February Program: Art Swap and Critique
When: Tuesday, February 13, 7:30 pm
Where: Old Constitution Firehouse on the corner of Main and Openwood Streets in Downtown Vicksburg
What: Art Swap and Critique by Ron Alexander
The Vicksburg Art Association presents an Art Swap and Critique by Ron Alexander on Tuesday, February 13, 2007, in the historic Old Constitution Firehouse - corner of Main and Openwood - in downtown Vicksburg.
Do you have some good old art you don’t want to keep anymore, but don’t know what to do with? Do you want a new piece of art to brighten your walls and give you pleasure? The Art Swap and Critique will be held on Tuesday, February 13th to share your art, hear Ron Alexander’s critique and enjoy some potluck delights. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. The Art Swap will be limited to the first 25 participants who deliver their piece to the Firehouse at 7 pm prior to the meeting on February 13th. All participants are encouraged to bring a potluck appetizer to share until the meeting begins at 730 pm. Ron Alexander will provide a critique of each piece of art as it is selected and unwrapped. Active in community projects throughout the area, Mr. Alexander has been both a judge and a participant. He was Head of the Department of Art at University of Louisiana at Monroe from 1983 – 2002 and has worked in all forms of art including graphic design, drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography and ceramics. Mr. Alexander encourages all forms of artistic expression as a vehicle for gaining insight and viewing the world in a better light.
Guidelines for the artwork that may be submitted are:
1) An original piece of art and can include work other than your own.
2) All media is accepted – painting, drawing, fiber, clay, 3D, Mixed Media, etc.
3) If the piece is a painting or drawing, it must be framed.
4) All pieces must be concealed with wrapping.
5) Minimum value for works submitted for exchange must be at least $30 and up to $50..
6) Limited to one item per participant.
As participants arrive for the Art Swap, they will be asked to draw a number at random. Once the swap begins, numbers will be called in numerical order. Each piece of art is considered ‘dead’ (participant keeps the chosen piece) after the second ‘swipe’ by another participant.
Since the Art Swap is being held during Mardi Gras month, all are encouraged to wear beads or colors of Mardi Gras to add to the fun.
For additional information about this workshop, call or e-mail
Phone - (601) 636-6946