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Canceled until further notice- Photo Group Meeting 

Canceled until further notice - Painters Group Meeting

Tuesday, April  21 - Board Meeting

April 2020 Newsletter

So much has changed in such a short time. As we all struggle to deal with our new normal and learn new terminology ( social distancing didn't exist last month), I want to look at the positives that have come along with it. I'm watching families eating dinner together, slowing down and spending time together.  Customers have been leaving generous tips to restaurant workers and owners to help them as they struggle to stay afloat. People are sharing what they can, even items that have been hard to find on the store shelves. Who would have thought we would struggle to find toilet paper? How many times have you seen the small bottles of hand sanitizer while waiting to check out at Walmart? Boy, do i wish I had picked up more. I listen to podcasts which provide me with information but more importantly inspiration. Two of my favorite thoughts have come from listening....... We are stronger together and Hope is greater than fear.

Let's take care of each other; reach out to us as a community if we can be of help to you. Stay Healthy!

Open Studio Days

Closed until further notice

ART IS NOT CANCELLED. THROUGH ART WE RISE. As artists, even in a time of a global health pandemic and unprecedented uncertainty, we still make art. We still take photographs. Our creative process has not been cancelled. We would like to begin a "Virtual Art Show"on our Facebook page showing the work of our members being made and created, both digitally and on canvas/paper during this challenging time in our lives. THROUGH ART WE RISE.  The artwork will be continuously add to, so keep on the lookout for posts. Thank you Maggie for this wonderful idea!

Membership Renewal Reminder:Please submit your annual renewal form. Membership runs from January 1st through December 31st, 2020. Form will be available online.

A note from your Treasurer: Due to COVID-19, I am making many less visits to both the Post Office and the Bank. Please do not be nervous if it appears that your membership checks are not being cashed. If you have concerns, you may email me at mlemerson@charter.net and I will respond promptly. I appreciate your patience and hope you all stay well in this trying time. Margaret

Featured Artists  for March and April

East Brookfield Library: Don Beal and Wendy Trucheon

Cormier Jewelers : Maggie Hart and Kathy Bowen

Cornerstone Bank:: to be determined

Richard Sugden Library :  Library to use space for Photography Exhibit and Teen Art Exhibit

Timberyard Brewery:

Town of East Brookfield 100th Anniversary 1920-2020

Massasoit Art Guild will be participating in the 8 open houses to be held celebrating East Brookfield's 100th Anniversary. The first open house will be held  on March 14th from 1 pm to 3 pm at Hodgkin's Building. We are looking for help from members. We will be providing refreshments, Are you able to bake? We would like to show our talented  artists at work.  Would you like to paint, draw or photograph during the two hour period? We have spoken about holding a sales table similar to the one we hold at the annual Art Show. Can you man the table for us? Do you have art work we can display to freshen up our walls?  Any help you can give us will be appreciated.

Upcoming events:

Call for Artists:

CANCELED: Princeton Arts Society has issued a Call for Artists for their Annual Spring Show - "2020 Vision". The show will run from May 1 through May 3.

East Brookfield Open House Dates:

Saturday, April 11th 1 pm to 3 pm (I am trying to confirm this has been cancelled; Dance scheduled for April 4th has been)

Saturday, May 9th 1 pm to 3 pm

Saturday, June 13th 1 pm to 3 pm

Saturday, August 8th 1 pm to 3 pm

Saturday, October 10th 1 pm to 3 pm

Saturday, November 14th 1 pm to 3 pm

Saturday, December 12th 1 pm to 3 pm

Spencer Street Party

Tentative date set for Saturday, August 22nd. We will be looking for volunteers to demonstrate their talent during the block party. We will also be selling art work during the day. Volunteers will be needed to man the sales table.

Photo group meeting:  April theme: Signs of Spring  Please share with us on Facebook.

Open House

"We had our first Open House on March 11th and it went well. We had no idea how many people would show up, but we had the studio set up with paintings and photographs for sale. We had 6-8 painters and 1 photographer demonstrating during the day. There were savory and sweet refreshments along with hot and cold drinks served. We ended up having about 8 visitors which was wonderful. All and all it was a great first Open House! The next Open House which was scheduled for April 11th is cancelled due to COVID-19.  With regard to Guild activities, we will keep everyone notified accordingly."  



 "Update due to  COVID-19:  There will be no meetings or Studio time, as we are of course extending the closure of the Studio based upon Governor Baker's last words to extend through the end of April.  We ask that you continue to send your artwork, whatever you might be working on, to Maggie Hart so she can put it up on Facebook.  That is, if you don't mind sharing.  We hope that all are well, and continue to be so." 



Maggie Hart can be reached via email; MaggieHart1234@gmail.com