The Twelve Thongs of Christmas or a "Coastie" Yuletide?
I always think of December as a 'screwed up' month, the shops are crowded with customers running around in circles and all those jobs to be done before you know what! It's no wonder 'cause December was originally the tenth month of the year in the Roman calendar. It gets its name from the Latin word "decem" which means tenth. However, when the Romans added January and February to the calendar, it became the twelfth month. I guess the Romans thought nothong of it!
The TLAS Annual General Meeting was held during the October Members' Meeting - with a big attendance of members that warmed the hearts of the outgoing committee! Thanks for the support. Mind the new committee is pretty much the same with a few shuffles here and there.
October AGM - was it tha long ago?
President: Rasheeda Flight
Vice President: Donna Cole
Secretary: Tammy Briggs
Membership: Wendy Scorgie
There are still vacancies for the Newsletter Editor (Donna happy to continue till someone puts their hand up), and of course a Treasurer!
The October meeting had special guest Patrick Smith "Artisan Meets Art" - who told an enthusiastic meeting of his special connection with TLAS member Patricia Newell-Dunkley.
By his own admission - he gave a 'crazy' demonstration of his brilliant 'acrylic flow' artwork - judging by the 'oohs and ahs' - a workshop could be in the offering for 2019!
Fab Fakes 2018 - done and dusted.
Tuggerah Lakes Art Society is grateful for the hard work put in by the 2018 Fab Fakes Committee. All went to plan on opening night - with special guest Chris King who presented the 1st prize to Varvara Naumov. From all accounts, the exhibition was well received by visitors. Special thanks to our sponsors listed on the website.
Also, thanks to Gail Brigden, aka Fab Fakes spokesperson, presented a special tribute to her great aunt, Dame Nellie Melba and a 'Fab Century' exhibit. The Art House was also very supportive of the exhibition (as always).
Thanks also to Kenny's horseshoe sculpture - that guarded the exhibition for its entirety. Nice work, hay!
There are still plans for a 2019 Fab Fakes Exhibition - despite not having a committee to organise it (as yet). So it's a big 'call out
' for volunteers to join this committee. Please contact Rasheeda
Winner of the People's Choice Award
went to Pam Brooks for "The Homework"
There will be a special presentation at the February Members' Meeting.
Women In Art Exhibition
Looking forward to the first collaboration with the Central Coast Festival of Women "Women In Art" Exhibition
. It's being presented at Lake House Restaurant, 1 Oakland Ave, The Entrance
from the 5th to the 17th March 2019. All details and entry forms are on the TLAS Website.
There's a special launch on the 5th March with an Art Market.
Tonight - Friday 7th December
Tuggerah Lakes Art Society has been invited to participate in the Christmas Twilight Market
by Bateau Bay Anglican Church, 2 Tyrrell Pl. Killarney Vale.
an entry form and bring it with you. See HERE
for more information.
It's on from 5 pm to 8 pm
, Friday the 7th December.
There is no entry fee or commission for this event. Yes, there is a Santa Clause!
All inquiries to Wendy
If anyone could assist this evening, it would be much appreciated.
Maitland Bus Trip
Full details HERE
for the Gallery Experience in Maitland. It happens on Thursday 14th March 2019. Bookings need to be made ASAP so we can ensure sufficient numbers for the bus. Coordinator for the trip is Gail Brigden
Bah Humbug! Well not quite...
As I mentioned at the top of this flyer - December is a very 'screwed up' month. Come Christmas, emotions are mixed with the joy or receiving and giving of gifts. The overexcitement of children, the pleasure of parents giving of gifts to same. To elders it's the thoughts of Christmases past. Somehow the simple message of "peace and goodwill" can get lost amongst the festivities - just saying - Merry Christmas!
A big shout out to Rasheeda who returned home from hospital this week after a big operation - from all accounts she is on the mend - I somehow think it's a welcoming break!