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July 2014

President’s Report:

Let’s say a word about fashion that so shapes our lives. Fashion is for groups, Art is for persons. Groups tend towards the anonymous not the personal. Groups can be very good if they are right, but if they are wrong they can be very dangerous. Fashion today is very strong but we are formed from persons not romantic myths of mobs, so I have to put my face against fashion and be for the good of each person I meet.
The Art Centre here exhibits personal objects that ring true to other person’s fashion is really for those who wish to make money from groups, and so have some illusory power.

Your President,
Richard Cutler.

Arts Trail News

BMCAC participated for the first time in the BMAN Arts Trail on June 28 & 29. Our Centre was well attended with 80 people visiting the Centre over the weekend.Among the good news coming from the exhibition were numerous sales, possible new members and interest in classesshown by visitors, as well as an incredible gift to the potters (see potters report) building on this success was discussed.
BMCAC can look forward to building on this success to attract even more visitors and increase our profile on the local arts scene.

Potter’s Report:
Blue Mountains Potters gained an unexpected bonus from the BMAN’S arts trail. A local member of our community who is about to relocate to Canberra, an ex-potter, visited our Centre and subsequently gave us some glazes and a pottery wheel in almost brand new condition. We thank Les Martin for his very generous gift. The Monday night group is buzzing 10 regular members, plus Helen and Wendy who help where needed.

Wendy

Sausage Sizzle

On Saturday 12 July BMCAC held a Bunnings BBQ raising funds for our centre. The day went well with the weather playing its part and sales going very well which made the day very enjoyable for everyone involved. The pictures show BMCAC members hard at work combining efforts to make everything run smoothly. Many thanks go to all volunteers who showed up and gave their time.

Life Drawing and Painting Group

The Blue Mountains Creative Arts Centre, Life Drawing and Painting Group is inviting you to our annual Body and Soul Life Drawing and Painting Exhibition which will be held over the weekend of Friday 19th, 20th and 21st of September, 2014. Free admission.

The venue is Glenbrook Community Hall at the side of Glenbrook Theatre, Great Western Hwy.

This is an opportunity for you to view members' interpretations of the human figure in a variety of media from pencil, charcoal, ink, mixed media, acrylic and oils. We also display members' latest works in portfolio format. Many works are for sale.

OFFICIAL OPENING NIGHT - Friday 19th September - 7pm to 9pm

The official opening is a social occasion for everyone and an opportunity to see members' works early. A light supper is provided. Please bring family, friends and anyone who is interested. The more the merrier! If you are interested in exhibiting yourself you must be a member of the BMCAC but you can join prior to the exhibition. If you have any questions please call our coordinator, Joy Myers Creed 4739 2413 or Richard Cutler 4739 1129 or come to our Life Drawing Group which is held weekly on Fridays 10am to 12.30pm at our Centre, cnr of Hare and Moore Streets, Glenbrook, before the exhibition date.