The Murfreesboro Art League will host “A Taste of Art” from 7–9 p.m. Friday, May 11. The evening will include a silent auction and smooth jazz sounds from the Rev. Ernest Newsom. Over 100 pieces of original art in various mediums will be on display, and attendees can enjoy punch or tea and munchies provided by caterer Katie Plummer. The event will be at the Cannonsburgh Historic Village (312 Front St.) in MAL’s Art Gallery located near the back of the village.
“We have scheduled this in conjunction with Murfreesboro’s Bicentennial Art Month,” stated Debbie Haggard, league vice president. The group needs the community to be involved in these efforts for continued growth and success, she said.
A $10 donation at the gallery door covers the cost of the event with all proceeds going to produce local art programs for children. The art programs will be offered at the MAL gallery in addition to projects coordinated with area schools to further promote art appreciation in Rutherford County. A children’s art camp is scheduled for July 16–20 at Cannonsburgh for students entering fourth-ninth grades. An additional camp will be at the Sam Davis Home in Smyrna, with tentative dates of July 9–13. Subjects taught will be perspective, composition, color theory and abstracts through the use of sketching, watercolor and acrylics.
Founded by a local group of artists and chartered in 1966, the Murfreesboro Art League is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to develop and maintain a vibrant artistic environment in the Rutherford/Murfreesboro community. The first three Monday nights of each month the group leads adult art classes in many disciplines for artists of all levels from 7–9 p.m. at the Cannonsburgh gallery. Courses vary from the usual oil, acrylic and watercolor to fun, “different” types of classes like scratchboard, encaustics and batik.
The gallery is open from from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturdays and 1–4 p.m. Sundays spring through fall. These regular viewing days are free and open to the public.
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