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December! December! December!

Posted by Lori Miller on December 8, 2019 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)

December is a month of celebrations and don't forget to put Left Bank's December meeting on your holiday schedule!  December 13th is the date of our membership monthly meeting... and it's a potluck! 

We will have a short business meeting followed by the potluck. Then, for all who wish, there will be an opportunity to do some felting. Bring your felting supplies. There is something for everyone - those who like to eat, those who like to socialize and those who like to felt. Please join us!

Come to the annual potluck gathering at noon, Christ Anglican Church, Moline, Illinois.   Bring a dish to share -- it's always a fun gathering!

2020 Officers Announced

Posted by Lori Miller on November 18, 2019 at 10:20 PM Comments comments (0)

At the November 8, 2019 meeting, officers were established for 2020. 

Many thanks to those who volunteer their time to guide LBAL:

President, Lanora Welzenbach

Vice President: Laura Reich

Treasurer: Karen Casper-Stewart

Secretary: Chris Snyder

Nancy Schold will continue to do the newsletter and Lori Miller continues as the webmaster for this site.


Posted by Lori Miller on November 18, 2019 at 10:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Because of the Thanksgiving weekend holiday, there will not be open studio on 'black' Friday.  See you the following week (December 6th).

Also, we can use one more person who is able to come early to the open studio and open the doors for our group.  Not every week, but available when called to fill in.  If you can help, please contact Linda Hardin. Linda will meet with you to go over the simple process. Linda: 563-320-0746; loho6649@msn.com

November Membership Meeting

Posted by Lori Miller on October 25, 2019 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)


Nov. 8, noon, Anglican Church, Moline.

We will cut snowflakes out of tissue paper to donate to Bucktown Center for the Arts. Please bring small scissors. Tissue paper will be provided.


Also, November is traditionally the month to elect officers for the next year. Laura Reich agreed to serve another year as Vice President and Karen Stewart-Casper agreed to serve another year as Treasurer. Nancy Schold will continue to do the newsletter.


October Membership Meeting

Posted by Lori Miller on September 22, 2019 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (0)

October 11, noon (second Friday of the month).

After a short business meeting we will paint small wooden ornaments to donate to Festival of Trees for Fest to sell. Bring acrylic paints and small brushes. Thank you, Laura Reich, for donating the ornaments.

September Member Meeting

Posted by Lori Miller on September 19, 2019 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Friday, September 20, noon, at the Anglican Church in downtown Moline.

Andi Naab will lead us in paper marbling. Andi will obtain all necessary supplies. (If you decide to do more than one sheet, please ask Andi if you need to give her a small reimbursement for the extra sheets)



Please bring newspapers and paper towels. And consider wearing older clothes as we will be working with paint! 


August Monthly Membership Meeting

Posted by Lori Miller on August 1, 2019 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Friday, August 9, noon

** Attention: Friday Open Studio follows the monthly meeting. (Christ Anglican Church, 1717 8th Avenue in Moline)  Open studio time runs until around 3:30 pm.  There is Open Studio each Friday - The monthly meeting will precede Open Studio on the second Friday of each month. The monthly meeting starts at noon, with Open Studio following.



April Membership Meeting

Posted by Lori Miller on April 4, 2019 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (0)

What:  April Membership Meeting

When: Friday, April 12, noon

Where:  Christ Anglican Church, Moline. PLEASE ATTEND! We will vote on amendments to our constitution. These amendments were introduced on March 8 and a copy will be available for your review at the meeting. (If you receive our electronic newsletter, you can also find the amendments in your newsletter.)

After the meeting, we’ll do “Round Robin Painting”. 8 x 10 canvases provided. Each participant should bring a photo for reference, paints, 2 brushes, palette (styro plate), small easel. Each painter does a bit of painting on each canvas. Each painting benefits from many painterly hands and ideas!


Who:  YOU!  You do not have to be a member to attend a membership meeting - please come and see what the League is all about, meet some of our members and explore what the League can offer you as an artist, artisan or patron of the visual arts!   



March Membership Meeting

Posted by Lori Miller on February 18, 2019 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

The March membership meeting will be held on Friday, March 8 at noon (Christ Anglican Church, Moline, IL), followed by Open Studio.

Lanora Welzenbach will demonstrate making a printing plate for a card. If you want to participate, please bring a Styrofoam meat tray, scissors and/or Xacto knife, dull pencil for carving, white glue and brayer if you have one. Open Studio will follow.

Felted Objects: Please bring any felted objects you have to the March meeting. A display will be set up at the Library.

Currently, LBAL is not collecting dues for membership while the status of the organization is being evaluated - a determination of the structure of the organization will be made later in 2019 but this does not affect our regular meeting times and activities!  So come and join us at a monthly meeting (second Friday of each month) or our weekly Open Studio times (each Friday afternoon). 

If a meeting is cancelled, notification is made via our email list. To join the email list, please contact our newsletter editor, Nancy Schold(lovemusic@mchsi.com; 309-737-6354).

LBAL Officers Announced

Posted by Lori Miller on February 18, 2019 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (1)

Left Bank Art League announces its slate of officers for 2019

Serving as President is Lanora Welzenbach, Vice President- Laura Reich.  Karen Stewart-Casper will continue in her office as Treasurer and Chris Snyder will be the Left Bank Secretary for 2019.

Come to our next meeting and thank our officers for stepping up to guide Left Bank in 2019!