Hello members!
Great news, the next meeting is currently planned to be in person. Make sure you check out the writeup below. The meeting will be at a new location!!!
The next planned announcement on or about March 4.
Now on to the news. There are a lot of interesting tidbits below. Read carefully. Read Slowly. Read it again if necessary.
>>>> Next Meeting, Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 7PM.
The Worthington Area Art League is resuming in-person meetings beginning March 10, 2022! New venue:
Worthington Community Center – community room. 345 E. Wilson Bridge Rd.​Worthington, OH 43085
Meeting is from 7 to 8:30 pm.
Andi President
Speaker: Hiroshi Hayakawa
He produces art in Fine Art photography, kinetic sculpture and papar crafts. They might seem at random and very different from each other in styles and concepts. However, they are just different ways of expressing myself and I feel there is an undercurrent that unites all those expressions: power of strong visuals and bold designs, love for hands-on crafts, and to some degree yearning for transformative experiences through art.
Hiroshi Hayakawa was born and raised in Japan. He earned a BA in French Literature from Keio University <www.keio.ac.jp/> in Tokyo. After a short stint working as a computer systems engineer, he decided his love of life was making art. He relocated to the United States in 1991, attended Columbus College of Art and Design <www.ccad.edu/> earning BFAs in Photography and Fine Arts, and then Cranbrook Academy of Art <www.cranbrook.edu/> for his MFA in Photography.
His primary artistic medium has been alternative photography especially liquid emulsion ever since he was an art school student. However, his artistic direction has changed recently. He now spends about the same amount of time on his kinetic sculpture work, photography work, drawing and paper craft book projects. He has published his first paper craft book, “Kirigami Menagerie” from Lark Books <www.larkcrafts.com/bookstore/> in 2009. His second paper craft book, “Paper Pups” came out in 2013. His third book, “Paper Birds” and fourth book, “Paper Monsters and Curious Creatures” were both published in 2014.
He currently lives in Columbus Ohio with his wife Nanette, 2 cats, a French bulldogs and a turtle. He teaches at Columbus College of Art and Design and exhibits his art nationally and internationally.
Best Regards,
See examples of his work in attachments
>>>> Critique February 24, 7 pm.
Please join us for our monthly critique session on Zoom: February 24, 7 pm.
Join Zoom Meeting zoom.us/j/96239702437?pwd=Q2pwdVgrZ245TE5zVldqaUdjZGZCdz09 <zoom.us/j/96239702437?pwd=Q2pwdVgrZ245TE5zVldqaUdjZGZCdz09> Meeting ID: 962 3970 2437 Passcode: 388449
Send up to two photos by February 23rd to President@worthingtonareaartleague.com <mailto:President@worthingtonareaartleague.com>.
>>>> Meeting minutes from Feb 10
See attachment
—————————————————— >>>> Art from the Heart Awards
The Art from the Heart show was very well attended with a constant flow of people from beginning to end. Congratulations to First Place winner, Linda Coe for “Pink Poppies”, Second Place winner Elizabeth Veldey for “Obsidian Creek”, Third Place winner Andi Wolfe for “Bienvenito a Quito”, and Honorable Mention winner Mark Ramsey for “Ice Blue”. The “People’s Choice” award had a tie between eight artists! They are Andi Wolfe, Barbara Chuko, Katherine Crowley, Kathy Ludlam, Sherry Mullet, Sylvia Bowers, Virginia Carvour, and Vivian Ripley. A certificate of merit will be posted beside each of their winning images.
Congratulations to all the artist who entered this beautiful show. We received many good comments on the quality and diversity of the works. The show may be viewed at the High Road Gallery, 12 E. Stafford Ave., Worthington, Ohio on Fridays, 1-4pm and Saturdays 10-4pm
Phone: 614-781-6454
Kyle Meeker’s notes after judging the Art from the Heart show. See attached. Sylvia
>>>> Video from High Road Gallery Art from the Heart
Here is a video compiled from the reception for the WAAL show, “Art from the Heart”, now at the High Road Gallery: https://youtu.be/-vI7eONQ2U8
Rod Hayslip
>>>Amazon Smile will contribute part of their charity funds to the Worthington Area Art League.
To designate WAAL as your charity, go to the menu button under the Amazon Prime logo at the top of the screen. (The menu button is 3 horizontal lines that says “ALL”.) On the menu, scroll down to “Programs & Features”. Click on Amazon Smile.
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>>>> Grange Insurance Audubon Center – Artistic Birdhouse Competition
The 2022 Birdhouse Competition features a professional award category, a People’s Choice, and other awards. One Thousand dollars in awards are offered. Deadline to enter is March 15, 2022. Details and entry form can be found at link below:
act.audubon.org/a/2022-grange-insurance-audubon-center-birdhouse-competition-registration-form <act.audubon.org/a/2022-grange-insurance-audubon-center-birdhouse-competition-registration-form>
Sandy Libertini Senior Coordinator Center Operations w: 614-545-5480 c: 614-579-5743
Grange Insurance Audubon Center 505 W. Whittier Street Columbus, OH 43215 www.grangeinsuranceauduboncenter.org <www.grangeinsuranceauduboncenter.org/>
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