The Carolina Mixed Media Art Guild will present the first Triangle-area screening of the documentary film by Academy Award winning director Pamela Tanner Boll: Who Does She Think She Is?
Our House Party screening will take place on Saturday, August 28 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm at ‘our house’:
The Chavis Community Center (located at 505 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard., Raleigh, NC).
Suggested donation: $10.00 includes: movie, popcorn, soda, and guided discussion following the feature. For more information on the film, the creators, and the featured artists visit the official web site: http://www.whodoesshethinksheis.net/
In the spirit of ‘paying it forward,’ net proceeds will be donated to
SWOOP (Strong Women Organizing Outrageous Projects)! To learn more about what these amazing women are doing, please visit: http://www.swoop4u.org/
CMMAG Secretary Marcia Streithorst shared the following in her interview:
What inspires you to create?
Nature, and landscapes inspire me. I love color and line, and have always loved the way organic shapes look.
When did you decide to pursue art or did art pursue you?
I have a BS in Fine Art so I guess I pursued it. When did you begin to call yourself an artist?
In college once I got accepted into the liberal art program, but after I graduated and started working as an art researcher and then a project manager, I started to not feel like an artist and stopped making art for a while. Then I started making people and my husband lured me into staying home with my girls so I could pursue my art again.
If you weren't an artist, what would you be?
Party planner, I love to plan and throw parties!
What other jobs have you had which have aided you on your artistic path?
Being the project manager at Mead helped give me the confidence to speak in public and lead meetings. I now love to teach…
There was an excited, creative CMMAG buzz at DiGiulio Studios on Sunday, March 13th. From the demos (card and nametag making with Linda; cool stencil techniques with Shannon; fabulous flower felting with Katherine, and creating cactus-themed canvases with Mimi's pulled paint), to the delicious food provided by members (we do know how to put on a great spread!), big fun was had by all. Thanks to Sharon and Joe DiGiulio for opening their home and studio to us--we had a terrific time!