MAGI displays works for sale starting April 14

MAGI displays works for sale starting April 14

April 6th, 2011 by Emily Crisman in Community Signal mountain

Artist Jo Schoolfield, who has worked with the Mountain Art Guild for 15 years, will display her works along with the rest of MAGI Thursday, April 14 to Thursday, May 12. Contributed photo

Members of the Mountain Art Guild Inc. will display their recent works in the halls of Bachman Community Center Thursday, April 14 to Thursday, May 12, in addition to hosting a sale in conjunction with the Garden and Art Show Saturday, April 30 from 8 a.m. to 2 p. m.

Around 80 works from more than 30 experienced and beginning artists will be available for purchase in mediums including watercolor, acrylic, collage, mixed-media and pastels. Cards, prints and shrink-wrapped pieces are available in addition to framed works.

Member Robin Howe described the selection as a "total mixed bag" consisting of abstract and traditional pieces as well as many images of local landmarks.

"There are also new approaches from older members," she said.

Several works in the show were created during a plein-air trip to Cumberland State Park in October 2010, when a variety of artists painted the same bridge from different viewpoints.

"Anyone who loves that bridge at Cumberland will want to come see it," said member Lynne Mayer.

Artists will donate 10 percent of the proceeds of works sold in the show to Bachman.

MAGI meets each Thursday at Bachman from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and welcomes new members.

Bachman Community Center is at 2815 Anderson Pike and can be reached at 886-4842.