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Summer Sabbatical: No Meeting in June and July

Summer Sabbatical: No Meeting in June and July

Art Circle is going to take a sabbatical in both June and July. Our hope is to have an in person meeting in August.

Dear Art Circle,

There is no June First Friday tonight on Friday, June 5, in downtown Bloomington. However, if you are looking for an art-themed outing, both Inside Out:Accessible Art and Main Gallery 404 have reopened their galleries to visitors wearing facemasks with social distancing while admiring the art for sale.

Even though quarantine ended on May 30, there are still restrictions about groups of more than ten meeting in person. Art Circle last met in March. Our April and May meetings were cancelled due to the governor’s shelter in place order and COVID-19.

Jacob’s Well, Art Circle’s meeting place, is remaining closed to in real life gatherings as a protection to their parishioners who are more vulnerable to coronavirus. In this time of transition, from Phase 2 to Phase 3 (where we are now in re-opening Illinois), Art Circle is going to take a sabbatical in both June and July. Art Circle will not be holding a monthly meeting in June and July. If there is art news to share we will continue to email you the details.

Our hope is to have an in person meeting in August. Our hope is to meet in person on September 10 with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) as a guest speaker from 7:15-8pm with art sharing to follow in the time remaining. We hope Illinois is able to safely move to Phase 4 of the re-open Illinois plan this summer.

REMINDER: Sign up for the next art show at the Community Cancer Center from September 2020 to January 2021 is complete. Artist confirmation emails will be sent in August, when we hope to know for sure CCC #2 2020 will be able to be installed on Monday, September 14 as planned now.

We hope you are able to make art during this time of summer sabbatical. We miss seeing you in real life and gathering together monthly at Jacob’s Well. Our prayers are with you and for you.

Blessings,
Janean, LizBeth, and Angel

*Our Mission Statement*
Art Circle of Bloomington-Normal, Illinois is a creative community
gathering in Faith, Hope and Love inspiring Beauty, Truth and Goodness
through individual expression and appreciation of the Arts.

* Art Circle is volunteer run.
* There is no cost to join Art Circle.
* Each artist keeps 100% of proceeds of art sales at Art Circle art shows.

*Connect with Art Circle online:
www.artcirclebn.com YOU ARE HERE
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ArtCircleBN
Twitter: @artcirclebn
Instagram: @artcirclebn

Cross Pollination: 7pm Thurs., March 14 @ Jacob’s Well

Cross Pollination: 7pm Thurs., March 14 @ Jacob’s Well

Dear Art Circle,

Our next meeting will be Thursday, March 14, at 7pm at Jacob’s Well on Jersey in Normal, IL. …and, since it’s Pi Day 3.14, there will also be pie as refreshment.   

We hope you’ll plan to join us for Q&A discussion on a myriad of creative topics. 

This will be our first Cross Pollination meeting of the year and we will combine the Cross Pollination discussion with art sharing. 

Cross Pollination Background:
At an Art Circle meeting nine years ago in spring of 2010 two things happened: 
Angel shared her frustration over trying to set up a postcard to industry standard print specs requiring a 1/4″ type safety and an 1/8″ of bleed and Janean said she had to google how to mix brown using primary color tempera paint before teaching an elementary art lesson. Angel’s type safety and bleed prepress stress was second nature for Janean who worked in mail order advertising for sixteen years. The brown paint thing was easy peasy for Angel who has been painting for even longer than that! Angel said aloud, “We should have gotten together and cross pollinated!” [And in case you are wondering, google gave two formulas for mixing brown. The first was to remember a Christmas tree and mix red + green and the second was orange + blue.]

Experimenter’s Cross-Pollination 
At our March 14, 2019 meeting we invite you to bring one example of an art form or art supply you have experimented with. Then we will take turns presenting our experiment to the group and answering questions that arise. 

What have you tinkered with? Did it work? Has it become a part of your artistic repertoire? 

In September 2018, Angel’s example was the use of gel mediums and what she has done with them. Angel showed a triptych of three identical subject matters with gel medium handled in very different ways on each piece to see what effect/affect they would have in the final piece.

We want to be resources for one another. We’ll go around the circle one at a time so everyone can hear both the Q and the A. In this way we can learn from one another. We all have knowledge to share. We ask for courtesy during the Q&A discussion, taking turns speaking and please limit side conversations, so that we can hear one another as a group. 

We hope to see you Thursday, March 14 at 7pm at Jacob’s Well for our Cross Pollination meeting. Invite friends! Everyone is welcome. We can always expand the circle by adding more chairs, literally and figuratively. Plus, there will be pie for 3.14 Pi Day! 

Blessings

*Our Mission Statement*
Art Circle of Bloomington-Normal, Illinois is a creative community 
gathering in Faith, Hope and Love inspiring Beauty, Truth and Goodness 
through individual expression and appreciation of the Arts.

*Connect with Art Circle online:
www.artcirclebn.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ArtCircleBN 
Twitter: @artcirclebn
Instagram: @artcirclebn

Art Circle Meeting and News – July

Art Circle Meeting and News – July

Dear Art Circle,

Our July meeting will be tomorrow evening, Thursday, July 12, at 7pm at Jacob’s Well on Jersey in Normal, IL. We’ll have brief announcements and then discuss the art and other creative pursuits of those present. Each person is invited to bring one or two pieces of art or writing to share. Hope to see you there! 

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Sugar Creek Arts Festival is this coming weekend in uptown Normal on Saturday, July 14 from 10am-5pm and Sunday, July 15 from 11am-4pm. Presented by the McLean County Arts Center and The Town of Normal. 

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Bluegrass & Brass at Broadview Mansion

Saturday, July 14
4:00 pm-6:00 pm
Free Admission 
More Information at the Immanuel Bible Foundation website

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CALL FOR ARTISTSThe Community Cancer Center

CCC 2018 #3: August 27, 2018 – January 14, 2019

It’s time to sign up for the third art show of 2018 at the Community Cancer Center. You have untilFriday, August 10 to sign up online for CCC 2018 #3 beginning Monday, August 27, 2018and continuing through Monday, January 14, 2019. Contact Art Circle with any questions you may have at artcirclebn@gmail.com

It’s time to register for the third of three 2018 Art Circle Art Shows at the Community Cancer Center, 407 East Vernon Ave., Normal, IL. CCC 2018 #3 will be in place fromAugust 27, 2018 through January 14, 2019. Please sign up online and mark your calendars for Art Drop Off, Monday, August 27 from 4:30-6pm AND Art Pick Up, Monday, January 14, 2019 from 4:30-6pm. 

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Fifth Annual Inside Out Arts Fair
at Sugar Grove Nature Center

Saturday, July 21, 2018
10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Sponsored by:

Inside Out: Accessible Art Cooperative & Gallery
Sugar Grove Nature Center
Bloomington Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Arts Department

Free Art Activities
10-10:45 Stamped Muslin Bags
11-11:45 Visors
12-12:45 Alcohol Ink Tiles
1-1:45 Bead Alphabet Bracelets
2-2:45 Glass Globes

Adoption Event 11 am – 2 pm
Wish Bone Canine Rescue

Concessions provided by Heyworth FFA Chapter
Pulled Pork/Hot Dogs

Blacksmiths & Irish Music Jam
Other music and entertainment will be added soon.
Loads of Free art activities!
Some classes will be offered for a small fee.

Sugar Grove Nature Center4532 N 725 East RdMcLean Illinois 61754571-336-6383 
http://www.insideoutartcoop.org

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Hope to see you at Jacob’s Well tomorrow evening, Thursday, July 12 at 7pm. 
Blessings,
Janean
on behalf of Art Circle

*Our Mission Statement*
Art Circle of Bloomington-Normal, Illinois is a creative community 
gathering in Faith, Hope and Love inspiring Beauty, Truth and Goodness 

through individual expression and appreciation of the Arts.

*Connect with Art Circle online:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ArtCircleBN
Twitter: @artcirclebn
Instagram: @artcirclebn

Good Friday 2018

CCC Art Show 2018 #2

Christmas Party 2017