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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.

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11th Annual What’s So Good About Good Friday? Art Show

11th Annual What’s So Good About Good Friday? Art Show

Eleventh annual “What’s So Good About Good Friday?” art show at Second Presbyterian Church in downtown Bloomington on Thursday, April 9 and Friday, April 10, 2020. This art show centers on the power of Jesus’ crucifixion, death, and resurrection to accomplish something impactful and lifechanging.

Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, “I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.”  (John 8:12)

    The idea for this show was birthed in 2010, when one of Angel Ambrose’s friends asked the question, “Why do Christ-followers think the cross is a good thing, when it was such an instrument of torture?” Her friend’s curiosity and discomfort were apparent as she inquired. Angel answered, “Because for the Christ-follower, the cross isn’t the end of the story, it is the beginning of our new story.” This show allows artists to shine their artistic light for Christ.

    We ask each artist to express the meaning of “What’s So Good About Good Friday?” in your own life. This meaning will be different for artist and that’s the beauty of this art show.  For some it is a literal depiction of Scripture. For others, it is an abstract of shapes and colors.  Each year, we see artistic creations that stir our souls and help us contemplate the beauty of the cross. Our greatest desire is to glorify God through art that will point viewers to the heart of our Lord.

    Art will be on display on Thursday, April 9 from 11:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Good Friday, April 10 from 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.. Reception for artists from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. on Good Friday, April 10. Second Presbyterian Church invites you to worship at the Good Friday Tenebrae service to follow the reception at 7:00 p.m. Artwork will also be on display during Easter Sunday services.

Pamela Cather “Wildlife Photography”: September 12

Pamela Cather “Wildlife Photography”: September 12

Pamela Cather “Wildlife Photography” Art Circle Guest Speaker on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at Jacob’s Well, 304 Jersey Ave., Normal, IL

Pamela Cather “Wildlife Photography” 
Guest Speaker @ Art Circle on Thursday, September 12
7:00 p.m. @ Jacob’s Well, 304 Jersey Ave., Normal, IL

Master Photographer Pamela Cather will talk about her passion for wildlife photography at Art Circle on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 7:00 p.m at Jacob’s Well Community Church in Normal, IL. Pamela will share some of her favorite images; many of which were taken locally at or around Lake Bloomington. You’ll also learn some basic tips that you can use photographing wildlife for yourself. 
We can see wildlife all around us. From the simplicity of a bumble bee collecting pollen or a fox playing or stalking its prey, capturing the essence of the beast is what every wildlife photographer seeks. Finding those special moments when the animals display their own behavioral patterns or human-like characteristics require patience but are well worth it once that unique photo is captured.
Art Circle’s September meeting with local art announcements and art sharing will follow Pamela’s wildlife photography presentation. We are looking forward to a great evening. All are welcome. 

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

Small Business Development Center: October 10 Art Circle

Small Business Development Center: October 10 Art Circle

SBDC Small Business Development Center will be a guest speaker at Art Circle
on Thursday, October 10 at 7pm at Jacob’s Well, 304 Jersey Ave., Normal, IL.

SBDC Small Business Development Center
Guest Speaker @ Art Circle on Thursday, October 10
7:00 p.m. @ Jacob’s Well, 304 Jersey Ave., Normal, IL

Karen Bussone, Director of the SBDC Small Business Development Center, will be a guest speaker at Art Circle’s Thursday, October 10 meeting at 7pm at Jacob’s Well, 304 Jersey Ave., Normal, IL. 

This presentation is an introduction to the things that someone starting up a small business has to think about and the services the SBDC has to offer our artists. The SBDC presentation will be approximately 45 minutes including Q&A.

An introduction to SBDC services such as:

• Business planning
• Guidance on business financing 
• Market research and marketing plans 
• Developing new markets 
• Working with local government 
• Import/export resources 
• Upgrading your technology tools
• Connections to additional resources 
• And much more as it pertains to artists of all kinds.

Art Circle’s October meeting with local art announcements and art sharing will follow Karen Bussone’s SBDC presentation on Thursday, October 10 at 7:00 p.m. at Jacob’s Well. We are looking forward to a great evening. All are welcome. 

A week later, on Friday, October 18, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the SBDC will be presenting, “Passion Into Action: Resources for Entrepreneurs in the Arts” at the McLean County Arts Center. “Passion Into Action” is for any visual artists, theatre artists, writers, and musicians interested in learning about, “social media marketing strategies/how to price work fairly by Doug Johnson, how to invest finances as an artist, and how taxes function depending on the type of work the artist does by Kevin Kuebler, CPA, CFP and Nicole Allen, CPA.”

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

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

Tenth Annual “What’s So Good About Good Friday?” Art Show: April 19, 2019

Tenth Annual “What’s So Good About Good Friday?” Art Show: April 19, 2019

Christian artists respond to meaning of Good Friday 
in tenth annual exhibit at Second Presbyterian Church

     The tenth annual “What’s So Good About Good Friday?” art show presents local artists’ work about Good Friday and their Christian faith. More than 25 artists will exhibit their creations that center on the power of Jesus’s crucifixion, death, and resurrection to accomplish something beautiful. The show will be held at Second Presbyterian Church, 404 N. Prairie Street, in downtown Bloomington, Friday, April 19, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
     The exhibit is organized by Art Circle of Bloomington-Normal, a faith-based group of artists and creative people, in conjunction with Second Presbyterian Church. 
     Artists will display paintings, drawings, watercolors, mixed media, computer generated art and sculptures on Good Friday. A reception with refreshments will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m., which will include artists talking informally about their work. Art will remain on display throughout Easter weekend.
     Kathy Stoner-Lasala, Transitional Minister/Head of Staff at Second Presbyterian Church. “We pray that ‘What’s So Good About Good Friday?’ will offer an experience of blessing and mercy to all who attend the exhibit, reception, and Tenebrae worship service.”
     Last year, more than 1,000 people viewed the work by artists who are professional artists, accomplished amateur artists and school children. 
     “For the Christ-follower, the cross isn’t the end of the story, it is the beginning of our new story. This show allows artists to shine their artistic light for Christ,” said Angel Ambrose, an artist and one of the Art Circle organizers. 
     The Good Friday Community Service will be at noon at Second Presbyterian on Friday, April 19. Second Presbyterian’s solemn Good Friday worship service begins at 8 p.m., after the artists’ reception. The thoughtful service features Bible readings with diminishing light, art, and music until the sanctuary is dark and utterly quiet. Sunday’s Sunrise Easter Service is at 6 a.m. Additional Easter Services are at 8 a.m., 9 a.m, and 10:30 a.m.. All are welcome.   
     Second Presbyterian is committed to helping people deepen their love for Christ and one another. Information about Second Presbyterian Church can be found at: www.secondpres.com.
     The Art Circle of Bloomington-Normal mission is to foster a creative community gathering in Faith, Hope and Love inspiring Beauty, Truth and Goodness through individual expression and appreciation of the Arts. Information about Art Circle can be found at www.artcirclebn.com.

GLT’s Sound Ideas: Art Show Reveals How Good Friday Leads To Renewal

GLT’s Sound Ideas [Audio Only]

Call for Artists: Artwork for Trinity Lutheran Cantada

Call for Artists: Artwork for Trinity Lutheran Cantada

Choral Christmas Cantata, “The Silence and the Sound,” December 17, 2017. Photo by Angel Ambrose.

 

Artwork by LizBeth Ogiela-Scheck at the Choral Christmas Cantata, “The Silence and the Sound,” December 17, 2017. Photo by Angel Ambrose.

 

Artwork by Angel Ambrose at the Choral Christmas Cantata, “The Silence and the Sound,” December 17, 2017. Photo by Angel Ambrose.

 

CALL FOR ARTISTS: ARTWORK FOR TRINITY LUTHERAN CANTADA

 

Trinity Lutheran is looking for artists who would be willing to have their artwork featured as a part of their Choral Christmas Cantada, “The Glory of Christmas,” on Sunday, December 16 at the 8:00, 9:30 and 11:00 morning services.

 

For several years now Trinity Lutheran has been combining a slideshow of local art with hymns and scripture and dance to honor God and celebrate Jesus’s birth at Christmastime. Angel attended last year and took the photos included here. Angel also shared in writing and in person about how beautiful and meaningful this worship service is to participate in as both an artist and as a worshiper in attendance.

 

 

 

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ARTWORK TO ANGELA VIA EMAIL IS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5.

 

The Trinity Lutheran Choral Christmas Cantada is Sunday, December 16 at the 8:00, 9:30 and 11:00 morning services. 

 

 

 

Please email a photo of your artwork to Angela Bargmann along with your artist bio and contact information for the church to create a flyer with details about the participating artists. 

 

 

Angela Bargmann
Trinity Lutheran
801 South Madison Street
Bloomington, IL 61701
309-533-9220

 

An outline of the seven movements of the Cantada are available via email from Angela at Trinity Lutheran or from Art Circle. Write to AngelaBarg@trinluth.org or artcirclebn@gmail.com to receive more details about this Call For Artists. 

 

Peace, grace and 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:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ArtCircleBN
Twitter: @artcirclebn
Instagram: @artcirclebn
Call For Artists: December 2018 Art Show at Broadview Mansion

Call For Artists: December 2018 Art Show at Broadview Mansion

Immanuel Bible Foundation has invited Art Circle to show art in December at Broadview Mansion, 1301 S. Fell Ave., Normal, IL.

CALL FOR ARTISTS: December 2018 Art Circle Reception and Open House at Broadview Mansion

An email was sent this morning to Art Circle’s email list with an online sign up link. If you would like more information about participating in this art show please email Art Circle at artcirclebn@gmail.com

Immanuel Bible Foundation has invited Art Circle to show art again at Broadview Mansion in December! Twenty to twenty-five pieces of art will be placed on the walls of the entry hall, the upstairs hallway, two upstairs bedrooms and in the study. **Table top display is also available in the bedrooms for our 3D artists.** Broadview Mansion will be open for music events for several evenings in December.

A reception with the artists and a Christmas Open House will be held at Broadview Mansion on Wednesday, December 5 from 6:00-8:00pm. This event is free and open to the public.
We hope you’ll sign up online to show art with us, plan to attend the reception, and invite your family and friends to join us! Refreshments will be provided by Immanuel Bible Foundation. Docents will be giving tours of the historic mansion during the Christmas Open House and artist reception.
The Art Circle Art Show will remain on display for Broadview Mansion visitors through the holidays.

*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

Good Friday 2018

CCC Art Show 2018 #2

Christmas Party 2017