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.
This year’s the “Youth Art Tour” at Studio 1 will be held at the Sonoran Arts League’s new Center for the Arts, 7100 E. Cave Creek Road, Suites 143 and 144, at Stagecoach Village in Cave Creek. The beautiful new center will serve as the information headquarters for the popular art tour. Visitors can pick up artist directories, maps and inquire about other tour details prior to and during the tour.
The League’s new Center for the Arts is also the perfect place to start the tour, as some two dozen students will be demonstrating in the courtyard. Guests also will be able to view and purchase art from our student members. The Youth Art Tour @ Studio 1 will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday for both weekends of the tour.
Information Sessions and Student Mentoring
Join us for one or more of the following information sessions:
September 12 (Thursday) from 6-7pm
October 12 (Saturday) from 12-1pm
November 14 (Thursday) from 6-7pm
Location: Sonoran Arts League Center for the Arts, 7100 E. Cave Creek Rd #144 (In Stagecoach Village)
For more information on the event, please contact Pat Bell-Demers, Executive Director of the Sonoran Arts League 480-575-6624 firstname.lastname@example.org www.sonoranartsleague.org
New Year, New Member Pop Up Show Monthly “Pop-Up Show” Call for Art
The Sonoran Arts League is proud to request up to five (5) pieces of artwork, from artist working in all mediums who joined the league in the year 2019. Applies to All types of memberships. This monthly “Pop-Up Show” will run from January 10 - February 11. The show is open to Sonoran Arts League members only and all artwork must be for sale. Show Overview: The show is open to artists working in a variety of techniques (2-D and 3-D, including jewelry, photography, sculptures, mixed media, etc.).