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Vol. 2014 No. 2

Spring 2014

A Publication of the Springfield Art Association

Reserve your tickets now. Celebrate the past, present, and future of visual arts in Springfield! The Springfield Art Association is honoring the major milestone of our 100th anniversary with a gala event unlike any other in our organization’s history. We hope you’ll join us for an evening rich with history, creativity, and vision.

A NIGHT OF CELEBRATION, A CENTURY OF INSPIRATION 6:00—6:30PM RECEPTION IN M.G. NELSON FAMILY GALLERY Exhibition of SAA History + Welcome Silent Auction of Professional Artists’ Work 6:30—8:15PM UNIQUE DINING EXPERIENCE 8:15– 10:00PM ANNIVERSARY CAKE + COCKTAILS IN GALLERY Cigars + Port Available on Edwards Place Lawn

Much like the diversity found in artistic expression and appreciation, our century gala on April 26 will offer rich and varied experiences for our guests. Whether you chose to dine with the Edwards in the historic parlors or with the artists in the studio you will discover the history of the SAA, it's founding members, and make a toast to a century of service in the community.





5-Course Victorian Dinner | Sommelier Abraham Lincoln Interpreter Reserved Parking SOLD OUT

4-Course Victorian Dinner with Wine Helen + Benjamin Edwards Re-enactors $100|Guest. 50 Seats Available

Mexican Fiesta Buffet Corona | Margarita Service Live Art Demonstrations

Candle Sponsor

Fondest SAA Memories

Help fill our birthday cake with 100 candles by becoming a candle sponsor! At $100 apiece your name will be listed in an acknowledged in the 100th year commemorative book and on- site signage. You may sponsor as many candles as you like! If you would prefer different names on each candle please email with those details.

The Springfield Art Association is creating a commemorative book in honor of our 100th anniversary. This glossy keepsake will be full of nostalgia, insights, little-known facts, and vintage photos of the SAA. This book is our way of thanking all those who have put their heart into the SAA over the past century. It will tell your story! Consider submitting your fondest SAA memory, advertisement, and photo to



Founded 1913 700 N. Fourth Street . Springfield, IL 62702 217-523-2631 | Mon—Fri 9 to 5PM . Sat 10 to 3PM

Board of Directors 2013-2014 David Reid, President Sarah Albracht, 1st Vice-President Allison Lacher, 2nd Vice-President Jennifer Bettis, Secretary Kate Ward, Treasurer Bronwyn Eves, Past President Ingrid Alexander Steven Arbuthnot, Jr. Kathy Badger Judith Barringer Tricia Becker Mark Birtch Clay Crocker Troy Freeman Shane Harris Jackie Kelly

Christopher Klaus Phil Locascio Elly Mackus Diane McEvoy Marci Petropoulos David Rolf Anthony Rubano Marsha Shomidie E. Cori Stuart Mary Trask

SAA Staff Betsy Dollar, Executive Director Erin Svendsen, Education Coordinator Erika Holst, Curator of Collections Charlotte Kane, Office Manager Jan Arnold, Library Director Mary Beth Burke, Development Coordinator Mark Jenkins, Librarian

The Palette Volume 2014 No. 2 Is published by the Springfield Art Association; subscriptions are obtained through SAA membership and are distributed by mail.

MISSION The Springfield Art Association (SAA) a community based, nonprofit organization*, promotes and supports the visual arts, provides art education opportunities for the greater Springfield area, and preserves and interprets historic Edwards Place and the collections of the SAA. * SAA is a nonprofit tax exempt organization organized pursuant to IRS code 501(c)(3).

As members of the Art Association, you perceive a value in what the SAA offers you through our programming and events. You may also perceive the value that the SAA offers to the community. Unfortunately, I am discovering that many do not recognize the value of the arts to community. I am not just referring to intangible values of culture, I am talking dollars and commerce. The Illinois Arts Alliance had compiled the most recent numbers available (2010) that show the Illinois nonprofit arts and culture sector to be a $2.75 billion industry. There are two simple calculations for the SAA that can bring those stats home. Using the current year budget numbers and the IAA’s formula, The SAA supports the equivalent of 18.496 jobs in central Illinois through direct and indirect spending. More specifically, we have four full-time and three parttime staff people; plus a paid art faculty of 27. In addition to those salaries totaling $218,937 per year that go directly back into the local economy, we purchase approximately $350,000 worth of goods and services each year, most of which are locally sourced. If these statistics spark your interest, you can find the complete report at More importantly, as an advocate of the arts, the next time someone suggests that your support of the arts is a frivolous gesture, please state the case. The nonprofit arts and culture industry not only contributes to the aesthetic quality of our community, we contribute to the economy as well.

-Betsy Dollar, Executive Director

REPORT FROM THE PRESIDENT As you prepare and review your income tax returns this year, please consider a gift to the Springfield Art Association’s Centennial Capital Campaign. A tax-deductible gift can be good for both you and the SAA. First, since the Springfield Art Association is an IRC § 501 (c)(3) organization, it is good for you because a gift can decrease your income taxes. For example, you can supercharge your charitable donations by donating appreciated assets, such as stocks. The appreciation escapes capital gain tax and you get a deduction for the full value of the gift provided that your adjusted gross income does not exceed certain amounts. Also, your gift can be used to promote the visual arts in the community. The arts are important to the continued success and viability of our community. Our Capital Campaign envisions a new ceramics studio, a glass blowing studio, improved classroom space and a beautiful, refinished art gallery. Please contact us if you have any questions or desire further information about our expansion future plans. We need your assistance. Please consider a tax-deductible charitable gift to your Springfield Art Association. Thank you for your support. -David R. Reid, Board President


SUMMER ART CAMP Ask about becoming an SAA member at the time of registration. Members receive a 30% discount on all camps and classes. Register online at or call 217-523-2631, or drop in to the SAA . Registration CLOSES FIVE DAYS before the start of the first camp day!



WEE WARHOLS CASTAWAY ISLAND AGE Going into K—2nd . JUNE 16—20 . 1:30—4:30PM. M $100 | Non-M $130 ROCK N’ ROLL AGE Going into K—2nd . JUNE 30—JULY 3 . 1:30—4:30PM. M$80 | NM $110

VAN GOGH-GO’S A SUMMER OF CINEMA AGE Going into 3rd—5th . JULY 7—11 . 1:30—4:30PM. M $100 | Non-M $130 AROUND THE WORLD AGE Going into 3rd—5th . JULY 14– 18. 9—3PM. M $160 | Non-M $190

RAKU RASCALS HOLD IT, RIGHT THERE AGE Going into 3rd—5th . JULY 14—18 . 10AM– 1PM. M $135 | Non-M $175

ROCKIN’ REMBRANDTS KINETIC SCULPTURE AGE Going into 6th– 8th . JUNE 23—27 . 9—NOON. M $100 | Non-M $130 PHOTOGRAPHY AGE Going into 6th– 8th . JULY 14—18 . 9—NOON. M $100 | Non-M $130

Sponsor an Art Camp Scholar Do you remember how fun Art Camp was for your children, or perhaps yourself? You can share that joy with another child by sponsoring an Art Camp Scholar! The SAA awards scholarships to art campers based on artistic merit or financial need. On the first day of registration, multiple people called to ask about scholarship opportunities, and we expect more than 40 applicants this year. We need your help to ensure that every deserving child has a chance to attend summer camp. Contact us to learn more about how you can become a sponsor! 217.523.2631



Meet Joyce Surbeck– Harris I have loved clay ever since I made mud pies, cakes and cookies on our family farm as a child. The feel of clay in my hands has a calming effect on my spirit. Throughout my university study I took ceramics classes when I could and wanted to major in that field. However, I was drawn to teaching and designing educational programs. I have earned a doctorate in Adult Learning and Action Research. I’ve taught at every level but my niche is with adult learners. Teaching at the SAA allows me the freedom to create my own program and work with adults. I studied at the SAA from 1995 through 2006. I show my pottery at fine art fairs throughout the Midwest and enjoy it very much. I wanted to make pottery that honored the Earth, my heritage (Eastern Cherokee and Northern Shoshone) and the horse. After much research, lots of practice and an internship with a Northern Shoshone potter I have begun to create pottery that I believe does just that. I treat myself at least once every year to a hands-on workshop with nationally recognized potters. There is always so much to learn and I want to share that knowledge with my students. I rarely make functional pottery but most of my students want to make functional pieces. Therefore, I have to keep learning so I can help them stretch and grow.

SPRING WORKSHOPS Web Design without coding Adobe Photoshop II

Handbuilding for Adults + Throwing on the Potter's Wheel Mary Fran Gorman + Joyce Surbeck-Harris Monday, 12 - 3PM. April 7 - May 26 . M|$110 . Non-M|$140 Students will use handbuilding techniques from pinch pots, coils and slabs to works with a spring and garden theme. On the other side of the ceramics lab, Joyce will demonstrate wheel-throwing techniques for all levels of experience. Enjoy growing your skills!

Mother’s Day Pendant Non-Traditional Bead Shapes Limbo Clay Mokume Gane (Mo-Goo-May Gone-Ay) Inclusions with polymer clay More Details online

Handbuilding for Adults + Advanced Throwing on the Potter's Wheel Mary Fran Gorman + Joyce Surbeck-Harris Monday, 6—9PM. April 7 - May 26 . M|$110 . Non-M|$140 Students will use handbuilding techniques such as pinch pots, coils and slabs to work in a spring and garden theme. On the other side of the ceramics lab, Joyce will demonstrate wheel-throwing techniques for intermediate and advanced skill level throwers. Enjoy growing your skills!

Join us as we literally paint the Downtown Springfield streets! Artists, families, and the community at large are invited to paint 6 ft. x 6ft. squares of Washington Street in front of the Old State Capitol Plaza, while enjoying live music and fantastic food!

July 26, 2014 Painting begins at 3PM and continues until 7PM or when the artists finish their work; street reopens to traffic at 10PM When the painting is finished, the music continues as you stroll the street to enjoy the


$30 | Square for Advanced Registration $35 | Day of the Event





Ice Cream Social

June 14. 2014


2-4 PM



Royal court reception 83rd Beaux Arts Ball

Amour de l'Art

You are cordially invited to meet the court and attend the tea held on June 6. 2014 from 4:30 – 6:30pm at the Springfield Art Association The Springfield Art Association is proud to announce that Madeleine Rose Albracht will reign as Queen and Richard Henry Jakowsky will reign as King over the 83rd Annual Beaux Arts Ball being held on Saturday, November 29th at the Crowne Plaza.

Madeleine Rose Albracht is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Bryan J. Albracht and the granddaughter of George and Phyllis Fairchild. Maddie is a junior at The University of Illinois-Springfield, studying communications. She recently completed an internship for Clothed in Hope, a South Carolina-based nonprofit organization dedicated to helping the women of Zambia, Africa. Her grandmother Phyllis Fairchild served on the SAA board for many years and as president for two. Her mother, Sarah Fairchild Albracht has also served on the board and the executive board. In addition, her mother was the queen of the 75th anniversary Beaux Arts Ball "An Evening in Williamsburg" in 1987. SAA has been a part of Maddie’s life for as long as she can remember, from Art Outreach through grade school, to accepting a Public Relations Internship position for the summer of 2013, where she worked on the First Annual Paint the Street Fest. Maddie is honored to carry on a family tradition and serve as queen of the 83rd Annual Beaux Arts Ball.

Richard Henry Jakowsky is the son of Annellen M. Jakowsky and the late Richard "Jake" Jakowsky. Henry is a junior at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri. He is majoring in Parks and Recreation. Henry is currently employed at the Compass Health Passways in Columbia, Missouri as a medical technician. Henry has participated in two mission trips: one to New Orleans , and one to Arkansas to help rebuild a church. The Jakowsky family have been involved with the Springfield Art Association for thirty years. He, and his sister, Sarah, have participated in several Beaux Art Balls. He is very proud to serve as king of the 2014 Beaux Arts Ball.

All participating families must submit their Fashion Fee and Court Fee at or before the Court Reception.

The Springfield Art Association and the Beaux Arts Ball Committee invite all eligible children to take part in the Royal Court of the Beaux Arts Ball. If your child will be in Kindergarten, 5th grade, 8th grade, 11th grade or 12th grade or will be a senior in college in September of 2014, and if your family is an SAA member in good standing at the Patron level or above, your child is eligible to participate in the Court. If your child is eligible and has not received an invitation, please contact the SAA office at 523-2631 or


Edwards Place Interior Restoration to Begin May 1

There are big changes afoot in Edwards Place as the SAA gears up to begin full-scale interior restoration of its beloved historic landmark. The sitting room, formal parlor, music room, library and children’s parlor will all receive upgraded lighting, repaired plaster, and historically-appropriate carpet, wallpaper, and window treatments. The walnut trim will be stripped of its later varnish and refinished, while the pine trim will be grained to resemble walnut and oak. When work is completed, Edwards Place will reflect the grandeur of its mid-19th century heyday, when it was a social center of Lincoln’s Springfield. The small room off the dining room will become the “Archaeology Exhibit.” In this room, which is part of the original 1833 core of the house, the walls will remain bare, allowing visitors to see evidence of how the house evolved through patches in the plaster. A collection of archaeological artifacts recovered from the Edwards Place privy and dating to the 1830s and 1840s will be on display. The SAA has assembled a top-notch team of contractors to undertake this work. Mansfield Electric will handle the electrical work. Fritsch Custom Finishes will repair the plaster, apply the wallpaper, refinish the walnut trim, and cosmetically restore the chandeliers. Ed Gonet of Gonet Designs, Inc. will execute the faux graining. Work will be supervised by our project manager, Charles Pell of CJP Architects, Inc. and advised by Don Walton of Walton and Associates, P.C. Work is expected to continue through the remainder of 2014. The SAA hopes to unveil the newly-restored Edwards Place early in 2015. This work is made possible through a $150,000 grant from the Jeffris Family Foundation of Wisconsin, matched by $300,000 in generous contributions from Patricia and Don Altorfer, many SAA members and friends. Donations are still being collected toward the total 1 million dollar goal for Edwards Place.

Top to bottom: The wallpaper, faux graining, and carpeting planned for the sitting room of Edwards Place. Mid-19th century homeowners favored strong colors and weren’t afraid to mix patterns.

EDWARDS PLACE A Peek in the Attic Representatives from Fritsch Custom Finishes recently did some exploratory work in the ceiling above the Edwards Place playroom in an effort to determine what is causing the ceiling to sag. The hole they cut provided the rare opportunity to peek inside the space above the playroom and library. While the mystery of the sagging ceiling was solved, several questions regarding the evolution of the house were raised in its place.

Enjoy “Lemonade with Lincoln” Every Wednesday This Summer Edwards Place may be closed for renovations this summer, but that won’t stop our old friend Abraham Lincoln from dropping by each Wednesday to enjoy lemonade with Helen Edwards on the porch. Beginning June 11, join us every Wednesday from 12 to 1 pm for “Lemonade with Mr. Lincoln,” part of Springfield’s popular History Comes Alive series of events. Mr. Lincoln will come calling to talk politics, catch up on the local gossip, and sample refreshments. The public is invited to come calling as well for the chance to spend time with Mr. Lincoln. Children are especially welcome! Helen Edwards will also be on hand to act as hostess and serve baked treats and lemonade. Our Lincoln is portrayed by Fritz Klein, a nationally-renowned Lincoln interpreter who has been featured on the History Channel, the Discovery Channel, the National Geographic Channel, and C-Span, just to name a few. He is considered one of the best Lincoln re-enactors in the country; talking with him is as close as it gets to talking with Mr. Lincoln! Longtime SAA member Nancy Litchfield portrays Helen Edwards. Nancy, a former volunteer at New Salem, knows the ins and outs of 19th century history and is invaluable as our “Helen” interpreter.

Oral tradition states that the playroom of Edwards Place was a freestanding summer kitchen when the house was built in 1833 which was joined up with the rest of the house at a later date; possibly when the Edwards family remodeled their house in 1857. A peek in the attic, however, shows no seam between the library and playroom. This indicates that, if this was indeed a freestanding building, it consisted of two rooms, not one. Was it really a summer kitchen? Or perhaps an early, two-room house? Other surprises included the presence of a chimney along the righthand wall that is not visible downstairs, and the remnant of an arched door or window in the south wall at the far end of the attic space. Not surprising was the line of soot up the north wall, a remnant from a large fireplace and chimney which was later removed. A closer look is needed to gather more information about this part of the house and how it relates to the evolution of Edwards Place. Stay tuned for more details as they emerge!


St. Patty’s Day. Fashion Show. Dist.186 Art Day. Scholastic Honors Day

Staff + Enos Park Neighbors

At the St. Patty’s Day Parade

Dallas Braner, Erin Svendsen, Kali Parga, Jalee Braner, Bailey Groves, Charlotte Kane, Rylee Braner

Instructor Meghan Tippy-Reese

Fashion Show

Sandra Yeh + Greg Kane

District 186 Family Art Day

Volunteer Alex Rothschild

Scholastics Honors Day

IPPS Workshop

Instructor Liz Haywood-Sullivan

CENTENNIAL CAMPAIGN To continue to honor the founders who have made a difference, we are profiling founding members who have contributed to the longevity of our organization, those that had a love, spark, vision, and passion for the arts in hopes that it will inspire the same in you.

Meet Alice Edwards Ferguson


The middle daughter of Benjamin and CAMPAIGN Helen Edwards, she was born at Edwards THERMOMETER Place on August 11, 1844. Edwards Place was the site of many of the fondest memories of her life; within its walls she played with her sisters, attended her parents’ parties and later hosted her own, Edwards Place received suitors, and married her husband, RESTORATION Benjamin Ferguson. She and her husband even lived at Edwards Place with her Breakdown of parents for 19 years after they were PLEDGES from married. $1,040,042 As the wife of one of Springfield’s wealthiest merchants and bankers, Alice Edwards Ferguson was a social leader as well as a philanthropist. After her death the newspaper noted that “Mrs. Ferguson was for so many years identified with activities having to do with the best interests of the city…by her interest and her bounty she encouraged its intellectual and artistic growth.” In 1913, when Elizabeth Capps asked permission to rent two rooms in Edwards Place for the Amateur Art Study Club, Alice offered instead to make a gift of the entire mansion. “I could not bear to have the old home go into other hands, and yet I did not want the place to stand idle. Like an inspiration it came to me to give it to the Art Club for the young people of Springfield,” Alice explained. Alice Ferguson’s generosity to the Springfield Art Association did not stop with the gift of Edwards Place. For the next eight years, she took an active interest in the club, providing funds and artwork as well as her time and energy. After her death, the first President of the Amateur Art Study Club remembered her this way: “She loved peace. She loved all things beautiful. She was always quick to realize real worth and always loyal to the things she supported. She was not the type to give just to be giving but strong in her support of worthy objects. That she was so quick to see the value of so new and unusual and organization as the little Art club was a surprise to all Springfield. That she was not mistaken in her judgment has been proved amply.” Alice Ferguson had the vision to recognize true worth, and the confidence to support what was worthy. Is that vision and confidence within you?



EMBRACE THE FUTURE Do you own a business that would be willing to invest in the Springfield Art Association to develop our premier community visual arts center? Are you a part of a business organization or society that would welcome an SAA presentation on our vision and the positive influence the arts have in the community? We are reaching out to local businesses and the city for community support to Embrace the Future. We have submitted a TIFF fund request to the city of Springfield for infrastructure and grounds improvements and have sent information packages to several local businesses. Please contact Mary Beth Burke, Development Coordinator, to set up a meeting or request further information.

M.G. Nelson Family Gallery TRIGGER Opening Reception on Friday, April 4th, 5:30 to 7:30 pm April 4th through April 25th TRIGGER is a group exhibition of recent works in a variety of media by members of the University of Illinois, Springfield, Visual Art Faculty. Artists include Brytton Bjorngaard (graphic design/digital media), Shane Harris (ceramics/sculpture), Tim Kowalczyk (ceramics), Allison Lacher (gallery manager/ art appreciation), Mike Miller (department chair/printmaking, painting, technology), Michael Prault (photography), Megan Rigoni-McCormic (drawing, art appreciation), Jeff Robinson (gallery director/2D design, painting), and Clay Stalter (photography). Detail of Slab by Jeff Robinson

Come Creative Spirit Liturgical Arts Festival of Springfield Visual Arts Exhibition Opening reception on Saturday May 3rd, 4:30 to 6:30 pm Awards Ceremony at 5:30 pm May 3rd through May 24 Since 1995 the Liturgical Arts Festival of Springfield has been celebrating expressions of spirituality in the arts. This juried exhibition of works by artists of different faiths and practices from across town and across the country is one component of the this biennial interdisciplinary celebration. Works in a variety of media represent a spectrum of spiritual beliefs, symbols, and rituals. Golden Calf by April Dill

Multiple Impressions, Printmaking June 6 through July 12, Reception June 13th, 5:30 to 7:30 pm The Springfield Art Association has an eclectic collection of prints by a number of well known artists, Katie Kolvitz, Ethel Mars and Marie Laurencin to name a few. This exhibition will showcase prime examples from the SAA’s collection that depict a range of traditional printmaking techniques along with works by contemporary printmakers in attempt to demonstrate the diversity of this traditional medium in the digital age.

Coming up in the Demo Project APRIL MAY JUNE

ALTERNATIVE EXHIBITION SPACE Mike Miller: Pleased to See You Opening April 4th Travis Janssen: Maggie Crowley :

Exploration by Marjorie Tomchuk






JULY 18 - SEPTEMBER 6, 2014

This exhibition will be a celebration of printmaking from traditional to contemporary mixed media. A portion of this show will feature prints from the Springfield Art Association’s permanent collection which features artists like Katie Kolwitz and Marie Laurencin. The balance of the exhibition will be chosen from works submitted through this open call.

The intention of this juried exhibition is to showcase the best in contemporary ceramics. The Springfield Art Association’s (SAA) newly remodeled M. G. Nelson Family Gallery offers nearly 1400 square feet of high quality exhibition space in Springfield, Illinois. Cash prizes ($500, $300 and $200) will be awarded, plus the best of show winner will be awarded an exhibition at the SAA in 2015.

MEDIA & SPECIFICATIONS All entries must include ceramic components.


Entries will be accepted two ways. The preferred application process is through Entry Thingy which can be found on the Springfield Art Association’s website MEDIA & SPECIFICATIONS All entries must include a printmaking technique, all forms The other option is to send a disk by traditional mail. Each artist may submit up to three of printmaking combined with other media will be different works with one additional detail image allowed considered. All work must be suitably framed and/or have all hardware per work. All digital files must include the artist’s name and a number which correlates to a written description which ready for hanging or display. includes the title of the submission, the size and media. Please include either an artist statement or biography. ENTRIES (Limit1 page) Disks will not be returned. Entries will be accepted two ways. The preferred application process is through Entry Thingy which can be ENTRY FEE found on the Springfield Art Association’s website The other option is to send a disk A $30 non-refundable entry fee is required. Members of the Springfield Art Association pay only $15. by traditional mail. Each artist may submit up to three different works with one additional detail image allowed per work. All digital files must include the artist’s name and JUROR Harris Deller is an award winning ceramicist and professor a number which correlates to a written description which Emertis from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. includes the title of the submission, the size and media. Please include either an artist statement or biography. (Limit1 page) Disks will not be returned.

Tornado by Kimberly Seitz

ENTRY FEE A $15 non-refundable entry fee is required. Members of the Springfield Art Association or the Friends of Dard Hunter pay only $10.

JUROR Betsy Dollar, (MFA printmaking and Papermaking) Executive Director of the Springfield Art Association will be the juror and curator of this exhibition. Please visit for more information. Please visit for more information.

Michael victor II ART LIBRARY

ManyThanks to the following people for their generous book donations: From George King: The Pastel Color Wheel Book Watercolour: Skies & Clouds, Hills & Mountains Pastels Painting Workshop

From Molly Schlich: Salvaging the Past: Georges Hoentschel & French Decorative Arts from the Metropolitan Museum of Art

From Larry Shiner: Salome (by UIS professor Regina Neginsky) Antoni Gaudi: The Complete Buildings

From Roanna Victor: Open Secret: Photography by Sandi Fellman Under Every Roof: Kids’ Style and Field Guide to the Architecture of American Houses Dorothy Lange at MOMA, and many others!

Can you imagine being an artist who isn’t allowed into your own show? That’s what

From Anthony Rubano:

happened to folk artist Clementine Hunter. Her paintings went from hanging on her clothesline to hanging in museums, yet because of the color of her skin, a friend had to sneak her in when the gallery was closed.

William Morris Hunt on Painting and Drawing Trust the Process: An Artist’s Guide to Letting Go Sacred Mirrors: The Visionary Art of Alex Grey Architecture: From Prehistory to Post-Modern Mecanoo: An Experimental Pragmatism (Valle)

With lyrical writing and striking illustrations, this picture book biography introduces kids to Clementine. They preserve a part of American history we rarely see and prove that art can help keep the spirit alive.

HELP FULFILL OUR AMAZON WISH LIST We’re always grateful when friends of the library and the SAA purchase items in honor or in memory of friends and loved ones. To make it easier for our donors, we maintain a Wish List on The list highlights books and DVDs we’d love to offer to our patrons, including art lovers throughout central Illinois who borrow our books through their local library. From the SAA website homepage click Library then Wishlist to see more than 300 items which our faculty, students and librarian have chosen to fill gaps in our

collection. Like ART FROM HER HEART, choose a book – or two! – from the list, purchase, and have shipped to you or to our library. Or call Library Director, Jan Arnold, give her the titles, and pay by check, cash or credit card. The SAA will send an acknowledgement letter to you for tax purposes, and we will gladly affix a bookplate into the front of the book. Thank you for helping us maintain the high level of instruction, beauty and scholarship in our library!


Trigger: New Work by UIS Art Faculty Exhibition Opening. 5:30PM Demo Project Mike Miller, Please to See You


Spring Classes Begin


Marketing Meeting. Noon


Facility + Grounds Meeting. Noon


Community Garden Registration. 1PM


Edwards Place Meeting. Noon


Library Meeting. Noon


100th Gala. 6PM


Finance Meeting. Noon Education Meeting. Noon


Board Meeting. Noon



Edwards Place Closes for Remodeling


Enos Park Cleanup Day


Sacred & Liturgical Exhibition Opening. 4:30PM


Marketing Meeting. Noon


Facility + Grounds Meeting. Noon


Edwards Place Meeting. Noon


Finance Meeting. Noon


Education Meeting. Noon


Board Meeting. Noon


Work Day. 8:30AM

JUNE Beginning of new Fiscal Year, all committee meetings may have new meeting times. 2

Summer Class Registration Begins


Court Reception


Summer Art Camp Begins


Lemonade With Lincoln Begins, Wed. at Noon


Multiple Impressions Exhibition Opening. 5:30PM


Buffalo Fest + Ice Cream Social 2—4PM


Board Meeting. Noon


Summer Classes Begin

THANK YOU TO OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS for your loyal and constant support of the mission of the Springfield Art Association You are the heart beat of this organization and we could not do it without you.

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LOOKING TO VOLUNTEER . . . Join Us On Our Spring Work Day

MAY 31st at 8:30AM to NOON It’s a fun day making SAA beautiful from the inside out!

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