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A left-brained technologist by nature, education, and training, I am now retired and experimenting with the "other half" of whatever brain I still possess. I am looking to meet interesting people, engage in variety of group activities, travel, and enjoy my grandchildren.


Draw-a-thonTo mark its opening, the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center held a 12-hour DRAW-ATHON on January 18, from   6-10 pm, and January 19, from 11 am – 7 pm. Twenty-four African American  models posed for artists and an audience for 30 minute intervals. Easels, charcoal and paper were provided.

Judi Ely and Rosemary Connelly took part on Saturday afterno0n. They had a lot of fun, and wondered if others in CVWG were interested in doing something similar?

Rosemary+model   Judi+model

Courthouse Exhibit

Courthouse Monday, January 28th, is the day the Courthouse Exhibit changes. Please bring your paintings to the Courthouse between 9:00am and 11:00am. Be sure to fill out two labels for each picture. Stick one label on the back of the picture, and give the other to the Receiving crew so they can compile a list of all the paintings.

Diana Fackenthal

fackenthal pictureChee Ricketts writes: “…..Trish Crowe, a new CVWG member and also the leader of the Firnew Farm Artists Circle in Madison let us know that our dear friend Diana Fackenthal passed away on Christmas Eve.  Diana had been sick for several months, experiencing a fall last spring; but this comes as a surprise.

Diana Fackenthal“Diana was a CVWG member for about 3 years and came to almost all of our meetings. She entered and was accepted in several of our Annual Juried Shows.  She was a lovely lady and a gifted musician, as well as a very talented watercolorist.

“It’s sad, but Diana’s creative spirit will live on with all who knew her gentle heart.”