Watermedia season begins May 12

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Article Published: May. 3, 2012 | Modified: May. 13, 2012
Watermedia season begins May 12

‘Chillin’’by Tunde Afolayn

The High Country Watermedia Society welcomes members and guests to its first meeting of the season at 10 a.m. on May 12 at Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff in Boone.

All artists from beginners to professionals are invited.

The club meets the second Saturday of each month from May through October. Refreshments are served at 9:30 a.m.

The first guest artist is Tunde Afolayn. Afolayn works in vibrant colors allowing figurative images to adopt expressive, abstract qualities, as well as representational style.

He will present a demonstration at the general meeting, followed by a private workshop at 1 p.m. Registration is limited and required for the afternoon workshop.

His workshop and residency credits include the North Carolina Arts Council and the High Museum in Atlanta, as well as many mural projects with schools across the state.

To enroll, contact program director Nell Kline at (828) 295-0606 or email (nellkline@gmail.com)
Registration for the workshop is $35 for members and $70 for nonmembers (nonrefundable). Make checks out to HCWS with the artist’s name in the memo area, along with phone number and email address. Mail to HCWS program director Nell Kline, 7041 Globe Road, Lenoir, N.C. 28645.

The 2012 schedule includes:

May 12 – Tunde Afolayan, http://www.tundevisualart.com
June 9 – Amy Evans, http://www.amyevansart.com
July 14 – Jann Pollard, http://www.jannpollard.com
Aug. 11 – David Daniels, http://www.mrwatercolor.com
Sept. 8 – Diane Pike, http://www.dianepike.com
Oct. 13 – Kevin Beck, http://www.kevinbeck.com

Blowing Rock resident Sarah Gilley, president of HCWS, said, “We offer one of the most affordable workshops in the High Country, along with some of the best studio space. There are now 100 members and we invite seasonal visitors.”

For more information, visit http://www.highcountrywatermediasociety.com or contact (info@highcountrywatermediasociety.com) Mailing address is P. O. Box 2254, Boone, N.C. 28607.

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