A great work of art is that which moves and touches one's spirit and adds to one's experience of the world, but does not
impose on one's values. It lets one take from it what one wants or needs.
ART ALLIANCE MEETINGS
Our club meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the months of September, October, and November, (skipping December) and
January, February, March, April and May. We meet at the Grove Family Library (101 Ragged Edge Road) in Chambersburg,
PA from 7:00 - 9:00 PM. Our programs are free and open to the public, one need not be a member to attend. We offer
presentations and critiques of interest to creative artists and photographers.
| NEWS AND COMING EVENTS
Mark your calendar for these upcoming Alliance meetings at the Grove Family Library
Saturday, January 10, 1‐3pm (12:30 social time): Kurt Smith, abstract oil demonstration
Wednesday, February 11, 7‐9pm (6:30 social time): Pen & ink demonstration by Mike Gavazzi
Saturday, March 14, 1‐3pm (12:30 social time): Watercolor demonstration by Glen Sabetto
Wednesday, April 8th, 7‐9pm (6:30 social time): Critique of members’ works by Freya Qually
Wednesday, May 13, 7‐9pm (6:30 social time): Amy Lindenberger, so it‐focus colored pencil techniques
Art Alliance dues are due between July 1 and April 15, for the membership year of July 1 through June 30. Dues are $30 per
year and support the club by paying for speakers, our newsletter and donations to the Library and Church who generously
host our meetings and our show. Once again this year, members paying their dues before January 1 will be entered into a
drawing where the winner will earn free membership for the following year! Winner will be announced at the January 10th
meeting. If you have any questions about your membership status, please call our Treasurer Suzanne Gessay at work 267‐
3488 (10:30 ‐ 5:00) or at home 264‐6629 (before 10AM and after 8 PM).
At the September FCAA meeting it was suggested that Alliance members might be interested in forming a group for artistic
get-togethers through Meetup, an online social platform for people to organize or facilitate local groups that meet in person
to share interests, identities and activities. Meetup helps people find others who share their interest or cause, and form
community groups that regularly meet face-to-face; it will be a good way to get in contact with younger people who are arts-
oriented, so they can learn about the Alliance. There are all kinds of meetup groups for all kinds of topics like hiking, book
clubs, artists and musicians. Events are posted and emailed to members who can RSVP on line; there is no cost to
participate. Alliance member Dallas Coble will start up our group; contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to
help. To see what it is all about visit http://www.meetup.com and click on Arts & Culture groups within 25 miles of
Chambersburg; she will have it up and running soon if not already!
The SATURDAY March 14 meeting will be held at Grove Family Library (101
Ragged Edge Road South) from 1-3pm (12:30 social time!) and will feature a
demonstration in watercolor by Alliance member Glen Sabetto. A member of
SHAPE Gallery in Shippensburg and the Studio Club of Waynesboro, Glen has
studied with Lonnie Jenkins and Clyde Roberts of Hagerstown, and currently
studies with Jeff Barnhart of Chambersburg. Her work has been accepted in the
juried Cumberland Valley Art Show at the Washington County Museum,
Hagerstown, and is in private collections and in the permanent collection of the
Franklin County Area Development Corporation. Retired from the Tuscarora
School District, Mercersburg, PA, Glen earned her B.S. degree from Hofstra
University, NY and her M.S. from the University of Massachusetts. “Art is
everywhere and in order to be fully alive, we need to be conscious of its place in
our lives, “Glen says. “Without that consciousness, life is tedious, lacking in
excitement, colorless. For me, the process of creating art enriches the spirit and
gives joy and satisfaction.”
The Wednesday April 8th meeting will be held at Grove Family Library (101 Ragged
Edge Road South) at from 7-9pm (6:30 social time), and will feature a critique by
artist and educator Freya Qually. An enthusiastic teacher of art, Freya earned her
Bachelor of Arts degree at Gettysburg College and her Master of Fine Arts degree
from The American University in Washington, DC. In 1989 she established the
studio art department at Penn State Mont Alto Campus where she still teaches and
was the 2005 recipient of the Martha Fisher Award for Excellence in Teaching. She
has also taught privately since 1980. Along with painting and teaching, Freya
executes many commissions ranging from oil portraits to pastels of pets. Some of
her more noteworthy commissions have been portraits for the Springfield Public
Library (MO), Gettysburg College, the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College, and
the Lincoln Room Museum at Gettysburg. She has also done book and CD cover
designs and portraits for frontispieces of various publications. For four years,
Freya was commissioned by The Friends of the National Parks at Gettysburg to
paint scenes of interest from the Gettysburg battlefield, which were then printed as
note cards for national distribution. Freya has exhibited her work in Washington, D.
C., Chicago, and Minneapolis in addition to Harrisburg, Chambersburg,
Hagerstown, Gettysburg, and Rehoboth Beach. Her paintings hang in private
collections in England, Canada, and Spain as well as Las Vegas, Berkeley, and
throughout the east coast.
“I find teaching to be a great complement to painting,” Freya says, “since it keeps
me exposed to new ideas from other creative people, an important function in the
usually very solitary endeavor of the painter!”
Please bring one work in any medium for the critique – unframed is fine - and enjoy
the friendly feedback!
|Please Note: Our DVD Librarian Jean Harshman brings our DVD Library to each meeting, for members to check out DVD’s.
Take a look next month, and feel free to give her suggestions - or make a donation from your own collection!
|News of our members: If you have news to share about your art activities, please send it to FCAA Newsletter Editor
Linda Best email@example.com or call her at 369-2249.
Web site of interest: http://www.collegeart.org/pdf/fair-use/best-practices-fair-use-visual-arts.pdf Code of Best
Practices in Fair Use in Visual Arts. The College Art Association has a guidebook about the special circumstances
when it is ok to use someone else’s copyrighted artwork.