Please join us this Thursday March 14 at 7 pm to welcome our guest Carol Case Siracuse. Carol studied at Smith College before undertaking her architectural training at Harvard Graduate School of Design, and Princeton University. She practiced architecture in Boston, and Ithaca and opened her own firm in Chautauqua County, Western New York in 1980. When she moved to Buffalo she became the educational planner, and vice president at Cannon Design, retiring in 2010 after 38 years of practice. She is a member of Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society, Buffalo Society of Artists, and Western New York Artists Group. Her work is shown locally and across the country. She won the Gold Medal in the BSA’s Fall 2015 Catalogue Show and her travel sketchbooks have informed and delighted art lovers and travel buffs around the world.
“I have read that art is a reflection of ourselves and how we “see” life. This means so much more to me today than it would have a few years ago. Since retiring from the practice of architecture, I feel I’ve been reborn as an artist! My challenge today is to create drawings and paintings that combine my love of graphic and linear elements with my new found fascination with color. Today I can “draw on” my background as a printmaker and as an architect, applying these skills to my paintings and journal sketches. I can express my creative side in pen, pencil and watercolor, giving form to my visions and my passions, the landscape of our travels and home environment. This challenge and my creative urges will keep me occupied forever more. What a privilege. My reward is simply contentment.”
An Outstanding Student Art Show is on display at the Aurora Library during March featuring art from local high schools. The students created truly interesting and exciting art in a range of media which spotlights their skills and thoughtfulness.
Judged as three top examples of artistic expression and talent are the following pieces:
First place: “Fox Eye”, oil pastels, by Margaret Lenda, grade 10, Iroquois High School.
Second Place: “Hope”, colored pencil/mixed media, by Jessica Steinwachs, grade 11, E Aurora High School.
Third Place: “Puppy Love”, Ink/Stippling, by Austin Mariacher, grade 12, Iroquois High School.
Congratulations to all the artists who are participating! We at the EAAS hope to see you at our future meetings and shows!
Tim Martin- Muralist and decorative painter; recently demonstrated how he approaches painting pets for the East Aurora Art Society. As the subject of the painting emerged from the canvas, Tim gave helpful hints for the group to take their art from sketchbook to finished piece.
Please join us in welcoming back TIM MARTIN on February 14 at 7 pm. His program will be Paint your Dog
Armed with a Visual Communication Degree from the Art Institute Of Pittsburgh and Graphic Design classes from Kent State, Tim is living his dream as a professional Muralist and Decorative Painter. He has traveled across the United States and has been internationally changing the world one mural at a time. His passion is to create realistic imagery utilizing Old World techniques that do not incorporate computers or projectors. Everything is hand drawn and one of a kind.
"I treat every project as if it is my own. I understand how important and meaningful your new pieces will be in your life and am honored to share in them: a new baby's nursery, your business' transformation or a favorite memory that you want immortalized. I promise to bring my best to each and every client and to respectfully work with you on your new piece of art."
Tim also creates murals, and does marbling, decorative finishes, Venetian plastering, bas relief (3D designs), and Trompe l’ oeil.
Kathleen Ketch Stromecki is a local artist and owner of Her Heart Barn, Interactive Art Studio in Boston and the owner of Genevieve’s Granddaughter, a collaborative way to collect the narrative reflection of someone you love. She studied at Niagara County Community College and SUNY Brockport with a focus on Early Childhood Education. Her passion of art was encouraged by her artist grandmother and mother. She is mostly self-taught. She has practiced all mediums of art and currently works with Mixed Media, Watercolor, Alcohol Inks, Textile and Acrylic Dirty Pour techniques.
For the East Aurora Art Society, Kathleen will demonstrate the Acrylic Dirty Pour, Abstract Alcohol Ink Painting and Mixed Media Collage. She will talk about how within her abstract art she uses value, contrast, shapes, colors, marks and textures. She has been teaching art workshops for several years and enjoys sharing her passion with others.
Please join us as we welcome Kat on Thursday, January 10 at 7 pm!
You don’t want to miss our December 13th meeting because it will be a Christmas party! It will begin a little earlier, at 6:00 pm. Please bring a small appetizer, or a dessert to share with our pizza dinner.
We will make cards, boxes, and paint ornaments for the residents of Absolut in East Aurora, many of whom have no relatives or friends that visit. Please bring any extra or used Christmas cards for recycling. Paints and equipment will be provided.
There will be time to catch up with friends and have an opportunity to meet new members. A donation jar will be available to raise money for ROC (Rural Outreach Center) a local charity. See you Thursday!
Sara M Zak
Another amazing meeting on Thursday, October 11 at 7 pm. Thanks to our special guest and demonstrator, Jody Ziehm.
Jody is a full time watercolorist who lives in Wheatfield, NY. “I have a love of painting and am devoted to watercolors. Inspired by my surroundings I enjoy plein air painting and, whenever possible, work from live models.”
She also works in her studio from photos. Her work is distinguished by its vivid colors and dynamic compositions. A member of Buffalo Society of Artists, Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society, Buffalo Niagara Art Association, Fine Arts League of Buffalo and Tonawanda Council of the Arts she also enjoys teaching and holds weekly classes at both Partners in Art in North Tonawanda and the Amherst Museum. She is also represented in Kittinger Gallery in Williamsville, Finger Lakes Gallery and Frame in Canandaigua, Gallery Morada in Islamorada Florida, Barton Hill Resort and Spa in Lewiston New York, and The Mansion in Buffalo New York.
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