Meeting Date/Time : 3rd Sat of every month from September through May (Social get together 9:30 AM -Business meeting at 10:00 AM - Demo after the meeting until around noon) call Mary Friday for more information at 713-443-2675

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President Brenda Brick Raven

Temporary Meeting Place: St. Timothy Lutheran Church
14225 Hargrave Road
Houston, TX 77070

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(Hint: Take first driveway coming from Cutten road and go right around to the back of the church)

Brenda Brick Raven, President

February's Meeting

Malvine Wolf handled the meeting. Brenda Raven is still recuperating. Thanks, Malvine, for helping us out!
The January meeting was pretty well attended!

January's Demonstration Artist



Rene's love of art has been a life-long fascination. She took a few lessons in oil painting and she knew she was hooked. Additionally, she worked in glass back in the 1970s, owning a stained-glass company called Slippery When Wet. She immediately fell in love with glass and found working in glass to be very fulfilling, successful enough to even produce a few commissioned commercial pieces. However, life got in the way, and her painting and glass works were placed aside.

Upon retiring, she decided to try her hand in fused glass. Jewelry designs swirled around her head and fanciful creations were executed. Once again, glass haunted her and her hobby went wild with the need eventually to set up at craft shows, etc., to sell her excessive habit.

Paint brushes began to call her, and with the encouragement of several of her dear friends, she once again started to paint - this time with acrylics. Although unable to manipulate them like oils, Rene' loved the fast drying time and the ability to paint like the wind!

She had always painted traditional landscapes, but abstracts had also been of interest. With caution thrown to the wind, she plunged right into a pool of paint colors and WOW, what a ride! She discovered that she loved Art Deco designs and began moving these structured shapes into various angles, throwing a little splash of color onto the canvas. Some might say it was a mess, but to her it was magic in the form of color.
Early one morning in March of 2014, Rene' awoke with an idea to combine her love of fused glass and the painted canvas into one piece of work. Being captivated by this new form of expression, her CANVAS & GLASS series was born.

Her artworks have progressed to point that they are being showcased in many galleries around the great State of Texas, and can be found in many commercial and private collections. Since April 2014, she has won 25 awards in 11 competitions.

She hopes you enjoy viewing these works as much as she had in creating them.

Rene brought along some examples of her artwork.
Kathy Horst introduced Rene.
Everyone goes up to get a closer look at Rene's masterpieces at the end of the meeting!
Thanks to Carol Hoyland for these pictures!
It was a fun and informative demostration!