Next Meeting is May 5, 2015
SAL's meetings are the 1st Tuesday of each month.
Member Critique: 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM
David Flitner is leading our critique for April 7.
All members & guests are invited to participate with work and suggestions for the work. Please join us! Critique begins promptly at 5:45 pm and runs to 6:45 pm prior to the General meeting. Paintings and drawings do not need to be framed. Unfinished pieces are welcome for suggestions to finish them. Those members arriving with work after 6:15 risk not having their work critiqued depending on volume of work brought in earlier. 1 painting only per person please.
We would prefer that participants in the critique please not bring paintings that are freshly wet, oils particularly, as the paint gets on our hands and clothes from handling the pieces and then paint is transferred to other works and the carpet in the critique area. If you have a frame to put the painting in for handling purposes that will be appreciated. Thanks from the critique leaders.
~ Jim Garrison, Critique Master
General Meeting: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Guest Presenter for April will be Hugo Medina: Painter, Sculpture, Muralist, Metal Artist
Born in La Paz, Bolivia, Hugo immigrated to New York as a child, where his interest in art was fostered by his architect father. Hugo received his BFA from C.W Post/ Long Island University in 1998 and his Masters in Education from University of Phoenix in 2006.
While completing his undergraduate work in New York, Hugo volunteered to teach classes at a summer program at the Kumayya Indian reservation in San Diego, California. His experience at the reservation is what led him to become an art teacher. Upon completing his degree, Hugo's desire to give back to the community and his love of children led him to a teaching career. Hugo's great appreciation and admiration of the Southwest and a constant search for adventure brought him to Phoenix in 1998.
Hugo taught art at Squaw Peak School in Phoenix, while continuing to design custom metalwork and sculpture in his free time. During his two years at Squaw Peak, Hugo founded an after school art program to extend the arts beyond the classroom as well as to reach out to the community. In the course of developing this program, Hugo organized and facilitated a series of field trips and off-campus programs with the Scottsdale Art District, Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Arizona State University, Nelson Fine Arts Center, and The Arcosanti Foundation, many of which were inaugural efforts that proved to be successful for all parties. Calle 16 is a grass roots community effort to fund and promote a community mural project on 16th Street in Phoenix, Arizona. It showcases the barrio's voice through art and murals. The Calle 16 mission is to build a community, one wall at a time.
Freddie Lieberman ~ 1st Vice-President for Programs
DIRECTIONS TO OUR MEETING PLACE
SAINT MARIA GORETTI ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
6261 N. Granite Reef Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85250
Located off Granite Reef Rd. just a few blocks north of McDonald Dr. Turn east on Rose Lane to enter the east parking lot where Piper Hall is located on the Church Campus. The Chapel is hard to miss with its dramatic architecture. The parking lot is just a bit further east of the chapel. McDonald Dr. has an exit from the 101 Freeway for easy access. To volunteer to help setup for upcoming meetings (many ways you can help every month) just arrive early around 5:30 - 5:15 PM or contact the SAL President.
PLEASE NOTE: If you arrive at St. Maria Goretti's before 5:30 PM on our meeting night, please be courteous and DO NOT enter the hall until 5:30. They have another group that rents the hall before us and they have the space until 5:30 PM. Thank you!