12/30/16

Beeswax and a vintage dress - mixed media with LorriMarie Jenkins

lorrimarie jenkins mixed media

Join us on Tuesday, January 10th (1-3pm) at the Concord Library for a very creative demonstration by mixed media artist, LorriMarie Jenkins. She will show us how to dip fabric and other objects or surfaces into beeswax to create captivating work.

From LorriMarie's blog:
I love to share my ideas with others...I cannot get enough play time...I love textures and colors of all sorts...and I am constantly learning from others! I am the proud mother of four boys and the even prouder grandmother of four grandbabies...my life is full of creativity that is inspired by others and I am grateful to my God for the ideas given to me daily...I am just trying to keep up! I am a full-time artist and teacher of mixed media art. I am loving life!
Our monthly meetings are always open to the public - join us!

lorrimarie jenkins concord art association

12/17/16

The art of flowers

concord art flower arranging

At our December meeting, we enjoyed learning how to creatively arrange flowers with Phyllis Brady, one of our member artists who owned a floral business for many years.  It was fascinating how effortlessly she combined cut flowers with fruits, vegetables and greenery. A quick trip to the grocery store, farmer's market or even your own backyard will give you everything you need to make a stunning centerpiece.

concord art phyllis brady

Any arrangement can be seasonal with a few craft store items, like frosted pinecones for winter or a fake bird for spring. Phyllis created four different arrangements using floral foam inside a variety of containers - a ceramic tureen, a glass vase, a faux tree trunk, and a stone bowl. She graciously donated her arrangements for our prize drawing - these were the lucky winners!

concord art association members
From left:  Pat Calabro, Renaye Johnson, Sylvia Nuzzo Philis, Sharon Petersen

12/2/16

Member art on display at Selway Fitness Studio

Row 1: Cathy McNutt;  Row 2: Laurie Mansur, Farhana Naqvi, John Nicolini

Our November member show from the aRt Cottage has been extended and moved for the month of December to a new business that just opened in Pleasant Hill - Selway Fitness Studio. 

Selway Fitness (2647 Pleasant Hill Road) specializes in exercise programs, yoga, personal training and nutrition counseling for women aged 40+. Hours of operation are varied, based on classes and individual appointments, but they are generally closed daily between 1-4pm. So mornings, early evenings and weekends are best for viewing the show. Feel free to call first 925-550-0603 to inquire before you stop by.