Monday, July 26, 2010

Growth Reported; Membership and Tree

One Stormy April afternoon in 2007 left a devastating image in the aftermath of a most likely lightning strike. A large limb fell blocking traffic in both directions on Park Place and also struck a neighbor's car.

To make a long story short, the old elm was rotten to the core and had to go. Summer mornings in the Studio are warmer without her shade but I'm here to report her replacement is showing tremendous growth on birthday # 3!!!
 Tripled in  height in 3 years since planted

Membership has increased significantly this year with noticeable interest in Friday Mini Workshops  and a sell out for the Myrna Wacknov Three Day Workshop last April. She will return next Winter for another longer, bigger and better one in January. More workshops are in the works so stay posted with your online newsletter .  The evening program and critique group  were suspended for the summer months and have been reappointed to the day meeting time; Second Thursday of the month. Thank you Janet Holt for the great thought provoking insight as critique leader.  Evening Programs will return in September and will be organized by new program chair Nancy Klos. The regular night; Third Thursday of the month will be September 16th.  Nancy is one of the regular instructors at OSA. Check her website for her schedule.