New Logan County Art Association sets goals
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[November 17, 2012]
The inaugural meeting of the Logan
County Art Association was on Nov. 8 at the Lincoln Art Institute,
112 S. McLean St. It was hosted by Moses Pinkerton, artist in
residence at the institute. Artists and those interested in art were
invited to attend.
The Logan County Art Association is the brainchild of new Lincoln
resident Georgie Borchardt. Ms. Borchardt welcomed Lincoln artists
Jason Hoffman, who is a teacher at Lincoln High School and an
Illinois State University fine arts graduate, as well as Chris Tice,
an art professor at Lincoln College and another ISU fine arts grad.
Tice is known locally for his large murals at the underpass on
Kickapoo Street as well as other displays of public art, his main
focus. Hoffman recently had a one-man show of his work at the
Lincoln Art Institute.
Also in attendance were Kerry Rolewicz, a
Creighton University grad, as well as Rick Morgan, Bonnie Mayo and
Alexandra Davis, all local artists with an interest in sharing their
passion for the visual arts with one another and the community.
The meeting was given over to setting short-term and long-term
goals. The primary long-term goal is obtaining 501(c)(3) nonprofit
Short-term goals begin with identifying other artists in Logan
County and making them familiar with the new association. Developing
a community of artists and sharing expertise within the art
community are other short-term goals.
"Artists in Lincoln and Logan County have to travel to other
cities to meet like-minded artists and to network," said Morgan.
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Tice mentioned that Bloomington has a burgeoning arts community
as do Springfield, Champaign and Decatur.
"I would like to educate the community about art and provide art
classes if possible," Borchardt said.
The group agreed to meet again at the Lincoln Art Institute on
Nov. 13 to begin planning for their first art show, scheduled for
Dec. 21. The theme is to showcase the end-of-times prediction of the
News of the Logan County Art Association can be found on Facebook
at the LCAA page or on Georgie Borchardt's personal Facebook page.
The Lincoln Art Institute is also on Facebook at Lincoln Art
[By CURT FOX]