MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2015
Presentation by GLENVILLE ARTIST
Mike will be talking about his work as he shows examples of his paintings.
Spring has finally arrived, and the Art League is gearing up for the 2015 season. The first meeting of the year will be held at the Bascom on April 27. Social time is at 4:30, with the presentation at 5:00.
One of the aims of the Art League is to support emerging area artists. Mike Price, an acrylic painter, is just such a person. Pat Calderone, Art League President, found him almost by accident. She read in the Highlander that Dana Fresa had recently opened Roosters Café at 460 Main Street, Highlands, and was looking for local artists to hang work in the establishment. She visited the café to determine if it would be a good match for ALHC members to display their work. A large selection of Mike's work was already on display, and she was so drawn to it that she contacted him to arrange a face-to-face meeting. Mr. Price, who owns a business in Glenville, met with Pat the same day, bringing more examples of his work.
She found him to be very art savvy and well spoken. Born in California, Mr. Price has been involved with art from early childhood, winning poster and art contests from early elementary school through high school. He received an art scholarship to college, but instead of pursuing it he purchased an established business, got married and raised a family. Later in life he returned to his art, and over the last decade he has traveled and painted, focused on creating his personal style and studying master artists from around the world.
Bold, energetic brushstrokes on large canvases characterize Mr. Price’s paintings, reflecting his approach to life. While impressionistic in style, his subject matter is easily recognizable. Frequently the viewer feels that they know the person in a painting, and the facial expressions and body language evoke an emotional response. The colors often represent emotion rather than reality, giving his work a faintly surreal edge.
We hope you will join us for Mr. Price’s presentation.
June 29, 2015
Presentation by Stephen Kelley - Mechanical Folk Art, Art Publishing and Storytelling
July 27, 2015
4:30 pm Social with Refreshments
5:00 pm Presentation by Artist John Tolmay – Bronze African Sculptures
"A Thousand Mornings"
Presentation by Norma Boosey Hendrix
Monday September 28, 2015
Ms. Hendrix has attended residencies in the US and France. Her work has been exhibited in numerous group and solo shows in the US and is included in several public and private collections in the US and France. She has taught studio classes extensively throughout her career, both privately and publicly. She served on the faculty at Western Carolina University 2000 - 2009, both as undergraduate and graduate faculty. Hendrix has created and directed community art programs for over 30 years. She founded and is currently the Executive Director of Cullowhee Mountain Arts, which is in partnership with Western Carolina University.
Her presentation will be based on her journal, “A Thousand Mornings”, which is a collection of her journal drawings, and will include selected mixed media paintings that resulted from those drawings. The presentation will be in the Bascom atrium beginning at 5:00 p.m. with social time at 4:30 p.m. The public is invited to this free presentation.
Norma Hendrix is also a Honorary, Lifetime Member of the Art League of Highlands-Cashiers