Wednesday, January 16, 2018
2:00 - 4:00 pm
2447 N. Los Altos Ave.
(1 block West of 1st and 1/2 block North of Grant Rd.)
with Annette Grantham
Annual Membership Competition
The annual membership competition was held during the Holiday Pot Luck luncheon with many
outstanding, beautiful paintings. It was very difficult to select the winners from so much talent.
On Thursday, December 27th, TPS hosted four teenage girls from a nearby group home for an
afternoon of pastel fun led by our own inimitable Becky Neideffer. We had hoped for a larger group, but communication within the group home and its parent company was lacking. Thanks to generous TPS members, the girls enjoyed juice boxes and protein bars, along with donated supplies. Thanks to Allie Goudy, Anna Hewings and Jo Kramer! I apologize if I missed you, as some donations were handed to me without names. Special thanks also to TPS members who attended the function and paired up with the girls to reduce frustration and increase enjoyment. Thank you to Sheridan Shimp, Ellen Cholski, Pat Frederick, Cheryl Bullard, Shelley Edson, Jo Kramer and Cindy Hierl. This was a very special day of giving back to girls unable to be with their families during the holiday season due to abuse or neglect. You won’t see any photos of the event as their identities are confidential. We hope to make this a bigger event next year now that we know it will work.
And, now that we know it works, we have a similar program scheduled for April 6th from 10 – 1pm at our building with The Owl and the Panther members. The website of this organization describes itself thusly: “Owl & Panther seeks to find a balance of peace and harmony between all cultures and among refugee children and their families. We offer refugee families opportunities for personal expression, enhanced self-esteem, validation of self-worth, and ways of connection to others.” It serves families who have had members subjected to torture, abuse and horrific discrimination prior to immigration to the United States. We don’t have numbers yet, but if you’d like to volunteer to be part of this event, please contact Karyn Vampotic at firstname.lastname@example.org We have sufficient supplies and refreshments left from our December event. Becky has graciously offered to lead the morning program, and if she decides to do color pencils, we may ask for donations of those.
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We are meeting for Open Studio Costume/Figure on the 1nd Wednesday morning each month from 9:00 am - 12:00 noon and Open Studio Still Life on each 1st Wednesday afternoon from 1:00 - 4:00 pm at 2447 N. Los Altos in our new TPS building. Open to the public and $10 for the day. All mediums are welcome.
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Round Robin Jan 2017