- FEBRUARY 2001
Mensaje del presidente
Calendar of Events
Report from John Florida
Guild House Library
Animal Shelter News
Please accept our apology for the late delivery of our January’s
newsletter. We had setbacks but the main problem was the computer, it
broke down and it was at the repair shop for about a week.
Alice Cornell: Art shows and craft
Mensaje del Presidente
Deseo pedirles una disculpa por la
tardanza en la entrega del boletín
del mes de enero, tuvimos contratiempos pero la principal razón
fue la computadora que se descompuso y estuvo en reparación
Estoy muy contenta de ser parte de una Mesa Directiva tan responsable, entusiasta
y emprendedora, siempre dispuestos todos a ayudar para que Artes
Creativas continúe activa, muchas gracias.
A continuación los
nombres de los miembros que están encargados de organizar
algunos eventos. Les
invitamos para que se comuniquen con ellos/ellas y formen parte de algún
Pat Arenas: encargada
de obras de teatro tales como Showtime.
Alice Cornell: Exposiciones
de arte y artesanales.
John Florida: Presentación
de películas en video.
Guerrero: Los eventos
tradicionales tales como San Valentín, 4 de julio, etc.,
Conciertos, recitales, etc.
Publicidad en radio, TV, folletos y posters.
Por el momento Harriet ha formado su comité:
Pat Arenas, Claude Manfre y Barbara Velasco, y ya están
trabajando en la organización de nuestro primer evento de este año, el
día de San Valentín, que se llevará a cabo en la casa de Gerry Guerin
el 17 de febrero, a partir de la 13:00 hrs., esperamos contar con su
presencia. Esta será la última
oportunidad de reinscribirse al precio del año pasado,
no se la pierdan!. Gonzo y Barbara estarán a cargo de
reinscribir a los socios de siempre y nuevos también.
Alice Cornell también ha formado su propio comité que consiste
de: Bob Snyder y Zoila Vera, y también están trabajando para organizar
la Feria de Arte Juvenil, programada
para el día 25 de marzo. Los
interesados en participar favor de comunicarse con alguno de ellos.
A mediados del año
pasado John Florida hizo una encuesta para saber cuales son los eventos
que más han gustado, en la próxima hoja les presentamos los resultados
de 30 miembros, que fueron los únicos que contestaron y
entregaron el cuestionario. Muchas gracias John por elaborar un trabajo tan
Nos vemos el 17, no lo olviden.
||Ariadna Villasenor 3rd
Alice Cornell 3rd
Martha Blecker 4th
Claudia Pavon 4th
Delores Shamblin 4th
Anita Aguilar 6th
Gigi Freeman 7th
Gloria Penichet 8th
Carol Hopkins 11th
Mary BelFrage 12th
Jane Gonzalez 12th
Ma Teresa Ramirez de Morfin 12th
Maria Valero 14th
Elsa Baird 14th
Olga Parlange 14th
Jorge Arizpe 20th
Robert Baird 21st
Zoila Vera Cue 23rd
David Lawrence 29th
Pat Weber 29th
Institute of Culture is having a "Semana de Japon en
February 7th is a board meeting at Alice Cornell's house
February 17th ........The Valentines day/Mixer
March 25th .......... the Creative Arts Children's art fair
April ....... Showtime Chaired by Pat Arenas
May looks like Quetzalcoatl by Pancho Lane
In December we had the Christmas
Party. and the Crafts Fair
and Garden Tours
Sponsored by The Guild House and The Damas De Morelos
The very popular House and Garden Tours are coming up on
Feb. 1, 8, 15 and 22 Every Friday in February
will be provided and refreshments served.
All you have to do is be at "Our Cabaña" on Rio Mayo at the corner of Rio Lerma
in Vista Hermosa at 10 a.m. on any of those mornings.
Reservations are advisable, at 3-17-31-07 or 3-13-18-31.
Price, $15 US or the equivalent in pesos.
It will be at the Jardin Borda the month of February. It is an interesting exhibit of 30 different images done by 30 different painters (all of Mexican Decent) using different styles, images, and techniques.
The club seems to have gotten over the crisis of not having a president. Yolanda is doing a sensational job. And we seem to have a very active and enthusiastic board of Directors. I see lots of good things starting to happen. A list of the officers is on the main club page I didn't see any sense in redoing it here.
But we still need some volunteers to help design and deliver the newsletter. This will only take a few hours once a month. Also if you have some time and would like to help with one specific event (either organize it or help someone else) please call or email Yolanda and talk to her. We will find something for you to do. We need a few more warm bodies. The more people that work, the less work there is!
ARTS MEMBERSHIP QUESTIONNAIRE RESPONSE
(total 30 responses)
1. Attendance at Creative Arts Events.
57% on regular basis
40% on sporadic basis
3% hardly at all or never
2. Opinion on Creative Arts Events
56% consistently of high quality
44% average quality ... some good, others less so
0% generally of poor quality
3. Creative Arts Events that have been attended
90% Musical Presentations
87% Art Exhibits
33% Film Presentations
27% cultural Trips
13% Poetry Readings
13% Other (Social Gatherings, Book Readings Group meetings, Xmas party )
4. Creative Arts Events most enjoyed
80% Musical presentations
73% Art Exhibits
17% Film Presentations
10% Cultural Trips
10% Poetry Readings
5% Other (Social Gatherings)
5. Creative Arts Events most desirous of attending in the future, ranked in order of preference (1 as top preference, 2, 3, etc.)
1.8 Musical presentations
2.3 Art Exhibits
4.4. Cultural Trips
4.8 Film Presentations
6.1 Poetry Readings
be interesting to have more local talent as long as they meet professional
- The musical-opera, folk mixture was delightful
- More Mexican musical presentations
- "Showtime" events with home-grown talent have been enjoyable
- Traditional and classic music, as any kind of music makes me happy.
- Present new group of Jazz
- Enjoyed seeing our own members participate
- Let’s have more comedies...Things to bring a smile, light humor.
- More home-grown talent we can relate to.
- Particularly enjoyed "Love Letters", "Red Hot Lover", and other plays that were
light, well acted, well staged &rehearsed.
- Should have at least one amateur theater event per year...There's little or nothing
going in Mexico City.
- Play readings were delightful...involving many members...good socializers.
- Interested in more art history, and visit to artists´ talliers.
- Members may be interested in more participating activities in the arts, such as
painting or sculpting classes, or art appreciation trips to Mexico City.
- More art events closely lined to Mexico’s highly visual past and present.
- Would be interesting to visit leading artists studios, like recently with Rafael
Cauduro at this home (Navy League event).
- There have been good artists and sufficient variety; let’s keep this up.
7. Other suggestions for future events
- Events that describe Mexico and what is happening and changing
(lectures, movies, discussions, etc.)
- More "getting to know you" social events where new and old members can meet.
- More celebrations like Mother’s Day, 4th. of July, Canada Day, (July 15th), or
other special days. The Xmas party is not enough, more events in people’s homes.
- A family crafts picnic, with junior and senior members.
- Consider Card and Games parties - could be tournaments and series of games in members homes.
- More cultural trips and tour visits to museums and leading art exhibits in Mexico City.
We now have an online Business Section. These local business people help support the Creative Arts with their advertisements. Please take the time to browse through them and patronize them if you can.
Click here to Visit the Business Section
The CAC has lots of easels that we only use a few times
In It For You ?
lot! An 8,000-volume lending library including fiction, non-fiction, suspense,
history, art, gardening, biography, cookbooks, a Spanish section and more. A
terrific children's library. Thousands of used paperback and hardback books for
sale. Here's an idea for yourself
or a friend : a year's membership,
12 months of good reading for just l00 pesos.
New additions to the permanent collection this month are: Beast by Peter
Benchley; The Sum of All Fears by Tom Clancy; We'll Meet Again
by Mary Higgins Clark; Goodbye Without Leaving by Laurie Colwin;
Mr. Wu and Mrs. Stitch by Artemis Cooper; A Plan for Women by Lawrence
Naumoff; Pop Goes the Weasel by James Patterson; The Impeachment of William
Jefferson Clinton by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.; A Borrowed Place
by Frank Welch, and many more.
to work one morning or afternoon a week are always welcome.
THE GUILD HOUSE LIBRARY.
111, Col. Chipitlan. 312-5197
BIG ST. VALENTINE'S PARTY
Feb. 10, from 7 to 10 p.m.
The Cuernavaca Humane Society
will hold its Annual Benefit Bash.
At the Antiguo Club de Golf. Free and easy parking. An entrance donation of $150 pesos entitles the ticket holder to door prizes, a sit-down dinner, live music, and an evening of sociability with like-minded people. There will be a cash bar, and many interesting items on display offered for a silent auction. The table full of raffle prizes will be won one by one: as num-bers are drawn and called, chance holders advance to choose their prizes. Ent-rance tickets at $150 pesos each are available now from Tip Newell, 312-9974 and Lisa Bailey, 313-9982. As places at the dinner are limited, make up your party table soon, late comers may be out of luck!
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