During the summer the artist group at the Booneville Senior Center did acrylic paintings. The lesson plan was from Jerry Yarnell.
Yarnell teaches on PBS and has a Christian based ministry using his art. He taught artist to blend using a hake brush and to lay down an under painting in the beginning of their work.
All the paintings are basically the same subject matter with a surprise. Each artist brings their own unique style to their painting. A show of the art is ongoing at the library and will last throughout October.
Those who participated in this group project were Sylvia Burdue, Sandy Davis, Christine Hamilton, Alice Jones, Mildred Ming, Trish Reiners, Jerry Smock and Wanda Riddle. Included in the show are some of the award winning artwork from this years fair.
The group is also venturing into fiber arts. The fiber artisans in this show are Melba Wells, Wanda Riddle, Jerry Smock, Trish Reiners and Christine Hamilton.
The Artist Assemblage is a diverse group of people interested in trying their hand at art. The group meets the third Wednesday of every month, at 12:30 p.m. at the senior center.
Their next show will be Nov. 14 at the senior center, during their bake sale. It will be the first People’s Choice Award where the public will vote for the winners.
There will be two divisions: art which include works of various mediums on canvas, paper and also photography. The other ribbon will be awarded to a 3D artisan which includes jewelry, gourds, dolls and all fiber art such as knitting, crocheting and small quilts.
Voting for the Best of Show does not necessarily mean the best quality. Art appreciation is based on the individual viewer. One may like the beauty, color, size, framing, subject matter or it may bring back a special memory.