new Guild by-laws. It is very important that the members are involved with this
vote, so please save the date and make every effort to be at the monthly meeting.
After we have a short business meeting and vote for the by-laws, Jackie Laine, an
AOM Resident Artist, will be our presenter.
Jackie Laine, also known as Jacqueline Ramey, is an artist whose work reflects an
inward personal journey through mythological archetype and symbols. Originally
from Ohio and currently residing in Gastonia, she earned a BFA degree from UNC
with a concentration in painting. She was awarded an Emerging Regional Artist’s
Grant as well as an Arts in Education Grant. She has been featured in the
newspaper for her artwork which included a church mural project as well as a
public art installation, Chairs on Parade, initiated by the McColl Center of
Charlotte. She is currently employed by Gaston County Schools as an art teacher.
Ms. Laine has recently been exploring adding sculptural components to her
paintings which include mask forms as well as painting on silk fabric.
How to Look at Art in New Ways
What makes each of us connect with a piece of art either in an intellectual or
emotional way? Is it the color, mood or subject matter? What we like tells as much
about each of us as well as the art we find distasteful does. Come and learn how to
see art with a new perspective and appreciation as we explore the concept of
Synesthesia within this interactive presentation.