Thursday, June 2, 2011

June Member Meeting

Tonight was the monthly member meeting for the Belmar Arts Council. They are currently being held the first Thursday of every month at the Boatworks. Part of each meeting is various BAC business. For example, tonight we talked about two upcoming shows- The Power of Color Photography exhibition (intake on June 3rd and 4th) and Art on the Edge (to feature low brow and other alternative art) coming up in late August. We also learned a bit more about this summer's community art project, a free standing colorful mud mural that will be going up later this month. There were reminders about this month's movie night (Tzameti, on June 21st at 7 pm) and our many ongoing groups.

At many of our meetings we like to have an arts related presentation, things that may be of interest to our members. Over the years these have included such diverse topics as still life painting and drawing, casting with concrete, digital processes, music performances and the reading of an original play. Tonight our demonstration came from Joe Villa, who discussed proper techniques for framing art for exhibitions.

Joe brought a few examples of framed work, some of which he took apart so that the crowd could see the various steps that went into it. He described some of the procedures that he uses, showed tools and specialized equipment, and discussed some of his preferred materials and where they can be purchased.

The monthly member meeting is open to all, including non-members who are interested in finding out what the BAC is all about. Dates and times of the meetings can be found on the calendar of events on our main website.

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