Art Guild of Tellico Village


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Spring Art Show a Great Success!!!

Message from the President: Tutt Hoy

Art is not what you see but what you make others see” Edgar Degas

This quote by Degas seemed to talk to us all, having just completed our twenty-first Spring Art Show. What an amazing variety of pieces were in this exhibit and how they told us what the artists’ visions were. They also spoke to our own visions and ideas as we viewed what the other artists had created. Were you not inspired by many of the things you saw and did you not realize that you’d like to go home and create more art yourself? I hope you all enjoyed this as much as I did and are making plans to include your work next year.

This is my last column as your President and I want to thank all our wonderful board and committee members who have made this such a pleasant time. The Art Show leaders (Ginger Cooper and Diane Clementi) and all the people who took charge of the various jobs to make this show a success deserve a round of applause from the rest of us. Special thanks to Lil Clinard who guided our show chairmen through their first term in this position. Thanks to Kate McCullough for so many interesting programs throughout the year. Leslie McDonough has taken care of publicity and kept us in the news. She also inventoried all our supplies in the Chota Art Closet. Cathy Bradley doubled her duties as Secretary with that of the Hospitality Chairman and made sure we had delicious refreshments at each meeting She helped make our Christmas luncheon a success. Pat Kurowski has brought her experience as a CPA to the job of Treasurer and she has done a great job managing our money. A big hand for Laura Hersh who has arranged really special workshops for us and coordinated classes taught by our members so we can keep on learning. Thank you to our Membership Chairman Perry Flanagan for her hard work—our membership has continued to grow all through the year. David Watson has kept our web page active and current—no small task. Mary Kay Connell is an editor/writer superb. She has produced our newsletters five times during the year and she has done a wonderful job. Jim Noonan has been our Guild photographer and recorded all the big events in the life of our organization. We are indebted to Mary Mulherin and Mary Dougherty who have coordinated the displaying and hanging of our work at Chota throughout the year. A special thanks to Carolyn Koup, who as Past President has been there to support me and the Guild and help us stay on the right track. And last, thanks to all of you for your enthusiasm and participation. Those are the things that make this a great organization.

Tutt Hoy

2018-2019 President, Art Guild of Tellico Village

Guild members, guests and individuals interested in joining the Art Guild are welcome to meetings, classes, and workshops. AGTV is a partner of the Tellico Village University.   TVU promotes all types of continued learning and education for seniors. AGTV supports their mission and has partnered with them to make the AGTV programs, workshops and classes available to the residents of Tellico Village, Loudon, TNAGTV is a Silver Member of the Tellico Life Website, which was sponsored by the Tellico Village HOA and developed as a "one stop" website to find out about clubs and organizations in Tellico VIllage.  The vision is to also have a way to join a club(s) and to sign-up for events.

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Spring Art Show 2019 — Our Biggest and Most Diverse Show Ever! 

(See the AGTV Newsletter for details)

More than 1,000 people attended our Spring Art Show 2019, held at the Tellico Village Community Church May 10-12. Under the capable direction of co-chairs Ginger Cooper and Diane Clementi, many hard-working teams of members rallied to put on our biggest and most diverse show ever. Guests were treated to 307 works of art by 63 artists that spanned an impressive range of different media that included beautiful paintings, photographs, prints, pastels, drawings, sculptures, wood carvings and turnings, jewelry and 3-D art. Many guests commented about the quality of the art and the professional look of the show. Juror Mike Berry’s comments included: “I was humbled by the talent represented…. The exhibit showcases all forms of art and the watercolors are exceptional…. I think this is a wonderful representation of skill in all types of art, and it was a total joy to be able to really look and study each piece. Thank you for allowing me to soak up your talent.”

Upcoming Events

Link to AGTV Newsletter

Monthly Meetings and Programs

(see photo gallery)

May 16, 2019 Meeting

Title: Anatomy of a Painting

Speaker: Judy Lavoie

Program: AGTV member Judy Lavoie will present an interesting and informative program on how to create a painting, from start to finish. 

New Class: Scratchboard 101

by Judy Lavoie
Date: Tuesday, May 21, 1-4pm
For details see the Classes page.

See Classes
and Workshops Pages for other Upcoming 2018/2019 Activities

Second Mondays:  Open Art Studio

Location:  Chota Recreation Center, 145 Awohili Drive, Loudon, TN 37774

 Time: 8 am to 5 pm