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Join us at the next meeting of the 2017-2018 season

The Eye of the Beholder
Jim Krom

October 21, 2017

9:00am to 11:00am


NEW LOCATION - Zumbro Lutheran Church - Fireside Room - NEW LOCATION
624 3rd Ave SW
Rochester, MN  55902
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My presentation will start with a short slide presentation followed by a participatory approach to understanding and considering design in your artwork. While the presentation will start with some examples, my main objective is to talk with the carvers about design in a way that moves beyond rules to apply and towards an understanding of design being a tool for the artists. I will be using audience participation in some different ways to anchor the concepts in. I know I will have fun, I hope everyone else will too! Questions and answers randomly taken along the way.

About Jim Krom: Turned 52 October 15th, drawing since I could skip recess to go the art room in 1st grade. Paid for last two years of college with art jobs illustrating chancellors physiology text, mural work, painting sales to leaf raking the yard of the art history teachers yard.  Started in art after college selling prints to galleries around the country.  Ongoing exhibits.  Married in 1991 unfortunately divorced in 2007.  Have a great son, Ian, who is a junior at Schaeffer Academy.  Started my gallery in the Marriott hotel in the subway over 20 years ago. Now carry the works of between 65 and 70 artists with the majority in the upper midwest.  Love what I am doing and just wish there was more time for all of it. (most the time :+))

See you there!

Please invite your spouse, family, friends and neighbors to the meeting!

The club library will be open so bring your books to exchange.

Remember to bring your "Show and Tell" items.

A great time at the June 2017 Club Picnic!

Club member Wayne Hendrickson took some photos at the club picnic and we've added them here. A huge thanks to LaVerne Schettl for hosting the picnic at her home and all the other volunteers who helped out to make this a great event!

Your review of changes to Club Constitution/Bylaws

Club board member Tim Melin has been working hard to coordinate an officer/board revision of the Club Constitution/Bylaws to reduce the time and personal commitment that members make to be a president/vice-president of the club. You can find an outline of the proposed changes and a version of the proposed Club Constitution/Bylaws here:

If you have any questions/comments about the changes, please send a note to or talk with Tim before or during the next meeting.

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