Sonoran Arts League - Event Information

Event Name:Monthly General Meetings
Event Type(s):Youth Art Events
Public Events
Member Events
Volunteer Opportunities
Description:Member's Monthly General Meeting
2nd Monday of every month

A Kiss from France:
How Artisans Transformed their Craft in a Time of War, Mud, and Uncertainty.”
The mud of trench warfare in World War I seems an unlikely catalyst for the growth of a new art form. But this is exactly what happened when local artisans in Belgium saw their livelihoods disappearing as war was waged in their farmlands and trenches took over their beautiful, pastoral landscape.
Come and hear how Belgian Artisans turned their centuries-old art form, which had been rendered obsolete by the war, and adapted it for the soldiers suffering in the trenches and camps nearby.

Sue Palmer, a native of England, will share her collection of silks – postcards made only during WWI. She will explain how the local Belgian artisans managed to transform their craft, which had been practiced since medieval times and in so doing, helped the soldiers fighting nearby keep in touch with their families back home. We will explore how the geography, the make-up of the allied military forces, and love of family and country can all be seen in this beautiful, handmade art form.

Event Date:11/11/2019
Event Time:Pre Lineup: 3pm web training, 5pm art critique - Meeting Starts at 6:00 pm
Location:Sonoran Arts League Center for the Arts
7100 E. Cave Creek Road Ste 144
at Stagecoach Village
Cave Creek, AZ 85331

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Contact Person:Sonoran Arts League
(phone: 480-575-6624)
Details:November 11, 2019
Afternoon Line-Up of Activities and Agenda
3:00 pm - Member website/profile training (no charge) 
4:30 pm - Volunteer check in 
5:00 pm - Art critique     

6:00 pm - Artist of the month, refreshments, volunteer of the month award, event/program tables, demos, etc.
6:30 pm - President’s Welcome & Executive Director updates
6:45 pm -  Raffle draws / winner’s announcements
7:00 pm -  Meeting Topic: Sue Palmer, "World War I" Silk Postcards

8:00+ pm - Closing Comments / Clean up

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