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General Meeting to share and discuss art

  • Oct 1, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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The main focus of the meeting is the sharing of our art and socializing.  Please bring an example of your art to share if you are comfortable sharing. 

The Trenton Food Bank is short of food so please bring a nonperishable food item.  A dollar donation is also asked for the staff at the Lawrence Community Center.

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  • Lynn Cheng V.

    Hamilton Library has wall space for 6 pieces (2 large size) of 2D display now. The artwork can stay there for 6 months.
    If you're interested, please bring your piece @ our meeting, I can bring it over to the library.

    2 · September 24, 2013

    • Lynn Cheng V.

      Ok. We can meet sat around 4pm @ reference desk. The library will close @5pm.

      October 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      thank you so much! see you at 4 on saturday.

      October 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    http://www.ajantaelloracaves.info/Paintings.aspx?GroupCode=AJA-CAVES Please find some of the examples in the link attached

    October 3, 2013

    • Joy K.

      WOW those are beautiful!

      October 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I enjoyed meeting everyone at the meetup on October 1st. It was great sharing my art and seeing the art of the other attendees.

    October 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello guys

    Once again I am very glad to meet you all and hope you are doing great. Yes, Critiques are always good. Like bill experienced I also encountered lot of critiques when I was a researcher and it helped me a lot to improve my research, in fact we had monthly meetings to criticize each other’s research. When you talk about criticism I remember a quote from my school time
    “Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.”
    ― Winston Churchill
    By the way, the other day Miss Wendy said she was interested in Indian art. I don’t know if you ever heard of AJANTA and ELLORA cave paintings. It’s a very peculiar art from 2nd century BCE found in north part of Maharashtra: India , and that is now unfortunately in an endangered zone. I always found those paintings are very interesting and fascinating, if anyone want to try that?

    1 · October 3, 2013

  • Joy K.

    Well, are there any other CC members working in Installation Art? If so I'd like to talk with them. I do think any critiques should be separate meetings from our regular monthly group.

    October 3, 2013

  • Catherine M.

    Sorry to have missed this meeting! I appreciate constructive criticism. I don't have to agree with what's said but often things are pointed out that I missed because I'm too close to the work.

    1 · October 3, 2013

  • Rick B.

    A more detailed discussion about Critiques is being held under the discussions tab, Critiques. Please check it out and add your comments.

    FYI: Critiques would always be a separate and limited meeting.

    October 2, 2013

  • wendy m.

    I personally don't like crtiques. Art is so subjective and to comment on someone else's creative/thought process can come off mean spirited.its hard enough showing your work to strangers and I'm not sure getting a critique on a finished piece has any value . I think the idea of keeping it as a separate group is a good one..

    October 2, 2013

  • Bill M.

    I personally like critiques. I've found them very useful both with my art and in my professional career. In my art, often the critic would spot something that I was worried about and might offer a way to correct it, but many times, she would see something that I had not which was correctable and added greatly to the picture. And of course some things I would ignore!(but would always thank the person politely). I also benefited greatly from the peer review of my scientific papers. I have found that almost always people are trying to help you.

    October 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I wanted to add to the conversation, but I was too wordy, so I placed it in the Discussions section.

    -John

    October 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    personally I am not a fan of critiques. Some people feel very uncomfartable giving or receiving critique, or are simply not interested in it either way. why don't you do a seperate critique evening for the ones interested, keep it apart from the " show and tell"

    2 · October 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I think we should give our critique (or say it's fine the way it is) while the piece of art is in our hands and then pass it along to the next person.

    October 2, 2013

  • Terry W.

    I would gladly come to those meetings, but I don't feel knowledgeable enough to critique someone else's work. I can say I like it, or maybe this looks off. But I couldn't give real help to anyone because I don't know enough about art to feel comfortable doing that. That being said, I'd appreciate ideas on the jewelry I make. I'd like to be able to sell some of it and I'd appreciate ideas of what is 'or is not likely to sell.

    October 2, 2013

  • Rick B.

    We would love to have some scheduled critiques. We just need someone to organize it.

    October 2, 2013

  • Terry W.

    I think 'lively' is a good description. I enjoyed the pieces people brought to share; however I was expecting more in the critique area than happened.

    October 2, 2013

  • Joy K.

    Sorry to miss; earlier things unexpectedly ran late.

    October 1, 2013

  • Elaine

    Unfortunately, I won't be able to make the meeting. The traffic on Rte. 1 was so bad, I had to turn back.

    October 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had all the best intensions, but have sick kid at home and not feeling that great myself.

    October 1, 2013

  • Ronald A. L.

    Sorry, but I can't make the meeting this time.

    September 30, 2013

  • alice k.

    John, I think we all share your angst! I am one of those individuals who, if after a time a piece no longer keeps my interest or of which I tire, I will paint over it, cut it up and use the pieces creatively, or destroy the evidence!!! It's okay to do whatever you wish. Sometimes, adding something unexpected to what you'd thought of as finished, really finishes it!!! Good luck.

    Looking forward to seeing everyone's works!

    September 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello guys!

    I am deepthy and so eager to join you guys on tuesday evening! I am not a expert in painting but i love to pencil sketch whenever i get time. I am really bad in colors but want to become good. I really hope your paintings will be an inspiration for me to start with colors. I am bit confused about the venue and time..! If i am correct the meeting will be at 7:00 pm in lawrence community centre? Although I have been more than six months in lawrenceville, i don't know much about the community. If I am correct the community hall is where the girl statue with the ring? If so its a walkable distance for me, if its library i have to ask my husband to drop off :)

    September 26, 2013

    • Carine F.

      Yes Deepthy, it is on Eggerts Crossing Road and there is a statue of a girl with a hoola hoop ring in front of the building on the side walk.

      September 26, 2013

  • Suzanne H.

    I think that sometimes the work you think isn't so good is the one someone else loves.

    1 · September 17, 2013

    • Catherine M.

      I find that to be true with regularity. Reminds me that beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder.

      September 20, 2013

  • Catherine M.

    Going to miss this meeting. I have a class on Tuesday nights for a few weeks. Look forward to coming back once that wraps up.

    September 20, 2013

  • wendy m.

    John I think most artists wrestle with your dilemma sometime in their career. Whenever I start to feel unsure of a piece of work.l put it away for a couple of weeks.dont look at it or obsess about it.then when some time has passed you can view it with a clear vision. Personally some of my "mistakes" turn out to out to be favorites..good luck!! Wendy

    1 · September 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I hope I remember to bring up this question when I show you all a painting I've just "finished"?

    If I feel there's no more to be added to a painting without destroying it. Is it really finished, even if I'm not crazy about it?

    If I'm not crazy about it, does that mean it's not a success? and that others won't be crazy about it? Does it mean that I'm not being true to myself and my art if I show a painting I'm not 100% sure of? Even if I think it may be defined, and critiqued as a very fine painting?

    Then again, with this painting in particular, the more I look, the more I like.

    Anyone else wrestle with this?

    -John Mazur

    2 · September 17, 2013

    • Bill M.

      You bet'cha!

      September 17, 2013

  • Suzanne H.

    Looking forward to being there

    September 15, 2013

  • Kitty P.

    Looking forward to seeing everyone there.

    September 11, 2013

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