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Mount Pleasant Artists Guild Launches 2014/15 Season

By Jeanne Kay Juhos for Island Eye News

Members of the Mount Pleasant Artists Guild Board met at the home of Becky Taylor to plan for the 2014-15 season. Left to right; Kathy Bates, Mary Gair, Marilyn Taylor, Faye Sullivan, Ginny Paternite, Jeny McCullough, Barbara Smith, Gayle Lauderdale, Barbara Reddy, and Sandra Booker.

Members of the Mount Pleasant Artists Guild Board met at the home of Becky Taylor to plan for the 2014-15 season. Left to right; Kathy Bates, Mary Gair, Marilyn Taylor, Faye Sullivan, Ginny Paternite, Jeny McCullough, Barbara Smith, Gayle Lauderdale, Barbara Reddy, and Sandra Booker.

The Mount Pleasant Artists Guild launched their first meeting of the 2014/15 season on September 8 with enthusiasm and a fine demonstration of pastel painting techniques presented by Amelia Rose Smith.

The MPAG meets the first Monday of each month September through May. Our next meeting will be held on October 6 at the Mount Pleasant Council Chamber, 100 Ann Edwards Lane, Building C/D. A social begins at 6:30p.m. in the lobby followed by a meeting at 7p.m. in the Council Chambers.

The guest artist for the evening is Beth Williams, a very accomplished artist whose medium of choice is pastels. Her paintings show an appreciation of natural beauty with a strong atmospheric feel and a sense of place. For more information and to see her paintings go to her website at bethwilliamspastels.com.

Amelia Rose Smith, guest speaker at the September meeting of the MPAG,  displays her work.

Amelia Rose Smith, guest speaker at the September meeting of the MPAG,  displays her work.

The Guild has several goals for promoting the arts in the community. Members are given many opportunities to learn from other artists and to exhibit their work. There are two art groups that meet on Wednesday and/or Thursday mornings at the Miriam Brown Community Center. Artists of all skill levels and anyone with an interest in art are welcome to join. For more information visit www.mtpleasantartistsguild.com or find the Guild on Facebook.

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