Friday, March 28, 2014

Art Show is Coming

On Wednesday morning we took a roadtrip to St. Louis to pick up some artwork. On the way we had quite the adventure finding the place that we were supposed to pick up the art work. The GPS got us lost a few times but we figured it out in our own. Some of the artwork that we picked up is amazing, it's above and beyond what we were expecting. A lady donated all of the proceeds from her artwork to our new clubhouse. The other people were excited to give their artwork and be part of the art show this year. As an artist myself i have a couple of paintings in this years art show. I am excited for all of the artists involved. The art show is April the 12th from 4pm to 8pm at the Factory in Farmington, MO. Clubhouse and their art program has helped me through my journey of getting better and recovering from my mental illness.

Tina W.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Busy! Busy! Busy!

Clubhouse friends are working and getting ready for the art show. There is a lot of work to be done to get ready for this year’s art show. The painters are just the start of the process of getting prepared.

Framing is one of the trails that have to be faced first, getting the right sizes so that the picture will fit and still look nice. Putting the wire of the back and then wrapping them in brown paper so that they are ready to be transported to "The Factory" is just one of the many things that need to be done.

The staff of F.I.A. works hard so that every year our art show is bigger and better. We try to do something new and different each year.

Each year we do get better and we will one day be one of the main events of St. Francois County. It will be an event that no one will want to miss. Maybe even featured in the St. Louis papers! We hope to one day to famous for our art show.
Betty W.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Art show in Progress

Different colors of acrylic paint, markers, and colored pencils are works in progress as talented members create masterpieces to be placed in our 2014 FIA art show. The art show is a yearly project to help raise funds to assist with the building of our new clubhouse. A new clubhouse is desperately needed as space is limited for many of our tasks such as wellness, art and floral shop. Attendance is growing but our walls are not expanding.
We end our week this week with a fun note. We are playing Bingo- some for fun and prizes, while others are serious and pay to play with money being the prize. and what is better to spend the money on then our newest fundraiser CANDY BARS !!!!  For $1 you can enjoy a Carmel, krunch or almond, So just find a member and ask for candy. We can supply!!! : )