2017.02 February Newsletter

Welcome to PLAG’s February News!

PLAG began the New Year 2017 with a bang of installing and getting ready for the Winter Art Show. The show is beautiful and the Reception on January 13th was well attended. If you missed the reception you can still see the show  through February 25th.
A big thank you to all who volunteered to make this event a great success.

The first 2017 PLAG monthly meeting: 
Saturday,  February 11 at the Mountain Community Mennonite Church starting 0900 with social gathering and snacks, 9:30 business agenda. 

Agenda and Planning: 

Welcome guests and members & new members
Thank you to everyone who brought food today

Sunshine committee
Treasurer’s report

Winter Show update

Fall Craft Fair
Election of officers Report for 2017
Still need President and Vice President

Please come to the meeting and be prepared to give your input to the following questions:

What types of workshops would you like to attend?
In what ways would you be willing to volunteer?
art shows:    coordinate    installation    intake    ribbons   greeter  set up food  anything else
monthly meetings:  bring food   set up chairs   take down chairs & clean up after meeting
What improvements and or changes would be more effective during our meetings?

If you can’t attend the February meeting, please send your answers via reply to this e-mail.

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. . . . .and here ART from Cindy Tafil
 ARTofficial Intelligence • Cindy Tafil

What are Mars colors?

If you answered colors from Mars you would be partially correct. The planet Mars contains lots of iron oxides that give it its rusty appearance. Alien green however is not one of them. The Mars colors are all permanent, opaque and consist of synthetic iron oxides.

The colors are:

Mars Black is faster drying than Ivory Black and is a warm black.

Mars Brown is similar to Burnt Sienna.

Mars Red can be a dull violet or reddish orange gone dull.

Mars Violet is a hint of violet in an Indian Red.

Mars Yellow is lusterless yellow ochre.

There is some confusion about using the color black versus making a dark tone to simulate black.

Black paint matters! Black right out of the tube can be far too dark as a darkening agent for colors and should be used only to help establish the tone of a color. Mixing a dark color with its dark complement such as Alizarin Crimson and Thalo Green or Burnt Umber with Thalo Blue produce a rich dark. Payne’s Gray mixed with a touch of Alizarin and Violet produce a cool tone for shadows.

What’s the difference among Mars Black, Ivory Black and Lamp Black?

Mars Black is opaque with a warm hue.

Lamp Black (a term from the old oil burning lamps) is opaque, somewhat dull and is made of carbon collected from the soot of burning oils and fats. It’s not a friendly black and adjustments are necessary for the hue and tone of warm colors when a cool hue of the color is desired.

Ivory Black is made of carbon that is the result of burning bone. It is permanent and very transparent and not overpowering. A cool gray is produced by mixing White and Ivory Black.
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Announcements from PLAG Members:
Donna Arndt:

I finished a piece last summer, of the father in the parable of the Prodigal Son, named “Welcome Home.”  The first piece went to the pastor of a church I’d attended a while back, as a gift to him from his church for decades of service.  I’m working on another in the edition to this piece, at the request of another group.  An interesting side about these 2 pieces is that I’ve made them of cast aluminum and then (learned how to) apply a bronze patina; it makes them much more affordable than a bronze casting, and a lot lighter to carry around actually!  Both recipients know the metal is aluminum and are happy to not be paying a ‘bronze metal’ price.  It’s an interesting sculpture medium I’m experimenting with.

Congratulations Donna

Lynn Roth:
2017 Visions of Light Photography Show  

70 juried photographs • Jeff Johnson, Show Judge

for more:  pdphotographers.com

Mar 3-24, 2017 at Tri Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer Lake

 PLAG Winter Show:
Continuous through February 25 at Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Tuesday – Saturday 12 – 4pm.John DeFrancesco:

John DeFrancesco will be teaching a new workshop at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, “Oil Painting Techniques.” There will be four 3-hour sessions on Mondays, March 6 though March 27; 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost is $55. Information at www.csseniorcenter.com, or 719-955-3400.
Claudia Russu:

New Batik workshop offered starting February 4th! Attend one or more sessions. Teachers in D11 can earn CDE hours or Credit. 

Irene Pallon:

Pine Forest Spring Show and Sale,Saturday and Sunday May 6th – May 7th, 2017 Irene will bring one hard copy to the February meeting and can share the digital copy to any of those who may be interested in exhibiting in May.  Deadline to participate is Feb 15th, 2017.

Gloria Williams:
Cottonwood Center for the Arts in Colorado Springs presents:


INTAKE: January 26, 2017 – January 28, 2017 | 10 am to 5 pm
OPENING: February 3, 2017 | 5 pm to 8 pm
CLOSING: February 25, 2017
More information see:  www.cottonwoodcenterforthearts.com

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Due to December’s Christmas Luncheon meeting, no minutes are available.

Please remember to send in your announcements for the February Newsletter by the 24th of the month. February has only 28 days.