Monday, May 31, 2010

Sharon Menary's Student Show: A Wild Success

One week ago, Sunday, HAA Events Coordinator and artist member Sharon Menary hosted her first student exhibition at Giovanni's Pizza in Henderson, NV, and the result was wonderful. These are photos from the reception. Great pizza and self-expression. What could be better than that? The work is still on display. If you're in the area, check it out. There will be many more shows upcoming featuring student and professional work. Keep your calendars open. Stay creative.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

HAA May General Meeting Revisited

Photos of our May Henderson Art Association general meeting, captured by HAA artist and resident photographer Nabila Khanam.

As artists, through our work and our stories, we are committed to making the world a more beautiful place. Heather Abel, Green movement evangelist and artist in her own right, is committed to doing the same in her own creative, eco-conscious way. This past Tuesday, at our May general meeting, artists and other attendees found out just how committed. Heather spoke extensively and enthusiastically on Green advancements here in the southern Nevada region. She covered a range of artist opportunities and had meeting attendees create their own recycled sculpture masterpieces on the spot. Even the most creative among us can get stuck or have our process become routine. This was a great way for folks to do something interactive and break conventions of what art can be and where it can come from.

HAA artist member Boo Witzman shared artwork as this month's curtain raiser and HAA President Deb Mays covered off on all other agenda items. Thank you for attending. Hope to see you next month. There may be a mixer in June instead of the general meeting. Different day, time, and venue. Stay tuned. Details to come soon.

See the entire collection of photos on our Facebook fan page: Facebook | Henderson Art Association

Friday, May 21, 2010

Paintings and Pizza

HAA Events Coordinator and artist member Sharon Menary is also an instructor, and this weekend she's organized an exhibition for her students at Giovanni's Pizza. A few months back Nevada Watercolor Society President Vina Curtis had a great show in the same location. This one looks to be equally successful. The work of Menary's students has been hanging since May 16th and will remain on display until June 15, 2010. There will be a reception this Sunday, May 23rd, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Giovanni's is located in the shopping plaza on the southeast corner of Eastern and Warm Springs. View a map and get directions here: Giovanni's Pizzeria - Google Maps
Hope many of you can make it. Bring your appetites and a friend.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

This Week HAA Speaks Green.

Please join the HAA this Tuesday evening in welcoming Heather "GoingGreen Girl" Abel as the seventh speaker in our Guest Speaker Series. Heather is an ECO consultant and special events coordinator who will be speaking on the growing green movement here in the Las Vegas Valley and Henderson areas, and relating its benefits and implications to artists. She will cover recycling, up-cycling, artist material resources, artist material donations, the Green Gallery, First Friday, and other engaging and relevant topics. Attendees will design and build a sculpture using recycled materials as a demonstration of her recycled art projects currently being implemented with a youth audience as educational outreach. This is one you won't want to miss.

Tuesday, May 18th, 7:00-8:30 pm, at Findlay Toyota in Henderson. 7733 Eastgate Rd., Henderson, NV. Hope to see you there.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Henderson Artfest: Another Huge Creative Success!

These photos taken by HAA President Deb Mays at last Sunday's ArtFest do a wonderful job of highlighting the events of the day. Among winners of the chalk art competition, Vegas Artists Guild President Roberto Rico. See the full gallery of photos here:
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Monday, May 10, 2010

HAA May General Meeting One Week Away

Mark your calendars, please. Another great Henderson Art Association meeting is upon us. There will be music, food, art, familiar faces, and always a surprise or two. Details on the curtain raiser and guest speaker to come. Check back here soon. There are always a few stray easels lying around the room. Feel free to bring a piece of your latest work or two, so people can see it. Why not? Art is meant to be shared.

HAA general meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 7:00 to 8:30 pm on the 2nd floor of Findlay Toyota, 7733 Eastgate Rd, Henderson, NV. There will be no meeting July, August, or December. There will be meetings all other months and if you're not there, rest assured, you're missing out.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

HAA April General Meeting Revisited

Two weeks ago, an enthusiastic crowd gathered for another general meeting of the Henderson Art Association and the sixth speaker in our ongoing Guest Speaker Series. HAA President Deb Mays set the stage. Then HAA treasurer and artist member Shirley Jeane shared her work and the journey of several years it's taken her to master her painting style, which emulates results that might ordinarily be achieved digitally. It was a great walk through her process.

Caricaturist Popeye Wong then did a wonderful job of deconstructing his digital technique. Before ever taking to the computer and moving from mouse to Wacom tablet, Popeye mastered traditional airbrush art. His pieces are primarily erotica but he has an incredible gift for recreating just about any likeness. The attention to detail and number of steps from start to finish are a testament to his painstaking level of perfectionism. Above are just a few of the images from that evening. See more at our HAA Facebook fan page, linked here: Facebook | Henderson Art Association

May's HAA meeting will be held at the same time in the same place. Tuesday, May 18th from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at Findlay Toyota in Henderson. All HAA meetings take place there on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, unless otherwise specified. No meeting July, August, or December. There's music, food, refreshments, good company, and artistic enlightenment. The next one promises to be even better than the last. Feel free to bring friends. If you have interest in membership, volunteering, or being a guest speaker, contact us here: