Category: General Meetings

February 2018, General Meeting

For January’s Meeting, there was a Volume of the Saint John’s Bible on display. Monica Brooks explained the guild’s participation in the Pony Express program at the Briscoe Western Museum. President, Suzan O’Connor lead the business meeting, before the viewing of “The Illuminator”, a fascinating movie about the making of the Saint John’s Bible. Below are images of some of the books that were on display before the movie.

January General Meeting

Lively Romans, presented by Beth Morton!

 

November 2017, General Meeting

At the November Meeting, State Representative Diego Bernal presented the Guild with a formal State of Texas Resolution. Rep. Bernal read the entire resolution, which stated the Guild was a “notable organization” whose members have demonstrated a “strong commitment to the arts and to improving the quality of life in the Alamo City.” Representative Bernal also commended our organization for being an outstanding example of civic engagement.  

During the General Meeting and Early Bird, we explored the world of gold!

All that Glitters, presented by Leslie Winakur, had Guild Members testing out new and different ways to add gold to their artwork! Members learned traditional and nontraditional gold work, from the authentic stuff to faux; there were paints, foils, inks, pens, markers, and even a bit of real gold!

Leslie led an amazing program and gave our members a great reference tool to utilize!

 

 

October 2017, General Meeting

On September 5th, the Guild presented a program that featured acclaimed artist and calligrapher, Ken Harris. In addition to sharing original examples of his of his work, Ken delighted the group with the stories and life lessons from his distinguished career.

 

A sample of Ken’s early work
Great Food and Decorations
Ken Harris reflects on his evolution as an artist and calligrapher
Ken Harris, Guest speaker, October General Meeting
Ken Harris, our speaker, and his wife Jen
Ken showed his works and explained how he approached the process. He was quite Humorous!
Ken showing samples of his medieval gilding
Ken was very entertaining. His gilded version of a Faberge egg
Ken’s shared his original gilded and embossed alphabet work
Lovely Table Decoration
Members at our October General Meeting, Program by Ken Harris
Members Barbara Fry, Fernando Casillas Jr., Bonnie Houser get a chance to talk with Ken after the program