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  • Mixed Bag exhibit open!
  • Photography workshop with Tom Ouellette (online payments now available)
Art Jeopardy
This was invented in 1841 by American artist John G Rand. It allowed painters the freedom to take their painting outdoors and capture the light. Scroll down to see the answer (or question!). 
Next meeting is Wednesday, May 19

MAA Zoom meeting, May 19, 7 - 9 pm

Peter Millet - History through Art at the Cheney Homestead. 
Learn how artwork at the Cheney Homestead is being used to teach complex historical concepts while highlighting our connection to significant early American people and events. You will be introduced to artist brothers John & Seth Cheney, born at the Homestead, and Russell Cheney who often painted the Homestead.

We will also explore what motivates creative people and how our own works are a point-in-time record of historical images, thoughts and feelings.
Pete Millett has studied and practiced craftsmanship for over 40 years, volunteering at such places as Hancock Shaker Village. He serves on the Board of the Manchester Historical Society and directs the Cheney Homestead Museum and its Cheney Homestead Arts program. 
Here's the link to join the meeting:
If the link above does not work, use the Zoom website:
When asked, enter 
Meeting ID: 891 4724 3730
Passcode: 169888

Monthly Zoom membership meetings are not recorded, as the artist’s demonstration is their proprietary property and is subject to copyright. Please remember, views and opinions expressed by demo and workshop artists are theirs and not necessarily those of Manchester Art Association.
Check out our exhibit, MIXED BAG. See the list of winners! Just cllck the image below. 

Photography with Tom Ouellette 
Valley Falls Farm in Vernon CT
Saturday, June 5 (rain date June 12)
2 pm - 5 pm
$25 (limited to 15 people)

Learn composition, camera techniques (including phone cameras), and more. 
This is a field trip. Participants should be prepared to walk around the farm property.

Click here for all the details and to register. Any questions, email Emilie
MAA Member news
Email us so we can share where you are showing your art! See more member news.

Jeff Blazejovsky and Judith Goldstein had artwork accepted into the Academic Artists Association 71st Annual Exhibition of Traditional Realism. Because of the pandemic, the show will be virtual. Shown left is Jeff's watercolor, Fire in the Envelope.

View the online gallery here.


Every two years the Perennial Planters of Manchester conducts Manchester's premier garden tour — Through the Garden Gate. Proceeds from the tour help the group maintain public gardens and to contribute to garden related local and national charities and scholarships.

This year's tour will feature six local private gardens. The gardens vary every two years, and those who attend the tour benefit from the diverse and creative efforts of local gardeners. See all the details here.

Do you have art supplies you would like to sell (or give away)?

Send in a one-line description, and give an email where someone can contact you for more information. You may also attach a flyer with more information or send an image.
Jerry Madara has two 200 ml tubes (about 6 oz) of Windsor Newton yellow ochre water based oil paint sent to him by mistake. Jerry's Artarama said he can keep it to donate to artists. If anyone wants one or both tubes they are welcome to them. Email Jerry if you're interested.

Art Between the Pages

Do you have a favorite art-related book or resource? Send us your recommendation!

Thanks to Jerry Madara for sharing this video of wonderfully creative street art! Click here to see the video.

And the answer, or question, to Art Jeopardy is:

What are paint tubes? Before paint tubes were invented, oil paint was either made for use or could be stored in pig’s bladder. Pierre Auguste Renoir said “without colors in tubes there would be no Cezanne no Monet no Pissarro and no Impressionism".

You can look at a picture for a week and never think of it again.
You can also look at the picture for a second and think of it all your life. 
~ Joan Miro

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