December 09, 2012

Holiday meeting features Visual Feast Art Show!

December meeting has a Holiday theme!
Whether you celebrate Solstice, Hanukka, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Winter Break, the Mayan Apocalypse, or all of the above, come join us to "get your merry on" at the December KaCSFFS meeting.

What: December KaCSFFS Meeting and Holiday Visual Feast
Where: The Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, MO 64111-2820
When: 6:30 p.m., Saturday December 15, 2012 (Art show setup and possible Board Meeting 5:30 p.m.)
Why: Because it's our holiday thing.
How: With as much festivity as possible!

Food and Festivities
Bring your favorite holiday treats to share with your friends! Does your family have a favorite cookie recipe? Bring some to share. If your tastes run more to liquid treats, those are welcome too!
Some KAXFEN like to exchange gifts at the meeting, but no one is required to do so.
Likewise, some like to don a holiday costume for the occasion. If you enjoy wearing costumes, please wear yours!

Last Chance!
ConQuesT Memberships go up December 31! This meeting is your last chance to buy your membership in person at the discounted rate. You also can buy them from the ConQuesT website, of course!
The Holiday Visual Feast
Townley: Inspired by a Star Formation
Artwork makes a great gift! Here's your chance to buy beautiful fantasy or space-inspired artwork directly from the artists themselves! KaCSFFS and the ConQuesT Art Show sponsor the event. Five artists have reserved space this year.  

Introducing Grace Townley! Grace is a local artist whose painterly oil astronomicals caught ConQuesT Art Show Director Jan Gephardt's eye at the Art Westport show last September. This show will be her first experience with science fiction fandom, so please make her feel welcome! She brings a nice variety of her prints, reproduced from her paintings.

Mayo: Jazzdragon
We also are happy to welcome back four artists familiar to KAXFEN.
Each will bring favorite images, as well as new creations.
Stein: Bad Boys

Rachael Mayo returns with colorful and imaginative prints and originals featuring her wonderful fantasy creatures--including the ever-popular Jazzdragons--in a wide range of sizes and prices. See more of her artwork on DeviantART and Elfwood. Please note: KaCSFFS has received late word that Rachael will not be able to attend because of an unanticipated scheduling conflict.

Allison Stein frequently brings an array of her whimsical and often humorous mixed-media small originals (some watercolors, some on small canvases), prints, and bookmarks, all priced affordably. See her artwork on her Etsy store site, and on her website.

Synk: Oriental Delight
Lucy A. Synk can't be with us in person, having recently moved to Michigan (Jan Gephardt is acting as her agent). She sends longtime favorite prints and a collection of new mini-prints of recent and familiar fantasy images at affordable prices. See some of her paintings and prints on her Lucy Synk Fantasy Art website.

Gephardt: Coming Through
Jan Sherrell Gephardt also returns with her paper sculptures. She now has two limited editions of fantasy images, as well as one-of-a-kind originals. Her limited edition image Coming Through will be seen in public for the first time at the Visual Feast. See her work online at her DeviantART page, as well as in frequent features on her Artdog Observations blog.

PHOTO CREDITS: sources for the holiday montage are as follows: The photo of the Menorah is from the Fantom-XP website. The Winter Break image is from The Stonehenge Solstice image is from Kimberly Snyder's blog. The Kwanzaa table photo is from The Official Kwanzaa Website. The Christmas lights and ball photo are from the Marbella Family Fun website. The Mayan Apocalypse image is from The Seattle Salmon website. The images of the artwork were all provided by the artists for our publicity.

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