"ON THE LIGHTER SIDE"
This is a year-long exhibition, traveling to Treasure Valley libraries.
The new theme for 2020 will be
ON THE LIGHTER SIDE.
Develop your calligraphic pieces around a light, humorous statement. The quotation could still have a serious intent, such as Will Rogers' "There are people running the government who shouldn't be allowed to play with matches" or
P.J. O'Rourke's "Everybody wants to save the Earth, nobody wants to help Mom do the dishes."
Other quotations may represent an acceptance and appreciation of humor, such as Lyndon Johnson's message to the Smothers Brothers, comedians who often made jokes at his expense: "It is part of the price of leadership of this great and free nation to be the target of clever satirists. You have given the gift of laughter to our people. May we never grow so somber or self-important that we fail to appreciate the humor in our lives".
We also have messages that were iintended to be serious, but time and social progress have altered their relevance, such as a poster issued by Senator Joseph McCarthy: "Beware of artists. They mix with all classes of society and are therefore the most dangerous."
Select a quotation that speaks to you or for you.
Before framing your piece under glass, take a quick photo of it and send it to Suzann (email@example.com) so she can share the photos on our website.
For exhibiting, pieces need to be framed, no bigger than 16x20, and need to include a wire in the back for hanging. You may exhibit more than one piece. Three-dimensional art, like a handmade book, is also accepted. Bring your finished pieces to the January meeting.
We welcome pieces all through the year and can add them when we move to a different venue...so please bring them any time!
We would like to keep the pieces for the calendar year, for display at libraries around the area. The pieces will be returned at the next year's Christmas party. more questions: ask Lea - Leakingink55@gmail.com
FEBRUARY - Boise Main Public Library
MARCH - Idaho City Library
APRIL - Idaho City Library
Boise Library at Cole and Ustick
JUNE - Idaho City Library
JULY - Ada County Library at Victory and 5-Mile
AUGUST - Eagle Library
SEPTEMBER - Meridian Library
OCTOBER - Lake Hazel Library
NOVEMBER - Caldwell Library DECEMBER - Exhibit pieces are returned
For ALL questions regarding the Inkspots Guild, please email us. We'd love to hear from you!
are held the third Thursday of each month unless otherwise announced. There are no meetings in June & July. An annual picnic is held in August and in December we celebrate the season with great food and Dave's (infamous?) trivia game!
The guild meetings are held at "Vineyard Boise" 4950 N. Bradley St. in Garden City at 7:00 - 9:00 pm.
GUILD MEETINGS ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.