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Chat and Chili
A time for Chat ‘n Chili will help us to re-examine WALLA’s purpose and decide if we are continuing to provide our participants the experiences they desire. Are our classes worthwhile? Are our extra-curricular activities sufficient? How will new technologies affect us? Are we being intentional as we plan activities and classes for both younger and older participants? How can WALLA be improved?
If you would like to be part of this discussion, enjoy free chili, and decide whose chili is the best, this event is to take place on January 23 from 10 until 2 in the Morton Multi-Purpose Room. To register, call Gail Beck at 743-9920 by Friday, January 17. Those cooking chili for the cook-off are Gail Beck, Leslie Brost, Mary Gardner, Joe Krause, and Tom Schott, among others.
WALLA visits the Frankfort Community Public Library
WALLA is visiting Clinton County and the Frankfort Community Public Library on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 to see the Indiana Artisan: Paintings and Drawings Exhibit
Combining the strength of their individual artwork into exhibitions of exceptional depth, Indiana Artisans who draw and paint have partnered on Indiana Artisan: Paintings and Drawings at the Anna & Harlan Hubbard Gallery, Frankfort Community Public Library, December 8, 2013 through January 17, 2014.
More than 30 paintings and drawings in virtually every medium – watercolor, acrylic, oil, pastel, graphite, and more – will be exhibited by Indiana Artisans Terry Armstrong (Warsaw), Patricia Rhoden Bartels (Nashville), Rena Brouwer (Delphi), Cindy Cradler (Brownsburg), Mary Ann Davis (Indianapolis), Charlene George (Brookville), Brian Gordy (Muncie), Joyce K. Jensen (Zionsville), Pam Newell (Fishers), Alan Patrick (Albany), Lynn Retson (Porter), Donna Shortt (Indianapolis), Sara Vanderkleed (Lafayette) and Carrie Wild (Indianapolis).
Indiana Artisan identifies, recognizes and promotes exceptional works of art and food created by Hoosier artists. It is an official, state-sanctioned designation for work of the highest caliber, with applications reviewed annually. Different panelists are engaged in each of the two annual reviews. Art panelists include artists, collectors, gallery owners and managers, folklorists, museum curators and directors, art educators, retailers and others with an appreciation of fine art and craft.
One criterion of particular importance is the work's relationship to the Hoosier State. The work of successful applicants is "juried in" to Indiana Artisan, meaning it becomes part of the Indiana Artisan brand and the artist may take advantage of the organization's business development opportunities. Currently the work of 235 Artisans in 57 Indiana counties is part of the brand. Since the organization's launch in 2008, more than 1,400 applications have been reviewed, with fewer than 20 percent successfully "jurying in."
Rena Brouwer and WALLA's own Carrie Wild, two of the exhibiting Artisans will be here on that day and possibly other group members. They will have smaller items like notecards and small matted originals and prints that will also be for sale.
See the November newsletter for more information on the trip and the registration form. The cost of the trip is $30 and includes lunch. The bus fills up fast so don't delay registering.