Art Coordinator: Veronica Hadjiyski
For more information about joining a section, email the Interest Section Chair.
Our diverse program offers appreciation of antiques, collection and preservation. Some members are knowledgeable about antiques and others are just interested in learning. Programs are given by members and outside speakers and can include field trips. We usually meet in members’ homes on the 3rd or 4th Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m. September to May (except December). May is a potluck and planning meeting. Leaders: Sarah Nooden and Jocelyn Shaffer.
In keeping with our group’s keen interest in antiques of all kinds, our programs are many and varied. We invite experts from various fields, museum curators (allowing us access to seldom-seen storage collections), collectors (some are our members), researchers, artists and merchants. Our interesting experts deliver enjoyable and enriching events. We meet the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m. October through May. Our May meeting is planning time. Member input is very welcome and continually makes for very good programs. Leaders: Bruni Culver, Laura Craig, Sharon O’Toole and Pat Sonntag.
Each month a member presents a program based on that year’s theme. This year the programs introduce The Art of Indigenous Peoples. Previous themes covered Landscape Art, Issues With Art, and Public Art. We meet the 1st Thursday of each month (October-May, except January) from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. at the Ann Arbor City Club. Dues $12. Lunch at 11:30 a.m. is optional. New members are always welcome. Leader: Elaine Fisher.
Arts and Crafts
Each member brings her own materials to work on her art or craft project. Projects are only limited by space because we meet in members’ homes using tabletops as work spaces; no large projects or easels. Our members are currently working on sketching, small-scale painting, creating holiday cards and wrapping paper, knitting, origami, jewelry creation, needlepoint, and coloring books. We have lively conversation and share knowledge about art supplies and methods. We meet all year on the third Friday 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Leader: Amy Barnett.
The painting section was started in 1929 and comprises both novice painters and those who have won many awards for their work. We meet 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. most Thursdays in members’ homes and have lunch together. Everyone works on their individual projects and members evaluate, discuss, and make suggestions on each other’s work. Dues $25. Leader: Medha Kulkarni and Marcy Gray.
We meet every week except for occasional holidays, on Monday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to noon at members’ homes. Members mostly work on their own projects but we also do block exchanges, fabric exchanges, and joint projects, including making quilts for Safe House. Dues $10. Leaders: Robin Richstone and Ann Sprunger.