Weekly Publication -
Minutes of the July 26, 2005 Meeting
Lawrence called the meeting to order at 5:05 p.m.
welcomed Rotarians and their guests and introduced St. Clair
College staff, Devin Andrews and Carol Sannes.
He explained that the Tuesday night “Meet the Artist” is
weekly features of the Thames Institute of the Arts where
participants gather after class to hear the faculty members
for the week give a short presentation of their current work
introduced Joyce Hamilton. Joyce is an artist and teacher
primarily of water colours from Grimsby, Ontario. She
considers herself to be a teacher of art and only accepts
five or six commissions a year. She presented a CD of her
students’ work emphasizing the work of beginning students
and their recent exploration of painting on water colour
Tulloch from London was introduced. He is at the Thames
Institute in week three, teaching pen and ink and colour.
Stephen outlined his art career, doing art on T shirts, in
home décor and commercial computer generated graphics. His
continuing love is for black and white images. He talked
about his current interest in pointillism rather than washes
to obtain shading in his work. He is currently exhibiting at
Art in the Park at Stratford.
Skinner, also from London, taught oil painting in the
inaugural year of the institute and has returned for the
second year. He outlined his life long interest in art,
beginning as a youngster and as a student at an art college.
However, he chose a career in marketing, rationalizing that
“I could always do art when I retire”. About 10 years ago,
he quit a successful marketing career to devote himself full
time to painting. He showed a large painting from his
Georgian Bay series that illustrated his landscape style.
Leonard is represented in several galleries and spoke about
the importance of the marketability of art.
resident, Liliana Gomez, came to Canada from Columbia in
2000. She is teaching a course on abstract art. Liliana
spoke about her progression from portraiture painting,
through her exploration of painting of horses, to her
current interest in abstracts. She spoke passionately about
abstract art being a means to expressing oneself and having
fun with art. Liliana showed several large paintings that
illustrated this progression of her art.
thanked the artists and presented them with a book, “Drawing
Animals” that will be given to the library in their names.
invited those present to attend the Thames Institute of the
Arts art auction to be held on Thursday, August 4th,
at Country View Golf Course. Tickets are $30.00 of which
$10.00 is a charitable donation. The auction will follow the
dinner. Proceeds from the auction will be used to fund next
year’s Institute of the Arts program. The auction items,
donated by the Thames Institute of the Arts art instructors
and friends of the Institute, were on display.
announced plans for the boat cruise on August 14th.
Details via email are coming and call Lance Babcock to
reserve your spot.
Next meeting will be
a regular meeting
at Smitty’s on August 2nd,
when Paul Gardiner will do his classification presentation.
Thanks to Lorna Lawrence for doing the minutes and to
Michele Grzebien for taking the photos.
adjourned the meeting at 6:00 p.m.
wonderful Greek themed supper catered
by Harvest Moon Catering was enjoyed by all.
Thank you to Keith Hindmarsh .