February Happenings

At the February General Meeting, our club’s ” Artful Arrangers” presented floral interpretations of paintings by well-known artists.  Each arrangement was backed by a board displaying the painting and a photograph of the artist.  Arrangers gave an introduction to the artist, highlighting his or her life and style of painting, followed by insights on their floral creation and the accessories they chose to interpret their painting. 

 Membership enjoyed learning more about the artists, the paintings, the time periods, and details concerning choice of flowers, colors, accessories, containers, and the very different styles of arrangements.  

The Design Committee thanks Susan Canada for her hospitality and those members who volunteered to be an Artful Arranger this year, including Jill Compton who interpreted Pablo Picasso for the refreshment table. 

–Ann and Connie, Design Committee

 

 Claude Monet, 1840-1926, Woman Reading or Springtime, 1872, interpreted by Betsy Appleby. 

 

Mary Cassatt (1844-1926), At The Theater (Lydia Cassatt Leaning On Her Arms, Seated In A Loge), 1880, interpreted by Lynne Brosch.

 

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, (1841-1919), Dance at Bougival, 1883, interpreted by Carol Chambers. 

  Diego Rivera (1886- 1957), Girl With Sunflowers, 1943, interpreted by Carole Chanasyk

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), The Starry Night,1889, interpreted by Betsy Vershay

 

Salvadore Dali, (1904-1984), Swans Reflecting Elephants, 1937, interpreted by Ann Schieber

 

                                Jackson Pollock (1912-1956), No. 5, 1948, interpreted by Linda Van de Car     

                                                                                                                                             

 Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), general interpretation by Jill Compton

  

 

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December Happenings

To brighten our homes for the holiday, EAGC members gathered  to make wreaths and create arrangements sharing a variety of evergreens, cones, and berries gathered from our yards.  Tables were piled high with fresh boughs of pine, fir, holly, juniper, arborvitae, dried orange slices, and pine cones…and what a very good year this was for winterberry!   Under the tutelage of Connie Gilmore and Ann Hohenberger, many beautiful showpieces were created:

Connie & Ann wish to thank to all who participated and contributed flora from their gardens. 

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We gathered in December at the Wentworth Country Club in Newcastle, where we enjoyed a delicious luncheon of Maple Glazed Salmon or Beef Tenderloin.  We heard our fearless leaders, Betsy & Jill, recite their version of “Twas the Night Before Christmas”  which cleverly included all our members and depicted Santa Claus as a “Hunk”!

 

We always seem to have great fun when we gather and take a look at some of the wonderful gifts exchanged:

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Last, but never least, came Betsy’s Holiday Swap, and it did not disappoint-great food and drink, great friends and great gifts?!?!  Here we go:

 

 

An M & M Machine, of course!

 

                                      

                 

                                         

A noisy chair pad!

 

Jill needs an extra large beer stein to make it through our meetings!

 

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An Electric Outhouse- just what I needed!

And here come the specialized dishes:

 

A Crab dish, how special!

 

Flower Pot Lunch Plates

 

Covered Baked Potato Dish-what everyone needs!

 

A nice fish dish needs a fish face, right!?

 

Packed in for this annual “must attend” event:

 

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Fini!

 

November Happenings

Another Successful Bake Sale on Election Day………

 

 

…..And the winner of our Raffle at the bake sale:

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Sprucing up the Veterans’ Garden for Veterans’ Day………..

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General Meeting Featuring Merle Schlesinger, Sogestu Ikebana……….

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Decorating fun at the Exeter Historical Society. . . . .Lots of hands make light work, especially when their talented hands!

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The End!