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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Minutes: LOUISVILLE CLAY MEETING April 18, 2012


LOCATION: Dolita Dohrman’s house

AGENDA:  Presentation by Laura Ross, updates on Bluegrass Bourbon, Home Thrown, and our 10th Anniversary Show

TREASURER’S REPORT:  A computer compatible projector and a screen has been purchased for a total of $688.98.  We can now do presentations anywhere we like!

MEETINGS:  Dates of our meetings are as follows and are subject to change:
Thurs., Jun. 14 – Mary Anderson Center
Mon., Aug. 13 – TBA
Tues., Oct. 16 – TBA
Thurs., Dec. 6 – Christmas Party

MEMBERSHIP: 99

THANKS TO JENNIE DIBENEDITTO, WE HAVE A FACEBOOK PAGE! https://www.facebook.com/LouisvilleClay  GO TO IT (IF YOU ARE ALSO ON FB) AND HIT THAT ‘LIKE’ BUTTON…AND THEN LOVE IT! 

LAURA ROSS PRESENTATION:
Laura gave a wonderful talk and slide show of her work.  It is always fascinating to see how an artist develops through the years and the changes in the work.  One of Laura’s first loves, besides clay, is travel.  She included pictures of the places she has been that most influenced her work.  It was uncanny to see the similarities.  Lesson learned: Inspiration is a lot closer than you think.  The message was loud and clear, nature is the potter’s friend!  One picture that comes to mind is the thatched African hut.  Laura made a small, lidded piece that mimicked the form and the effect was absolutely beautiful.  Thank you, Laura, for making it a most memorable meeting!

BLUEGRASS BOURBON SHOW:
It has been established that KMAC is on a new path.  While our show will still take place, the actual date may change.  There is a good chance that the show will either be on the 1st or the 3rd floor.  In the meantime, we are going ahead with the submissions but allowing a little extra time for those of you who find you may not be able to make the May 1st deadline.  You have an extra month to submit your bottles.  Dolita is receiving submissions daily and they increase in numbers as May 1st approaches.  An interesting piece of news is that KMAC may try to coordinate the show with the introduction of a new bourbon by Brown Forman.  Aldy Milliken, the new head of KMAC, is diligently working to procure funding and sponsorship for the show. 

HOME THROWN/HOME GROWN:
Janet has sent out final instructions to everyone via email so everything is set.

TENTH ANNIVERSARY SHOW:
The show will run from Oct. 19 to Dec. 31. The reception will take place on Oct. 19th from 5:30 to 9:30.  The name of the show is: ‘Breaking the Mold – Louisville Clay’s 10th Anniversary Show’.  The split will be 60/40 with 60% going to the artists. There will be two drop off dates: one will be an early drop off for those of you who would like to be included in the marketing material used for the show, and the other will be closer to the actual show.  Go here: http://power2give.org/kentucky/Project/Detail?projectId=693 to see what they are doing for the show so far.
The show will be all-inclusive and all members are encouraged to submit one or two pieces of their best work.  The Weber Gallery (http://webergallery.org/) is part of the organization The Council on Developmental Disabilities, of which Candy Wheat, one of our members, is an instructor.  The show will also be an opportunity for Louisville Clay members to partner with a disabled artist and perhaps present a collaborative work.  This is purely voluntary on your part.  There will be a number of artists from the center in our show also.  Candy tells us that they have a patronage of approximately 3000 so our work can reach a whole new audience.  This is a wonderful opportunity for Louisville Clay to celebrate our 10th year and be part of an outreach in our community.

THE PILOT HOUSE:
Dawn Struck has been designated Art Director of the Art & History Museum in Jeffersonville (The Pilot House).  She is hoping that Louisville Clay will consider holding meetings and workshops there.  For more information on this organization, please visit their website at http://indianapilothouse.org/.

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