine for three summers, has been juried in the Pastel Society of America and many other national and international shows.
Past Meetings 2023 - 2024
Using pastels, Karen will demonstrate how to put figures in a landscape or interior. Karen is a nationally recognized, award-winning artist. Karen is affiliated with the Salmagundi Club and the American Artists Professional League. She currently serves on the PSA Board of Governors. Karen is teacher and instructing demonstrator for many art organizations, and she conducts demos and workshops locally and nationally.
Our guest artist, Joe Burger, will demonstrate a city scene. Joe has been active in art since retiring in 2009 from a mechanical engineering career in aerospace and nuclear power. His work is usually in the traditional realistic style, primarily in watercolor. Joe has won numerous awards in local shows, has been accepted in national exhibits several times, and is currently a member of several art associations. He keeps his studio at his home in Broad Brook, CT.
traditional Asian painting
Hyeonsu Kim was trained in South Korea where, after earning a BA in childhood education, she graduated from Daegu Catholic University with a concentration and certificate in Traditional Asian Painting. While still living in South Korea she was the owner and teacher of a private art school for children ages 3 -15. Also, she was an exhibiting member of a prestigious Professional Artist Collective.