Art Coordinator: Elaine Fisher
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. Section leader to be determined.
Members present programs on artists. We meet the 1st Thursday from October to May (except January) from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Ann Arbor City Club. Lunch at 11:30 a.m. is optional. New members are always welcome. Leader: Elaine Fisher.
Arts and Crafts
This group meets once a month to work on and discuss our individual art or craft projects. Possible activities include sketching, drawing, doodling, computer art and design, name tag design (tougher than one might think), needlework and knitting, and/or sharing knowledge and tips about art supplies and methods. We meet in member’s homes and provide tabletops as work areas – no easels. If the group is small enough in a particular month, we might meet in one of the free rooms at the Westgate library. The group meets on the third Friday of the month, 1:30pm – 3:30pm, September to May (or may continue through the summer if members are interested to do so). Leader: Amy Barnett.
The Painting section was started in 1929 and comprises both novice painters and those who have won many awards. We meet 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. most Thursdays in members’ homes and have lunch together. Everyone works on their individual project and members evaluate, discuss and make suggestions on each other’s work. Leader: Julia Hardy and Marcy Gray.
We meet every week, except for occasional holidays, on Monday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to noon at members’ homes. The hostess provides refreshments. Members mostly work on their own projects, but we also do block exchanges, fabric exchanges and joint projects including making quilts for Safe House. Leaders: Robin Richstone and Rita Stark.