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Member Profile: Diana Carnes

Diana Carnes is a Renaissance woman whose passions and travels have taken her in many directions. She modestly refers to herself as a “dabbler,” having studied and created in so many diverse art forms from painting to sculpture to metalwork, leather, woodwork, music, writing and dance. A native of Pittsburgh, Carnes spent her teen years overseas due to her dad’s work as an engineer. On the Pampas of Argentina and in the north of Spain on the Bay of Vizcaya, she rode horses, played polo on a men’s team, and studied art. A life of riding and teaching riding came to an abrupt end seven years ago when a horse bucked as she mounted, resulting in severe injuries. Her love of horses, however, conti

Craig Johnson Featured in Current Exhibit

The draw that Cuba has for photographers is currently on display in the show Cuatro Caballeros at the Anderson Arts Center. Anderson Artists Guild member Craig Johnson is one of the four photographers whose pictures from Cuba make up the exhibit. Johnson visited Cuba last May and posted many of his pictures on Facebook and on some photo platforms. Word got around, and he was eventually invited to be part of a show featuring photographs of Cuba taken by Anderson photographer Tom Gibson and two other photographers—Frank Mathias and Bill Rush—with whom he’d traveled to Cuba. With six months to prepare, Johnson had to choose 25 shots from among the hundreds he’d taken. While the other men focuse

A Passion for Encaustics

Donna Persinger brought her passion for encaustics to fellow members at the Anderson Artists Guild meeting on Jan. 14. After sharing some of the history—including the discovery of encaustic portraits on ancient Egyptian tombs, a story about Leonardo da Vinci’s ill-fated attempt to apply wax to a painting, and a revival of the art form with Jasper Johns in 1954—she talked about her own discovery of the possibilities of creating art with beeswax and damar resin and encaustic paints. She stopped in an art supply store during a visit to Portland, Oregon, and was hooked on what she found. It was the medium she had been searching for. “I had never heard of it but loved the texture,” she said. Duri

A Passion for Encaustics

Donna Persinger brought her passion for encaustics to fellow members at the Anderson Artists Guild meeting on Jan. 14. After sharing some of the history—including the discovery of encaustic portraits on ancient Egyptian tombs, a story about Leonardo da Vinci’s ill-fated attempt to apply wax to a painting, and a revival of the art form with Jasper Johns in 1954—she talked about her own discovery of the possibilities of creating art with beeswax and damar resin and encaustic paints. She stopped in an art supply store during a visit to Portland, Oregon, and was hooked on what she found. It was the medium she had been searching for. “I had never heard of it but loved the texture,” she said. Duri

Now You Can Blog from Everywhere!

We’ve made it quick and convenient for you to manage your blog from anywhere. In this blog post we’ll share the ways you can post to your Wix Blog. Blogging from Your Wix Blog Dashboard On the dashboard, you have everything you need to manage your blog in one place. You can create new posts, set categories and more. To head to your Dashboard, open the Wix Editor and click on Blog > Posts. Blogging from Your Published Site Did you know that you can blog right from your published website? After you publish your site, go to your website’s URL and login with your Wix account. There you can write and edit posts, manage comments, pin posts and more! Just click on the 3 dot icon ( ⠇) to see all the

Design a Stunning Blog

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With Wix Blog, you’re not only sharing your voice with the world, you can also grow an active online community. That’s why the Wix blog comes with a built-in members area - so that readers can easily sign easily up to become members of your blog. What can members do? Members can follow each other, write and reply to comments and receive blog notifications. Each member gets their own personal profile page that they can customize. Tip: You can make any member of your blog a writer so they can write posts for your blog. Adding multiple writers is a great way to grow your content and keep it fresh and diversified. Here’s how to do it: Head to your Member’s Page Search for the member you want to

Encaustics the Topic of Next Meeting

Anderson Artists Guild member Donna Persinger will share tips about creating encaustic artwork at the next meeting on Monday, Jan. 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the Anderson Arts Center. After giving a little history of the process, she will demonstrate some of the techniques, including accretion, shellac burn, and the basics of fusing and embedding objects such as leaves, paper, and fibers. “I like the versatility, the ability to layer, to create texture,” she said. “It’s such a great medium for multimedia. There are so many directions you can go, so many things you can use.” Most of all, she enjoys the luminosity. “There’s something about the wax that gives it an organic quality,” she said. Persinge

Member Profile: Marion Fanning

Marion Fanning is constantly reinventing herself. From business to art, she has always been open to new possibilities. After graduating from high school in New Jersey, she moved to New York to become a model but soon became disenchanted. “I made a living but didn’t like it,” she said. “I would go on a ‘go-see’ with all these other girls, and in the interview they’d say I was not what they were looking for. That experience has been so helpful in the art world—rejection doesn’t bother me.” Much more to her liking was the charm school business she built into 24 shops located in Sears stores. Women who enrolled were taught about hair, makeup, exercise, and etiquette, as well as how to walk and s

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