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June 2017 Sketches

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 Call For LCAL Artists

“Why We Do Art: our experiences and thoughts”
 September 2017 at the Jack Benny Center in Bowen Park, Waukegan

Check-in Saturday August 26, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
The show will be hung early in the week following check-in, and it will continue through
October 6. There will be no reception, as we will be too busy launching the 2017-2018 year.
Why do you paint, draw or photograph fine art? Most probably because some very
rewarding things happen. First we learn to grasp the elusive beauty hidden in the confusing
variety that surrounds us. Almost unconsciously we come to recognize shapes, textures,
patterns of light and dark, and maybe even the physical relationships that define a person’s
face and form. We strive to produce art that captures this new insight, and we want share
it. And very now and then we get it just right. Almost perfect. We feel it, and better yet we
find that others feel it as well. Those become defining memories in a rewarding journey
that seems to have no horizons.

And this is a very healthy journey. Our art grounds us, gives us time away from worries and
uncertainties to focus on the very positive. We find that our art lets others see their world
in a new way. Our art helps us deal with difficult feelings, even the loss of a loved one, and
sometimes our work helps others cope as well. Some of us bring art skills to the very
young, the very troubled, those with memory loss or handicapped minds to help them
express themselves. Art is discovery and sharing, trying and succeeding, learning and
teaching, and it is feeling good about oneself.

This show is a celebration of experiences like these that are difficult to explain. It’s a very
personal, miscellaneous thing unbounded by rules, not limited to visual images, not limited
to something that can be hung by a wire, and not even limited to your own work. It can be a
piece of art you are especially proud of, offered with or without explanation, finished or
not. Or it can be a page from your sketchbook with a brief explanation of how it touched
you or others. It can be a photograph of art that cannot otherwise be displayed because it’s
been sold or is in another show. It can be a poem that stands on it own. It can be multiple
pieces that work together. It can be the work of a relative or friend if it’s OK with them. It
can be anonymous. It does not need to be profound.

Upcoming LCAL Meetings​​

Summer Break

​Monday, Sept. 18

LCAL Meeting

State Bank of the Lakes, 7-9:00 pm

The purpose of this League is to create more interest in art in Lake County, Illinois and to develop a higher appreciation of visual art. It shall do this through art exhibitions, festivals, demonstrations of art techniques, lectures, critiques and sharing of ideas, inspiration and encouragement between members.