The Arkansas League of Artists has a wonderful display in the lobby of the U.S. Bank branch at the corner of Spring St. and Capitol, in downtown Little Rock. There, they exhibit one of their member's paintings each month. This month, the feature artist is our own Sister Maria Liebeck, DC!
The painting featured is a beautiful abstract titled, "Holy Family". Sister Maria created Holy Family using a very unique form of paper batik. The painting will be on display for the entire month of January 2014.


 
 
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Sister Maria will be showing her artwork on November 23 and 24th at Westover Hills Presbyterian Church, at 6400 Richard B. Hardie Drive in Little Rock, Arkansas.  Then, in December, she will be showing (and selling!) her work at St. Paul United Methodist Church’s annual Alternative Christmas Market on Saturday, December 7th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and Sunday December 8th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. St. Paul United Methodist Church’s annual Alternative Christmas Market will return this year on Saturday, December 7th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and Sunday December 8th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. The Church is located at 2223 Durwood Road in Little Rock. All proceeds from her sales go directly to The Helping Hand of Greater Little Rock Food Pantry! See our Events page for more info.

 
 
Here are the pictures from Tuesday, October 1st ArkPastel Paint-Around.   Six of us volunteered to participate. We do this every couple of years and the members enjoy it.  First, each member brings a picture to use for their subject (I brought a photo of an old building on the campus of St. Joseph's.  A man who grew up when that was a home for children,  and who volunteers there, told me they always called it "Sister Charlene's Shop").   Second, artists are given 10 minutes to begin their work.  After 10 minutes each artist moves to the easel next to her/him and spends the same time painting their neighbor's artwork.  This keeps going until everyone returns to their own painting.  Finally, you have 10 minutes to complete your "masterpiece"!
 
 
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Sister Maria is excited about the brand new announcement of St. Joseph's Farm and Center where she has had an art studio for 8 years.

The breaking news about St. Joseph's Center  is cause for celebrating!  There are cows (but no horses!) on the property, which will be developed to grow food for the poor and be available for the community as well as teach farmers how to grow crops on small tracts of  land. We're looking forward to this awesome new use for the at property St. Joseph's. Stay tuned for more!


 
 
PictureThe Past Presidents of the ALA.
The Arkansas League of Artists (The ALA) is an eclectic and diversified organization to promote fine arts in Arkansas.
We, the members, celebrated our 40th Anniversary in August, 2012 with former
presidents of ALA receiving awards. This photo was taken at the event. I'm the fifth
one from the right.



My term as president was 2005 - 2006. I am included in the Member Gallery of ALA  www.arkansasleagueofartists.net