ART AROUND THE BEND
Newsletter of the Big Bend Arts Council May 2009
Highlights of the Last Meeting:
The BBAC board met earlier to outline the plans for a BBAC Co-Op space.
The fees/commissions and basic entry requirements were decided upon and will be sent out to the membership via website.
There will be an evaluation after 6 months of operation of the income and expenses-The fees and/or commission may be adjusted as necessary to keep gallery solvent. Members will have the option of leaving the gallery at that time if this does not suit them.
We need to get a call for art out ASAP for the next show at the Bread and Breakfast. A postcard with all the pertinent information will be written and sent out with a notice to the newspapers.
Alan Vannoy presented a program on bookmaking.
He gave a concise and information demonstration of making book covers, about signatures and how the book is placed together.
We learned about archival glue, book cloth and clamshell designs of book boxes used for book preservation. Alan brought examples of several types of bindings including bindings without glue.
At the completion of his lecture/demo, a drawing was held and Martha Scott received the finished book!
Get your latest artworks finished, titled, framed and tighter, because Monday, June 8th through Saturday, June 13th is submission week. Bring your artwork to Ocotillo Enterprises, 205 N. 5th St. in Alpine during that week, (except Tuesday). Hanging day is Sunday, June 14th (1-4pm) at Judy’s Bread and Breakfast. (Helpers always needed). The show starts Monday, June 15th and runs through Saturday, July 18th. There will be a reception on the 3rd Saturday of June, on June 20th from 6-9pm. This coincides with Fiesta del Sol weekend. (For a list of all the shows and their dates planned so far, see the march-April 2009 newsletter on the website at bigbendartscouncil.com If you don’t have internet, or have lost your copy, contact Judith to print you a list.)
More News around the Bend:
April 21-June 7 – Greasewood Gallery, Hotel Paisano, Marfa: Tom Curry “Paintings and Prints”
May 18 – Sul Ross State University, Alpine: Leann Zacharias, Cello & Friends Concert
June 2 – StarLight Theater, Terlingua: The Flatlanders, all-star country band, $50.00/ticket
June 26,27,28 – Theater of the Big Bend, Kokernot Park, Alpine: “The Will Rogers Follies,” 8:15-11pm
August 8, 9: Alpine/Big Bend Intertribal Powwow, Kokernot Park, starting at 10 am each day.
Free to the public. Contact: Joy Morningstar at 371-2195 for information about program advertising and vendor fees.
Favorite Websites or Barter Patrol Items?
Know of some great websites you’d like to share with others? Or do you have some art supplies you need or want to dispose of? Contact this newsletter’s editor to include them in the next issue.
Meanwhile, here’s a website to look at: www.hennesseyingalls.com In the search box, put “urban trends.” View a list of books about “street art.” Yes, graffiti. There are 185 titles listed here. The city of Alpine has just, earlier this year, criminalized street are. This rebellious form of expression is often featured in the art magazine JUXTAPOSE….
Deadline for submissions of news to ART AROUND THE BEND is the last day of each month. You can subit them anytime, though. Send to Judith at firstname.lastname@example.org In the subject line please put bbacnews (so she won’t assume it’s spam). Or call her afternoons at 837-5353. You may also send mail to her at Judith Brueske, 205 N. 5th St., Alpine, TX 79830. For all coming events please include a contact phone number and /or email address. For more information, call 837-5017, see www.bigbendartscouncil.com
This will be the last meeting before summer starts! The BBAC members’ meeting will be held this Sunday, May 17th at 2pm at the location of the new BBAC Gallery!!! BBAC members are asked to come and visit the new space at 106 W. Sul Ross Avenue, the southwest corner of the intersection of Sul Ross Ave and North 5th Street—At the southwest corner of Old Town Square City Park.