YAS Meeting Minutes – May

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Yarmouth Art Society Minutes of May 26, 2018 Meeting

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Yarmouth

The meeting was called to order at 1:00 pm.

Minutes of April 21, 2018 meeting were approved as read.

Treasurer’s Report: For the period from April 21, 2018 to May 26, 2018 opening balance of $3165.98 and total balance forward of $2729.93. The balance forward without the Garson Sisters exhibit grant reserve of $984.85 is $1745.08. Dan Earle presented a detailed financial statement of income and expenses including the grant expenses and income.

Old Business:

Show Garson Sisters: Virginia reported that the show and events are going well. This evening is the “Unfinished portraits” event with Maggie Mandell. There won’t be any events in June. In July there will be a scratch art workshop with Dave Gorman; a theatre and art workshop with Andre Haines; a workshop with Laura Hatfield on Saturday night, July 27, about still life drawing; Beth Sweeney will be here as well, to talk about her career in art as first inspired by the Garson sisters.

Show with Write Away Group: The art work has been brought in and the writers are downstairs making their selections to do the corresponding written works.

YAS membership Th’YARC: Dan reported that he has received no reply to the letter asking for more information about the benefits of YAS being a member.

New Business:

Holy Trinity Arts Activities: Kellianne reported that the June exhibit pertaining to Godspell has been cancelled. The Figure Drawing sessions are going ahead from July 11 to August 29 from 6:30 to 9:00 pm. Sessions are $8.00 each and it’s not necessary to attend all sessions. Pre-registration is requested by June 29. There is also an exhibit coming up with works made up of refuse found on our beaches and also an altered books exhibit coming up.

Plein Air Festival: The date has been set for the first plein air session, it will be on June 16 at 3:00 pm at Yarmouth Bar.

Other: We have received a thank you letter from the library for our adopt-a-book donation. Our application has been approved for a grant to put on a workshop with Bob Hainstock. This will be a mixed media on rust print weekend workshop for a fee of $100. Ivan advised that the town is having two SWITCH closed street events this year, one at the end of July and one at the end of August. Margriet will register YAS to participate as we’ve done in the past.

Our final meeting before the summer break will be on June 30 at 1:00 pm at the AGNS. Please bring light refreshments.

Respectfully submitted,

Noella DeMille

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