Borderland Minutes – December 2017

Borderland Arts Monthly Meeting & Holiday Celebration – December 7, 2017

Maple Creek

Attendees:

Melisse Carr, Elizabeth Early, Kathy Falls, Jeff Gurchinoff, Marilyn Houston, Kathy Kuczek, Jane Landwehr, Barbara Marden, Justine Metras, Terry O’Connor, Cyndi Safstrom, Joe Santi, Sharon Schmeltzer, Audrey Smith, Darlene Strand

Meeting was called to order at 6:10 p.m.

Jeff thanked everyone for coming and asked attendees to introduce themselves in the event that some members had not met each other before.

The minutes from the last meeting on November 2 were read and no changes were recommended.

After introductions, Jeff reflected back on the year for Borderland Arts. During 2017, the group gained several new members and has made significant progress. Jeff also thanked members for being willing to step up and take on various responsibilities within the group such as acting as gallery reps and coordinating exhibits.

To that end, Melisse Carr volunteered to be the gallery rep for the new coffee house that will be opening up. Barb Marden agreed to be the coordinator for the annual exhibit at the Florence Library since she lives in Florence. We would like to assign coordinators for all upcoming events in 2018.

We have been encouraged about the success of our galleries. David sold 3 pieces and Darlene sold 2 pieces since the galleries were installed. Savage Mane is interested in having another reception on December 13 from 4-6. On the Friday, December 16, when the tree lighting takes place, Greenway Books will be open for a second reception, also from 4-6. Jeff reminded the group to consider moving items around between galleries to keep them fresh.

Jeff is helping Pauline Hill deliver an acrylic painting class to people with Parkinson’s disease. It will be on Thursday, December 14, at 10:30 a.m. Jeff would appreciate help from any members who are able to attend and work one-on-one with the students.

At 6:26 p.m., the group proceeded to order dinner.

After completion of the meal, Elizabeth coordinated the drawing of the ornaments members had made. There was a good level of participation and many lovely ornaments were exchanged.

Submitted by Barbara Marden, Secretary

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