Sightlines Sightlines January 2007 Athens Art Association, Athens, Georgia Vol ? No 1 Original Fine Art Gallery Hosts Association Members Exhibit Original Fine Art Gallery is hosting an exhibit for all Athens Art Association members. Drawings, paintings, photography, sculpture and ;ber art will be on exhibit for January and February 2007.
The opening reception will be Sunday, 21 Jan, 2 3 5pm. All works in this exhibit were completed during 2006. Approximately 25 members have participated with roughly 50 works of art.
The gallery is located at 1025 Baxter St, Athens, GA. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 am - 7 pm and Saturday and Sunday, Noon - 5 pm. Call Irene Dodge, curator, at 706 546 1310 for further information.
Owl...Eh? cO C d Carlisle (copyright January 2007) Art Is Where You Find It. .
. John Weber Digital photography and evolution of point-and-shoot simplicity has spawned a burgeoning number of camera users, most of whom are happy to escape the tradition (and cost) of Rlm to log their photos on a digital Rle and print with a computer. The question is: Have we abandoned the art of photography for f-stops and pixels?
Unfortunately, I 9ve even noted some veteran photographers who delight ... more. less.
in playing one-upmanship with their latest digital toys, turning photography into a technical science. Perhaps I 9m from a different generation, but I always thought the image was paramount; that we take photos to capture an image, and that we use technology to enable a better image. But rarely in recent months have I heard photographers discuss photography as an art; the language I hear is mega pixels, LCD monitors, resolution, and a lot more.<br><br> Rarely do photographers discuss the art of an image. I admit it. My approach to photography has always been as an art.<br><br> I learned lighting and composition from a watercolorist. I learned to recognize patterns in color, shape, and physical qualities. And though I have embraced digital technology, I have never lost sight of the art of an image.<br><br> A focus on art is one reason why photographers should adopt a wider base for creativity. Mingle with painters, sculptors, weavers, wood turners, and potters. Learn the integral qualities of their art and what these artists see in the products they create.<br><br> It 9s an excellent way to recharge mental batteries and become a better photographer. Do not abandon dedicated photographic groups that teach needed technology. Rather, supplement the technology with art appreciation.<br><br> Isn 9t this sharing a reason why groups like Athens Art Association have survived and prospered over the years? To paraphrase an old lyric you may have heard before: cArt is where you Rnd it, don 9t be blinded, it 9s all around you, everywhere. .<br><br> . d 2 Sightlines January 2007 Treasurer 9s Report Fran Korda Beginning balance, $1380.42. Income, $117.78. Expenses, $286.44.<br><br> Current balance, $1211.76. Artists Celebrate Christmas The annual Christmas party was held Dec 14, 2006 at 6:30 pm at the Lyndon House Art Center conference room, a cwhite tablecloth affair d. Ham and Pork was furnished by the AAA with a wide variety of side dishes, courtesy of our members.<br><br> Lola Gazda produced a delicious San which was completely gone within minutes. Sweet potato soufSe, brocoli salads, a vegetable tray, chocolate brownies and an assortment of cakes and cookies rounded out the dinner. Forty eight members and guests enjoyed the evening.<br><br> dining, socializing and listening to Christmas music played by Jana Hanchett, an accomplished keyboard musician. There was no business meeting. Business discussions will resume January 2007.<br><br> Of8cers President Jan Miller 706 316 0196 Vice President, TBA Corresponding Secretary Lola Gazda 706 548 4647 Recording Secretary cO.C. d Carlisle 706 552 0711 Treasurer, Fran Korda 706 549 9923 Standing Committee Chairs: Program Committee Irene Dodge (temporary) 706 546 1310 Public Relations, c O C d Carlisle 706 552 0711 Webmaster, Brian Ross 706 549 6586 email@example.com Exhibitions, Nancy Roberson 706 543 1680 The Athens Art Association meets the fourth Thursday of the month except November and December. Meeting dates for those months will be announced. Meetings are held at the Lyndon House Art Center (LHAC), 293 Hoyt Street, Athens, GA 30601.<br><br> Monthly News Publication of the Athens Art Association Sightlines Sightlines Editor & Graphic Designer cO.C. d Carlisle 155 South Stratford Drive Athens, GA 30605 firstname.lastname@example.org Contributors: Irene Dodge, Connee Flynn, Lola Gazda, Fran Korda, Jan Miller, Nancy Roberson. Hildagarde Timberlake, John Weber. All text, art, and photographs are due by the the fourth Thursday.<br><br> Materials turned in after that date will be included in the next issue. Sightlines is published monthly, September - May. June, July and August are summer break months.<br><br> Botanical Gardens Exhibit Set For Spring 2007 Connee Flynn Members of the Athens Art Association are invited to participate in the juried exhibit in the foyer of the State Botanical Gardens Visitor/Conservatory. Original works in the following mediums may be submitted: painting, drawing, printmaking, Rber, photography, mixed media, small sculptured pieces, pottery and glass. The title of the show is cNature 9s Gifts d.<br><br> Requirements: Each artist may submit up to three (3) pieces to be juried. All two-dimensional works must be matted, framed and ready for hanging. In order to accommodate as many pieces as possible, the maximum size must be 30 inches or less in any one direction, including the frame.<br><br> The title, medium, price, artist name and phone number must be attached to the back of each work. Information slips will be provided upon submission of the work. There is a 30% commission by the Gardens on all sales.<br><br> An opening for delivery of works and other details will be posted after the Rrst of the year, 2007. This is our sixth show at the Gardens. Our previous shows were well received, attendance was good and works were sold.<br><br> Keep the show in mind and start thinking about cNature 9s Gifts d. Anthony 9s Café Returns Artwork Anthony from Anthony 9s Cafe in Commerce Rnally located the artwork that was hanging in his restaurant a couple of years ago. He brought it to Irene Dodge at Element 9s Art Supply.<br><br> The following people can pick up their work: Tony Amdur - 1 photo; Claire Hall - watercolor; Brenda Langley - 2 photos; C. Herz - acrylic painting; Sandy Hamilton - 2 paintings; Christine Langone - 2 watercolors; Jacob Wenzka - 2 paintings. Elements Art Supply is located at 1025 Baxter St, Athens, GA.<br><br> Contact Irene Dodge at 706 546 1310 Wanted! Words Sightlines January 2007 3 History Notes The Athens Art Association has a rich history and with your assistance and a little research from all of us, we can present this history for all to enjoy. Please send any historical notes to the Sightlines Editor.<br><br> One of our historical notes includes the following items. Hildagarde Timberlake exhibited her work at the Athens Regional Library, Athens GA (Photo from, Banner Herald/Daily News, 02 Nov 86). She has shown works at several galleries and art centers in the Athens area.<br><br> In addition, a gallery in California represented Ms Timberlake. Hildagarde primarily paints in acrylics, showing an interest in aerial and satellite photography along with views from airplanes. She has also shown paintings in pastels such as mini abstractions of Sowers.<br><br> Ms C Bickley Green of the Banner Herald/ Daily News, Athens GA stated in a column 10 May 1986; c&Her work is a kind of visual poetry. Colors are her sounds and the brush marks record the meter of the verse. d And speaking of music, here is an interesting note on another one of our member artists with an extensive education, teaching, performing and creating beautiful sounds on Rne keyboard instruments. In addition to his artistic talents, Mr Egbert Ennulat is also an accomplished musician.<br><br> Ennulat taught at the University of Georgia as well as Oberlin College, Ohio, the College of Wooster along with guest professorships at the University of Erlangen, Germany and Kiemyung University, Korea. His musical repertoire includes organ and harpsichord with extensive studies at several universities here and abroad. In addition to his Masters Degree from Yale University and further graduate studies at Case Western Reserve University, Ennulat earned a PhD in Musicology with a minor in Music Theory.<br><br> Mr Ennulat has also performed in the area on a variety of organs and harpsichords. Bits & Pieces cO C d Carlisle Any suggestions for programs are welcome and encouraged. The AAA still needs a Vice President.<br><br> Volunteer! Your talents and time for this position are welcomed and very much appreciated. The next issue Sightlines will be mailed ONLY to the members that have paid their dues (dues were actually due in September 2006).<br><br> Lola Gazda, Corresponding Secretary, is in charge of the mailing list which is initiated by Fran Korda, Treasurer. No paid dues, no Sightlines. Make sure you are current and mark your calendars for September 2007, Athens Art Association dues due!<br><br> Jan Miller, President of AAA, suggested; cI 9d like to host a 8Paint Out 9 or 8Paint Outside Together Day 9 for sometime in February or whenever d. Any ideas? Hey, a Reld trip, of sorts.<br><br> We could bring a picnic lunch. Go near a lake. Hmmm& sounds like cUn Dimanche Après Midi a L 9Ile de la Grande Jatte d.<br><br> Any ideas from anyone? If not February, how about April? Or set a date in February with an inclement weather alternate date in March or April?<br><br> One or two, three or more artists&we can do this! Your Editor would like to have your e-mail address so she can contact you for your ideas, thoughts and stories. Also, we would like to start a database of the kind of work you produce and your medium.<br><br> Do you accept commissions? The other day, a lady asked me if I knew anyone who painted oil portraits of dogs, from a photograph. Does anyone out there do this work?<br><br> I may have a commission for you. Contact cO.C. d Carlisle. We are looking for volunteers to bring drink and snacks to our monthly meeting.<br><br> Punch, sodas or juice along with cookies or crackers (PP&J sandwiches 3 LOL) would be most welcome to keep our insides from cgrowling d due to extreme hunger. Lola Gazda has volunteered to coordinate this activity. Call her at 706 548 4647.<br><br> Stop AAA Hunger; feed the artists! And speaking of food, here 9s some cfood for thought d from Jan Miller . cThe seed idea for my column came to me after I read the column by the Art Editor, Wall Street Journal, on the newest show at the Met.<br><br> It came to me that we could ask two of our members to critique a show or work of art; it might be a bit dicey to (cont 9d on page 4) Welcome New Members Ann Dirkes John Weber Chris Mitts Sandy Holcomb-Wahl Hildagarde Timberlake, 02 November 1986 4 Sightlines January 2007 critique a local or member show (or not!) but perhaps an historical one, or one out of town. Toss that thought around in your mind and give it some polish... Can you imagine selecting one of our members with a gift for gab and a cosmopolitan view on art and life?<br><br> Could be very interesting. Somewhere in this house is a book titled Artists Say the Silliest Things , by Guy Pene du Bois. Its one of a series of several; one by William Schlack and another by John Sloan, titled The Gist of Art &the name stuck with me all this time, but I didn 9t have a place to use it until the thought hit me yesterday.<br><br> The substance of the book is to correct the too often occurrence that the lives and teachings of some of our great artists are left for subsequent generations to interpret and construct. The American Artists Group (AAG) published the series with select artists. I bought my copy at a garage sale in Columbus more than twenty years ago.<br><br> It was dated 1940 or so. I don 9t know if the AAG still exists or if the trend to publish other artists continued. Someone gave me a copy of Robert Henri 9s The Spirit of Art , which is also a fabulous book on the insight of creativity and genius.<br><br> The title alone might spark some thoughts in our members. And for additional column information: there 9s always a book review! d Great ideas here from Jan. OK folks, jump in; now 9s your chance!<br><br> Welcome to the Athens Art Association, John Weber, and may you continue your award winning work through the coming years! John 9s show cPhotographic Essence d at the Tate Center was a Rrst class production, the kind of which one sees at the Georgia Museum of Art. See John Weber Wins Award, page 7.<br><br> Bits & Pieces, from page 3 Miller Musings Jan Miller Are you ever asked: cWhat is Creativity? d How does it make a difference? Yesterday (January 1, 2007), the incomparable icon, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), gave their answer in a unique and powerful way. L.<br><br> Gordon Crovitz, publisher, conRdently offered copies of the revamped paper FREE to everyone in the country, as an incentive to test the changes in the paper which have been in the planning for over a year. A new format, new articles, new column titles ( cToday 9s Agenda, News Brief& d), even a new font, all creatively assembled to make the paper as accessible and as useful a tool as possible. Stepping up to explain the overhaul, Crovitz elaborated on the changes in how the public receives information, and the value of efRcient sharing of knowledge.<br><br> The Managing Editor gave some speciRcs, WSJ cwill focus on news and interpretations that readers won 9t Rnd elsewhere& context, insight and authority. d Already acknowledged as a Newspaper of the highest stature, why would The Wall Street Journal feel the need to change? Likewise, our Sightlines is already a stand out, and at four to six pages, packed with information about events and shows. Seems the WSJ inadvertently answered the question about creativity: Seeing old things in new and useful ways.<br><br> Coming across the FREE Wall Street Journal yesterday at the Atlanta Airport was a serendipitous encounter. For days (okay, weeks) our own Editor, d O C d Carlisle, has pushed gracefully, encouraged, asked politely, for articles, notes, pictures for our own Sightlines. Simultaneously, cO C d has been talking about relevance.<br><br> Seeing the WSJ 01 Jan 07, and reading the articles by the Publisher and others, including a summary of the reasons for the changes, a light bulb went off in my head, equal to the Ah ha! factor we all feel when we have suddenly gotten off our creative dead ends. cO C d has a vision that Sightlines can be a tangible, meaningful Art Information Tool.<br><br> This is a chance for members to become pro-active and contribute. As cO C d said; c&better than being a couch potato and having information poured in d. That 9s why she is introducing new columns, and articles: cWhat Little I Know d, will be an informative article listing painting and photography tricks and techniques practiced by fellow members.<br><br> Please feel free to share your tricks of the trade, which will help us all, jump-start our skills without entering a classroom. cBattery Chargers d, another new column, is a brief, but powerful encapsulation of personal experiences and anecdotes offered by our members and is designed to motivate, charge you up and get those creative juices going. Living a life on the tipping point of creativity is always challenging and we all need our batteries charged every now and then, to continue to innovate.<br><br> To boot, your fellow AAA members will have tested these insights&and they worked for them! So, what is Creativity? We invite you to answer that question.<br><br> From my perspective, it 9s the grand creative opportunities available when you have someone with the energy, know-how and drive like our Sightlines Editor, cO. C d Carlisle, who will, if we give her support, will really make a difference&and make our Sightlines a communication tool tour de force. WANTED!<br><br> Your Picture Your Exhibit Notes Your Story Sightlines January 2007 5 Loretta Eby To Welcome Our Members Loretta Eby, hot glass artist of Happy Valley Pottery, Watkinsville, GA, will open her studio to Association members and their guests on 03 Mar 07 at 10 am for an hour long demonstration of hot glass art. Loretta will demonstrate how she crafts glass globes, goblets, vases and glass stick ornaments, for which she is well known throughout the USA. There will be time after for additional questions or a roam around Happy Valley Pottery grounds visiting other artists.<br><br> High noon lunch will be at Maison Bleu, Watkinsville, GA and enjoy our choice of delicious luncheon items. Please RSVP cO.C. d Carlisle via e-mail ( cStudio Visit d in the subject line) or call 706 552 0711 and let her know how many will be visiting the studio and having lunch at Maison Bleu. Directions will be printed in the February issue of Sightlines.<br><br> Bad weather (snow, sleet, whatever prevents safe driving) will be one week later, March 10. Those who have RSVPd will be contacted about the severe inclement weather date. St Mary 9s Church cO C d Carlisle This drawing, by cO C d Carlisle, of St Mary 9s Church, Athens, GA was on exhibit at the OCAF December show.<br><br> Robert Lee Bloomfield ( cO.C. d Carlisle 9s great, great grandfather) originally from Rahway, NJ, owned the Athens Manufacturing Company, also known as Athens Check Factory, which manufactured cotton check fabric. R L BloomReld, realizing the operatives 9 (factory workers) spiritual needs, designed and commissioned the construction of St Mary 9s Church just west of the factory on Oconee Street. The church 9s design was based on Ancient Norse and Anglo Saxon churches and speciRcally included elements similar to Mr BloomReld 9s church in New Jersey.<br><br> The foundation was laid in 1869 and was constructed in 1870 - 71 of hand hued board, native stone and overlaid with scored plaster to imitate stone bricks and included an impressive steeple with belfry. Mr BloomReld then purchased a bell, christened cKing David d, for the belfry. The operatives elected the Protestant Episcopal faith for their church, which was consecrated Easter Sunday 1871 with 25 baptisms taking place.<br><br> In 1873 the Episcopal Bishop of the Diocese of Atlanta gave Cannonical Consent to the organization of the new parish, St Mary 9s. Robert Lee, (married to Ann Warren Rodgers of Boundbrook, NJ) and his daughter, Annie, taught Sunday school at St Mary 9s. In addition, with Mr BloomReld 9s encouragement, the workers attended night school in the small church.<br><br> St Mary 9s Church prospered until 1892 after which the congregation dwindled when the mill had closed. After the Rnal service, the church doors closed and St Mary 9s was csurrendered d to the Bishop of the Diocese of Atlanta. In 1945, the Bishop permitted the Athens Chapter of the American Red Cross to occupy the church for a number of years.<br><br> As of 2007, only the steeple remains. The cKing David d bell was later loaned to the University of Georgia after the church closed and subsequently given to an Episcopal Church in North Georgia. Agner & Timberlake Announce Exhibit Margaret Agner Margaret Agner and Hildagarde Timberlake and will have an exhibit at the Classic Martial Arts Club, 16 Coile Dr, Athens.<br><br> The opening will be Feb. 4, Sunday, 2 - 4, and you are all invited. The show will hang about a month.<br><br> Agner will have her silk paintings as well as art in other mediums. Timberlake 9s canvases are in acrylics. She may have some marble tile paintings as well.<br><br> Coile Drive is off Mitchell Bridge Rd shortly after you pass Publix Grocery Store. St Mary 9s Church cO C d Carlisle (copyright May 2006) 6 Sightlines January 2007 Next Meeting Feb 22, 2007 Exhibits Around Town Nancy Roberson The following AAA members will have works on display at Rve locations around the Athens area for January and February. Flo Gross Apple 8eld will have oil and watercolor paintings (landscapes and Soral) on display at the First American Bank, 300 College Avenue, Athens, GA.<br><br> Jean Gibson will exhibit Soral and landscape watercolors at the Athens Clarke County Library, 2025 Baxter St, Athens, GA. Nancy Roberson has oil color Soral and landscapes on display at the Council on Aging, 135 Hoyt St, Athens, GA. Connie Flynn will exhibit watercolor landscapes at the Highland Hills Retirement Village, 1660 Jennings Mill Rd, Bogart, GA.<br><br> Constance Mullan will have watercolor landscapes and Sorals on display at the Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic Center, 120 Florida Ave, Athens, GA. Nancy Roberson coordinates the exhibits with the artist and the location contact person. Exhibitions are on display for two months.<br><br> All members are cordially invited to participate. Please call Nancy Roberson at 706 543 1680 to coordinate your next exhibit. If you prefer particular months, give Nancy plenty of time to coordinate your request.<br><br> Now is the time to ask for March and April. cLet 9s keep these spaces Rlled d. First American Bank has easels for 16 x 20 and smaller works.<br><br> The artist and the bank representative will work together in arranging the display. The Athens Clarke County Library has space for 10 to 12 works on the second Soor. The Council on Aging has a hallway available with space for 10 to 12 paintings.<br><br> Highland Hills has a walkway between the dining room and the common room with room for 6 to 12 works. The Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic Center has two hallways, which will accommodate 10 to 20 paintings. Artists hang their own works that should be on wire hangers.<br><br> AAA Members Exhibit at OCAF M Agner/O Carlisle Margaret Agner, cO.C. d Carlisle and Michael Spronck exhibited their works in the OCAF winter members 9 show, whose theme is work that could lead to a different way to work; Catalyst: A New Direction. Margaret noticed a large number of the works are using collage. cI 9ve glued in fabrics, even bunched up, in addition to paper, d Agner reported.<br><br> Michael Spronck had two oil landscape paintings. Carlisle exhibited a colored pencil drawing of St Mary 9s Church, (her great great Grandfather designed and had built) and a pen and ink drawing of a formula ford race car. Additionally, Flo Gross AppleReld, Perry McCrackin, Chris Mitts (black & white photographs), Par Ramey, and John Weber (color photographs) had works on exhibit.<br><br> This show ran from December to January with a closing reception held Jan 11 at OCAF. Margaret claimed, cIt 9s a good show and worth seeing d. Association Programs Announced Irene Dodge and Hildagarde Timberlake have been organizing the programs for the Athens Art Association and have found three so far.<br><br> February and March programs are listed here. More are in the works. Bill Barnes, entrepreneur, interior designer, photographer, painter, woodworker, wood turner and iron worker will discuss his fascinating tour through these art disciplines at our January meeting.<br><br> He will have a number of works on display and explain the production process. Barnes, a graduate of Pratt Institute, NY, founded the Monroe Art Guild, Monroe, GA. A number of his classic black and white photographs of Atlanta during the 60 9s are gaining notice among several galleries.<br><br> Sightlines will publish future exhibit dates of this talented craftsman. Mr Barnes states; cMy artistic eye is always at work and when possible, through memory, sketch and photography, I try not to lose that magic moment, for rarely will it repeat itself. d Deborah Kepes, noted Atlanta portrait artist (web site: < www. deborahkepes.com/>) will speak and demonstrate portraiture at our February meeting.<br><br> She has hosted portraiture and Rgurative workshops along the East coast and will demonstrate her technique and style while painting one of our members during the meeting. Sightlines January 2007 7 Estel Berman 9s Conversation 2; Variant edition of 200 teacups constructed from pre-printed steel from recycled tin contain- ers, sterling silver and brass handles, 10k gold and brass rivets. Individual cups with magnets inside for stacking three or more cups.<br><br> 2.5 d height of one cup, 6 d approx. diameter of saucer, 12.5 d height for a stack of Bve cups, Retail Price: $3,500 John Weber Wins Award cO C d Carlisle Photographer John Weber, a new member, won second place for cBeaver Pond d at the Monroe Art Guild 9s Juried Show. The categories for the show included painting, drawing /printmaking/ photography, ceramics/sculpture and Rbers/mixed media/wood.<br><br> The show attracted 62 artists from 25 cities with 167 entries and will be on display through February. The Monroe Art Guild is located at 205 S Broad Street, Monroe, GA. Call 770 207 8937 for directions.<br><br> Hours are 10 am 3 5 pm Wednesday 3 Friday and 11 am 3 2 pm on Saturday. John also had a solo exhibition, cPhotographic Essence d, at the Tate Center, University of Georgia, Athens, GA for three weeks during November and December, a 53 piece show consisting of black & white and color photography. John produced many of the prints at home on an Epson printer, using several different papers.<br><br> He had an exquisite watercolor seascape painted by his grandfather and the viewer could see the grandfather 9s talent and eye for composition in Weber 9s photography. Additionally, John had works at the Athens Photography Guild and the Monroe Art Guild 9s Aperture 3 Exhibition held for four weeks in November and December 2006. Weber also exhibited and sold works at the recent Oconee County Arts Foundation, (OCAF) Holiday Market and Art Shoppe events in December 2006.<br><br> What Little I Know Jan Miller 1.Its not what you put into a painting, its what you leave out. Work ccreamy d. 2.<br><br> Big mistake: go to a blank canvas with a blank mind. (Mostly). 3.<br><br> Never value the painting by the amount of time you put into it. 4. Brushes: not so much the brush but how you use it.<br><br> 5. For trees: use a monarch, wiggle, shake, leave see throughs, sky holes. 6.<br><br> Painting sand, dry sand: horizontal strokes, vertical for wet. 7. Unify the two by lightly brushing them in horizontal direction.<br><br> 8. Try these for Sesh tones: theo violet, titanate yellow, gold ochre, and Brown Madder. 9.<br><br> For dark skin: thalo green, burnt sienna. 10. Foliage: the reason the color is so hard, is that no color out of a tube matches.<br><br> Try this: thalo green, yellow ochre, burnt umber-yields a dark yellowish green, for mass, for darker areas, add thalo green and alizarin crimson to deepen the mixture. To add life: a gob of cad orange and a touch of thalo green, if not bright enough, add cadmium yellow light and white. Avoid the brassy look.<br><br> 11. Another foliage hint: the dark greens of sun set: add purple to the greens. The quality of a line: make it lost and found.<br><br> Make it when you change direction or at an intersection of two lines or more, loose it otherwise. (Ed. Note) Jan Miller, long 3time oil painter, owns and operates a studio and school in Columbus, GA.<br><br> Commissions include mostly interpretive portraits. Other paintings include landscapes and Corals. This column is the Brst of a series.<br><br> More to come. Send your notes for What Little I Know! Or, you may use another title.<br><br> The Art of Recycling cO.C. d Carlisle Looking through the Athens Banner Herald Sunday 07 Jan 07, I spotted an insert titled cOne Man 9s Trash& d from the ACC Solid Waste Dept, Recycling Division. An article, From Treasure to Trash with an interesting photo of teacups made from tin packaging, such as Hunts tomato paste and cookie tins, artwork by Estel Berman. Look at Harriete Estel Berman 9s web site at < http://harriete-estel-berman.<br><br> info/>. Fascinating journeys into a unique realm of cRecycled d art, such as jewelry, sculpture and wall pieces. Also, Ms Berman has presented professional guidelines (home page, lower right), which may be of interest, and great help to all artists.<br><br> Her Artist 9s Statement is distinctly inspirational. (cont 9d page 8) British Tradition cO C d Carlisle (copyright 1986) 8 Sightlines January 2007 293 Hoyt Street, Athens, GA 30601 To: Next Meeting February 22, 2007 Art of Recycling, from page 7 The goal of the Artist-in-Residence Program at SF (San Francisco) Recycling & Disposal, Inc. is to use art to inspire people to recycle more and conserve natural resources.<br><br> Check the web site < http://www. sunsetscavenger.com/AIR/>. The AIR Program provides selected local artists with the opportunity to create art; using materials they gather from San Francisco 9s refuse.<br><br> This includes 24-hour access to a well-equipped studio, a monthly stipend, and an exhibit at the end of their residency, but artists seem most excited about having 24-hour access to the materials. cMany artists Rnd and recycle materials in their art, but no one else has this much material to pick from, d says Program Director Paul Fresina. The 2,000-square-foot art studio is located at SF Recycling & Disposal, Inc. 9s Solid Waste Transfer and Recycling Center.<br><br> The 44-acre site is where most of San Francisco 9s garbage and recyclables are temporarily dumped before going to a landfill or recycling plant. Recyclable items are sorted before being shipped to recycling plants and manufacturing facilities. Throughout a residency, each artist talks to young students and adult tour groups about the experience of turning trash into treasures.<br><br> At the conclusion of their residency, the company holds a reception for the artists, to show the artist 9s work and invites the public. Many pieces of art from the program are exhibited in ofRce building entries and public spaces in San Francisco. Many artists have made a permanent piece for the sculpture garden adjacent to the SF Recycling & Disposal, Inc.<br><br> Transfer Station and the garden is a key stop for students on recycling tours. Upcoming Residencies: We are pleased to announce the following local artists will begin residencies with us in 2007: One of local artists: Casey Logan < http://www. caseylogan.com/> cMy work relates a quasi interest in physics and all things of the universe and science with social conditions and relations, primarily using humor of the extraordinary kind.<br><br> True intelligent breakthroughs in astrophysics are normally produced on small ranches in Texas by unknown ranchers and cowboys& d Battery Chargers Jan Miller 1. The word inspire means to breathe. So take a deep breath and hold it for a count of 3.<br><br> 2. Exhale at a count of 8. Three-eight rhymes with create.<br><br> 3. Keep in mind that success is a marathon, not a sprint. 4.<br><br> Mistakes on a painting should be duplicated more than once elsewhere on the painting. 5. The best way to charge up is to stay connected.<br><br> 6. Create anything. Its intelligence having fun!<br><br> 7. Winning ideas that stay in our heads are losers. Act now!<br><br>