May 2019

General Meeting Presentation

In May we enjoyed a presentation by member Kathy Plante.  Kathy is a skilled mixed media artist as well as an accomplished muralist.  Kathy’s presentation  showcased her work in mural painting and focused on the challenges and joys of working is such a large size.  Kathy has done murals for several homes and businesses, most recently lending her talents on a large outdoor mural in Green Cove Springs, a collaboration between the artist Sophie Dare and a team of volunteer artists.

Kathy working on the Sophie Dare project:

Members Art Trip

Several SoMMA members made a trip to the Lightner Museum in St. Augustine to view the Edgar Degas exhibit there. On exhibit from April 12 to June 16, the exhibit provided a rare look at over 100 original works on paper by Degas and his circle of friends.

From the private collection of curator Robert Flynn Johnson and organized by Landau Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA in association with Denenberg Fine Arts, West Hollywood, CA., Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist offers unique insights into Degas’ inner world. Johnson’s collection includes more than 50 works by Degas himself along with a collection of drawings, prints, photographs, and monotypes created by Degas’s inner circle of artists. Pieces offering a fascinating look at the artist’s life and time include works by Mary Cassatt, Édouard Manet, Jean Leon Gerome, Alfred Stevens, Camille Pissarro, and Paul Cézanne to name a few.


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