Momentum Art Guild of Northwest Illinois
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We are a regional, nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing interest in the visual arts, and supporting the development of individual artists. Our members recognize needs, foster opportunities, provide mutual support and work for the general promotion of art and the advancement of those who create it.
All artists are welcome, regardless of age or experience.
Monthly meetings are March through November, held in the Parkview Community Room located at 1234 S. Park Blvd. Freeport, IL. Drive into the south side parking lot; the entrance to the parking lot is on Empire St. Occasionally, due to special program topics, meetings are held at other locations. Please see the meetings listed below.
List of Up-Coming Meetings:
Monday, March 16th 2015, at 7:00 p.m. at the Freeport Art Museum
"You Can Find That on the Website"- a presentation review of the MAG website by Carrie Baxter at the Freeport Art Museum.
The Freeport Art Museum is located at 121 N. Harlem Ave. The meeting will be held in the classroom on the lower level. Members and guests may enter through the back door, next to the parking lot.
Business meeting to follow program.
Members to pay annual membership dues.
Monday, April 20th 2015, at 7:00 p.m. at Parkview
Copyright: Legal Protection for Your Art : Presented by Ellie Bartels and Heidi Thorp, this presentation will cover basic information about copyrights for the visual artist, We will cover the most frequently asked questions: What is a copyright? What protections does a copyright provide? What is protected? When is a work covered? Who is the owner of the copyright? How long does it last? How do you register a copyright?
Resources: US Copyright Office
Monday, May 18th 2015, at 7:00 p.m. at Parkview
"Chocolate Sin" Membership Open House & Critique Night: This will be a special annual membership drive for current MAG members to contact and bring others who might enjoy joining the MAG organization. A "Chocolate Sins" refreshment time will follow a membership "show and tell" of of recent creations.
Monday, June 15th 2015, at TBA p.m. at the Freeport Art Museum
Hot Glass Sculptures : Mary Claire O'Neill will demonstrate lamp-worked sculpture techniques with hot glass. Then, members will have the opportunity to try their own hand at making a heart. This meeting will be held in the lower level of the Freeport Art Museum. (Enter through the back door by the parking lot.)
Monday, July 20th 2015, at 6:00 p.m. at Krape Park
Share a Dish Picnic at Krape Park: Members will meet for a picnic meeting in Krape Park at the shelter near the band-shell. Everyone should bring a dish-to-pass...and don't forget your plate, utensils, cup and napkin. In the event of rain, the meeting will be held in the regular location at Parkview.
Art Swap: Members will bring one of their own art pieces (at the value of no more than $50) for an anonymous grab-bag art swap. Members will go home with a new piece of art by one of their fellow members.
Monday, August 17th 2015, at 7:00 p.m. at Parkview
Critique Night: Bring one of your ownartworks to show and critique with the group.
Monday, September 21st 2015, at 7:00 p.m. at Parkview
Embossing Workshop: Ellie Bartels will demonstrate embossing techniques using hardware store aluminum tape and hot glue you can easily create the look of tooled metal. This is a make & take session. Members should bring a hot glue gun if they have one and a 5" x 7" or smaller piece of mat board. Everything else will be furnished.
Monday, October 19th 2015, at 7:00 p.m. at Parkview
Light & Dark, Chiaroscuro in Art: Cindy Vondran will talk about Chiaroscuro and how the incorporation of lights & darks, work through her photography.
Monday, November 16th 2015, at 6:30 p.m. at Parkview
Pot-Luck Dinner and Critique Night: Last Meeting of the season
Members will bring a dish to pass and guests. Invited guests are encouraged to become members of MAG.
Committees are asked to schedule their own meetings and prepare for the 2016 Season. Regular meetings will resume in March.