Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Movie Nights are back at the BAC

Classic movies are coming back to the Boatworks, hosted by BAC member Luke Suppa. The first classic film will be City For Conquest, a 1940 film starring James Cagney and Ann Sheridan. It will be shown Thursday, November 20, at 7:00 pm.

The rest of the schedule is as follows:

December 4- Humoresque, starring John Garfield and Joan Crawford. (1946- b&w)
Special time- 7:30 pm, after the member meeting

December 18- Abbot & Costello Christmas Show (1952- color)

January 14- Hal Roach's Little Rascals (1930- b&w)

January 28- Bathing Beauty, starring Esther Williams and Red Skelton (1944- color)

February 10- An Evening with the Chairman of the Board, starring Frank Sinatra.

The December shows are on Thursdays, the later ones on Wednesdays. All films start at 7:00 pm, and admission is free.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Tabletops are finished!

It was a long process, beginning back in May when the Table Top Challenge was announced, and canvases were distributed to those who dared accept it. In August the canvases came back to the Boatworks for an exhibition and judging. That's when the table making process began, many aspects documented in the above photos taken over the past few months. First, the painted canvases were carefully removed from the stretchers, and set aside. The wooden table tops were sanded and the edges painted black. We removed the tops from the pedestals as the first step in attaching the canvas to the wood. A light table was used to trace the 24 inch diameter circle of canvas that would appear on the table. Contact cement was applied to back of the canvas and the wooden top, the pieces joined, and the canvas rolled and smoothed.
Once fully adhered to the wood, the canvas was trimmed around the edges, even to the circular edge of the table. The clear protective coating was mixed from a 2 part formula and poured over the top, then spread over the top and edges with a brush. A pin was used to pop a few tiny bubbles that formed. The still wet tops were placed back on pedestals on the stage to dry for a few days.
In time for yesterday's opening, the tops were reattached to the pedestals, finishing the tables. Special thanks to Wendy Green for coordinating the whole process and doing most of the work to finish the tables, with help seen above from Paul, Kevin, and Pat. If you want to see all 12 finished tables, you'll have to stop by the Boatworks. It will be worth the trip.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Small Treasures Opening

Today was the official opening of the Small Treasures Exhibition at the Boatworks. The walls were packed with inexpensive member made art, and there was plenty more on shelves and racks: paintings, photos, prints, ceramics, clothing, accessories, and music, all under $75. We had a nice crowd come through over the course of the opening, signed up some new members and sold more than a few items. As a special bonus, today was the debut of our new tables, created by 12 local artists. Don't worry if you couldn't make it today- the show and sale remain on display during regular gallery hours (1:00 to 5:00 pm Wednesday to Sunday, with special late hours until 8:00 pm on Fridays) through December 21st.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Small Treasures Coming Soon

Today was the intake of work for the upcoming Small Treasures exhibition. This members only show features paintings, drawings, prints, photos and more, with everything for sale for $75 or less. The exhibition officially opens on Saturday, November 15, with a reception from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. There will also be a special open house on Saturday, December 6 from 3:00 to 6:00 pm.