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Saturday, October 24, 2009

12 pm to 4 pm

Cooksville, MD

Autumn General Member's Meeting

2400 Route 97, Cooksville, MD 21723


MPS Election of Board Officers for 2009 to 2011

New Slate of Officers up for Election:

President, Deborah Maklowski
Vice President, Linda Light
Treasurer, Joyce Lister
Corresponding Secretary, Lisa Sheppard
Recording Secretary, Barbara Steinacher

There will be a demonstration by John Held, a well known painter of gorgeous skies! John says that he has always particularly loved using pastels to create stunning and dramatic skies.  "Painting skies gives me almost unlimited freedom to explore color and light," he states.  "And pastels give me the spontaneity and vibrant colors which no other medium gives me."
In this demo, he will be working with Townsend pastel paper, and will demonstrate how to utilize the unique qualities that pastels have in doing such works.

John is currently represented by the Antreasian Gallery in Baltimore.  His art is also on display through January in Kathleen Sibelius's office (President Obama's Secretary of Health and Human Services ).  After twenty-five years in Seattle, during which he got to observe storms on a daily basis, he now lives in Tuscany Canterbury with his wife, their dog, and three cats.


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