Archive for May, 2011

Pastel Society AGM

The AGM will again take place in the Ulster Museum, Botanic Gardens, Belfast, on Sat 7th May at 11.30 in the Belfast Room. This year a number of committee members are not eligible for re-election as they have served the maximum number of years allowed. They are Patricia McDermott our outgoing Treasurer. Our Secretary Anne Black, Millie Moore and Robert Graham. On behalf of the society I extend our heartfelt thanks to you all for your hard work over the years which has made the society such a success. This is a very important AGM as we have to elect a Chairman, Vice Chairman, Treasurer and Secretary so I hope you will make a special effort to attend as your participation is important for the future of the society. The job of secretary has traditionally been an arduous one. Last year the committee looked at all the work undertaken by the secretary and felt that it was too much for one person. The result is that the post of secretary has been divided into 3 jobs.

1. The Secretary looks after minutes and agendas.

2. Workshop co-ordinator

3.Newsletter and mailings Kay Cullen has done an excellent job of organising the workshops this year and is willing to continue in this role for another year with help from Roberta Lindsey, which is good news for all of us. Catherine McKeever has produced this years newsletters and looked after workshop mailings. She is also willing to continue for this incoming year. This leaves the post of Secretary a less time consuming role and hopefully more attractive post. For those attending the AGM who want to make a day of it, the museum is showing an exhibition of
sequined and beaded dresses from its collection called ‘Putting on the Glitz. Another exhibition on show is called ‘After the Bomb’, a collection of post war international art. You may also like to visit the Ormeau Baths Gallery which is holding an exhibition called ‘Into The Black’.
The exhibition brings together the work of two artists Neil Shawcross and Charles Walsh who explore black in different ways and for different reasons.

Up And Coming Workshops

‘A Pastel Workshop’
The Glenlough Community Centre in Carnlough are running a pastel workshop
Date: Saturday 28th May 2011.
Venue: Carnlough Community Centre, Co Antrim
Cost: £30 including lunch
To book call: Maureen on 00447765146013

For those of you who would like to make a weekend of it Carnlough  is a small village situated at the foot of the Glens of Antrim on the famous Antrim Coast Road. It has much to offer the painter with a picturesque village which includes a small harbour. A short walk brings you to Cranny Falls, or drive along the Coast Road to Glenarm Castle with its lovely walled garden or up through the Glens. If you want to stay the historic Londonderry Arms Hotel is situated in the heart of the village or you may prefer a bed and breakfast in the area.

‘Donegal Painting Holidays
Rosie McClelland is again running her very popular painting holidays in Donegal. The Location for these holidays is the Kilcar/Killybegs area of south-west Donegal. The first is a weekend Starting Friday 24th June to Sunday 26th June. The weekend includes meeting on Friday for introductions tea and snacks. Two full painting days starting at 10am painting on location with a break for lunch at 1pm and another painting session from 2pm to 5pm. A critique and feedback will take place at 5pm on the final afternoon. A light lunch and beverages is provided on each day. The second holiday is a painting week starting on Sunday 7th August at 7pm for evening tea and introductions. There is four full days painting at a number of locations in the local area. One sight-seeing day with gallery visit, and light lunch and beverages are included. Details of how to book either of these holidays:

Tutor: Rosie McClelland
Date: Friday 24th, 7pm – Sunday 26th June and Sunday 7th- Fr. 12th August
Venue: Kilcar/Killybegs, Donegal
Cost: £90/£220
Tel.: 02890592395
Mob.: 07901638785

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