The Desert Artists are thankful

Mika Baltyn with samples of her beautiful work.

Mika Baltyn with samples of her beautiful work.

We are thankful to have a thriving club with new members with varying interests. This month’s artist of the month is new member, Mika Baltyn. Originally from Poland, Mika was educated as an architect. Her gorgeous paintings of the old towns of Poland are quite stunning. She is also quite talented with pastels. We are pleased to have her in the club.

We are also thankful for a new program developed for those of you who enjoy looking at art. We have our business meeting on the second Wednesday of each month. We have also used that time for potluck parties and gentle solicited critiques. Now on the second Wednesdays we are going to open the Arts and Crafts Room in Sun Lakes Country Club from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. This is an opportunity to see our work and perhaps purchase some of it – maybe as a holiday gift. The open house will be in effect throughout the winter and spring.

And we are grateful that our members love to cook (or buy) food for our annual November Welcome Back Potluck lunch. All these activities are taking place on November 11.

Are you looking for an outlet for your creativity? Are you looking for forward to making friends who enjoy creating? There are groups in Sun Lakes for creative people who like being around other creative people. For artists, you are welcome at the Desert Artist’s Club, a weekly gathering of friendly people who paint, decorate gourds, make baskets, do scratchboard, and generally like to hang out together. We meet year round in the Arts and Crafts Room at the Sun Lakes Country Club.

You can be an expert or a total beginner. We have a number of people who have been painting less than a year who benefit from the encouragement and advice of more experienced members. Everyone is friendly and non-judgmental!

We also have a library of painting videos that can be viewed in the Arts and Crafts Room or can be borrowed. We also offer classes periodically throughout the year. So stop working alone all week. Join us on Wednesdays.

The Desert Artists work together every Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until we get ready to go home in the Arts and Crafts room at the Sun Lakes Country Club. Many of us stay for lunch. Our business meetings are held in the same place on the second Wednesday of the month at 9:30 a.m. (November 11 this month). Requested critiques follow general meetings. Our annual dues are $10. For additional information contact our President Gary Neffenger at 480-201-5212; or e-mail [email protected] Don’t miss another week!