Speaker – Debra Joyce Dawson, AIS,(American Impressionist Society,) paints colorful, evocative outdoor landscapes. She travels extensively, and her paintings serve as a painterly record of a moment in time, whether it be in Asia, Europe, the Caribbean, or in her more local surroundings. Her medium of choice is oil, with preparatory sketches in graphite, charcoal, pen or watercolor. Some works are small and completed en plein air; while her studio works are larger and more complex in idea and execution. Her energy and delight in color, light, and shape are dazzling. But she never surrenders her subject, and each building, boat, hillside, or human figure is carefully pinned to the picture plane in the context of its surroundings.
Speaker – Chris Rankin, a Columbus College of Art & Design graduate and local business owner, has been painting with beeswax for 12 years. Rankin displays his works throughout Central Ohio. His work is part of the Hilton, the Greater Columbus Convention Center and Art 360 collections. Rankin served on the board of the Ohio Art League.
Holiday Party – Pot luck dinner with WAAL providing the main course. Entertainment TBD.
Jeff Stahler, Cartoonist & Watercolor Artist
Jeff is know to most of us locally as the creator of the nationally syndicated comic panel, ‘Moderately Confused’ since 2003.
He is a graduate of The Columbus College of Art & Design, currently residing in German Village. He began as an editorial cartoonist with the Columbus Citizen Journal (1983-84), The Cincinnati Post (1985 – 2005), the Columbus Dispatch (2005 – 2011) and currently syndicated with Universal UClick.
Jeff recently discovered plein air painting and fell in love with an old flame…watercolors. He’s spent the better part of his weekends traveling around with the Central Ohio Plein Air Society thoroughly enjoying something he hadn’t done in years.
Our speaker is the local representative from Golden paints.
Speaker – JERI DIEHL CUSACK presents History of Art in the White House
Jeri is a presidential history lecturer at Grandview Heights Public Library
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