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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!

LBAL Status Update

Posted by Lori Miller on December 4, 2018 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (0)


We have a volunteer for Vice President, but if we do not have volunteers for President and Secretary.  The current officers will continue for not more than six months (to June 30, 2019). During those months the Board will explore dissolution of LBAL’s legal (non-profit) status. Left Bank will continue! It is only the non-profit status that will change.


COLLECTION OF DUES FOR 2019 SUSPENDED until we reach clarification about LBAL’s legal status. If you’ve already paid and want a refund, please contact Treasurer Karen Stewart-Casper at kecasper@mchsi.com; 309-230-0772.


January Membership Meeting

Posted by Lori Miller on December 4, 2018 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Friday, January 11, 2019 **** changed date and week


The January meeting will be Friday, January 11, 12:00 p.m. Bring your lunch!

After the meeting, Open Studio will take place, as it does on just about every Friday during the year. Programs at monthly meetings will occur only if a member volunteers to provide a program.

2019 Membership Renewal-UPDATED 12/4/18

Posted by Lori Miller on December 1, 2018 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)

PLEASE NOTE:  Until the status of the organization is finalized, dues will not be collected.  Currently Left Bank Art League is seeking volunteers to handle the duties of President and Secretary for 2019. Without officers in place, the League can not operate as a 501c and dues can not be collected under the framework of the non-profit status. 

If you have already sent in your dues for 2019, and would like a refund, please contact the Treasurer, Karen Casper at (309) 230-0772 or via email at kecasper@mchsi.com.

And if you are interested in becoming an officer, please contact Linda Hardin at loho6649@msn.com or by phone at 563-320-0746.

December Membership Meeting

Posted by Lori Miller on November 27, 2018 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

December 14th is our holiday membership meeting!

11:30 a.m. -  POTLUCK - bring a dish to share and enjoy a wonderful lunch with other LBAL members

After lunch,  Rose Moore will talk about the author of “gnome books” & Laura Reich will lead us in making a Mrs. Gnome. $5 charge for supplies.  You won't want to miss this fun meeting and you'll leave with a wonderful holiday 'gnome'! 

November Membership Meeting

Posted by Lori Miller on November 27, 2018 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Wednesday, November 28

11:30 at Christ Anglican Church, Moline, IL

Come join us for an experience in ... paper cutting!  Not just kids stuff anymore, papercutting has become an expressive art form.  Bring a pair of sharp scissors to cut paper and experience the simple enjoyment of creating paper art!  (Hint:  the smaller the scissors, the better.  Embroidery scissors will work but anything that offers a smaller point at the end is great.)

October Membership Meeting

Posted by Lori Miller on October 11, 2018 at 10:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Wednesday, October 24th, 11:30, Christ Anglican Church, Moline.

Jeannie Elliott will lead a program on drawing and shading faces.This is a wonderful opportunity to learn how to use the light to add realism to your figure drawing!

Please bring:

drawing pencils (one hard, one soft)

blending stump

a good eraser (Mono Zero recommended – find through Amazon or Jerry’s Art-O-Rama)

drawing paper or canvas board

September Monthly Membership Meeting

Posted by Lori Miller on September 5, 2018 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)

When:  Wednesday, September 26, 11:30 a.m.

Where:  Christ Anglican Church, Moline, IL 

What:  Ice dyeing -- if this sounds familiar, it is because this program was originally scheduled for August.

Who:  EVERYONE WHO WILL BE ATTENDING NEEDS TO SIGN UP IN ADVANCE DUE TO THE MATERIALS REQUIRED...  Call or email Bonnie Grebner - phone:  309-526-7015  Email:  z3diva@aol.com

For this program, it is free for LBAL members but $15 for non-members.  The fee will cover the cost of fabric dye, silk and other required materials. Bonnie will bring plain silk scarves so you will finish a hand-dyed, one-of-a-kind silk scarf in this workshop! 

More to know: Bring your own bag of ice (from grocery store or gas station), a small tub, clothes pins, rubber gloves and a fabric that allows water thru quickly (like netting or tulle). 

This is a really fun and interesting process so you don't want to miss this month's program!