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November 2021 Presenter: Michael Story

We invite you to join us at our meeting on Monday November 15, 2021 for some fun and fellowship! This is our regular monthly members meeting. We plan to again offer this as a hybrid in-person meeting with a simultaneous Zoom option for those uncomfortable or unable to meet in person. Watch for any updates as the Board may have to react with changes due to Covid related shifts. Hope to see you there - members and guests welcome!

For November, our presenter will be well known local artist:


Don't Be Afraid of the Darks

Crooked Creek Art League

Oil & Pastel Painting Discussion

November 15, 2021 / Meeting runs 6-8pm. Presentation will be approximately 6:30-7:30.

Artwork by Michael Story
Artwork by Michael Story

During this presentation, Lexington artist Michael Story will discuss his approach to his oil and pastel painting. Starting with a toned charcoal drawing as a guide to establishing the darks, Michael will explain his process of layering flat color to avoid over blending, and applying mid-tone and highlight color without losing your all important darks.

Michael will also explain his 5 keys to "Understanding How to Paint Reflections." This handout guide will be provided free to all attendees.

NOTE: We have made an adjustment to the time and location for our meetings due to a permanent change to earlier closing hours at Crooked Creek Park. Please be sure to make a note on your calendar and plan accordingly!

Refreshments/Social Time: 5pm-6pm

Meeting/Presentation: 6pm-8pm

  • To give us a little more space to spread out, we will meet in the FRONT meeting room adjacent to the kitchen (where our awards reception has been held in the past). This is the first room on the left after entering through the lobby.

  • In light of current high rates of infection and CDC guidelines, we request that everyone wear masks during the meeting except when eating. The Board will revisit this policy as the situation evolves or park policies change.

To keep the business meeting shorter, please review the information provided by our President regarding Board business activities and decisions prior to the meeting <Click HERE one week prior to the meeting>.

The Zoom session will open at 5:45pm

The Meeting will begin at 6pm

(See full Zoom link details at bottom of this post)


Michael Story

Photo of Artist: Michael Story

Michael Story earned a BFA in Fine Art from the University of South Carolina in 1975. He later traveled to New York, studying pastel and oil painting under internationally know artist, Daniel Greene. Today, Michael Story is an award-winning artist and member of Oil Painters of America and the Southeastern Pastel Society. He guest lectures, juries art shows and regularly teaches oil, acrylic and pastel painting throughout the United States.

Story has conducted workshops at such prestigious art centers as Huntsville Museum of Art in Huntsville, AL, Hudson River Valley Workshops in Greenville, NY, John C Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC, Winslow Art Center in Bainbridge Island, WA, Art of the Carolina's in Raleigh, NC, Peninsula School of Art in Fish Creek, WI, and Crealde School of Art in Winter Park, FL. Students also travel from around the country to attend his 2-day painting classes in his Lexington, SC studio.

Story has work showcased in the Bush Presidential Library in Houston, Texas, and his paintings have been reproduced by major publishers such as Canadian Art Prints of British Columbia and distributed worldwide.

For more information,

call 803-356-4268


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A reminder to our members:

A reminder to our members about the TAP Gallery Wall Display:

Oct 18 - Nov 15:

  • The Artists Place (TAP) Gallery theme: Transitions (think flowers budding, then opening, then blooming; or seasonal changes; or growing from young to old, etc.)

Nov 15 - Dec 20

  • The Artists Place (TAP) Gallery theme: Old Barns

Dec 20 - Jan 17

  • The Artists Place (TAP) Gallery theme: Cool, Crisp, and Bright

All members are invited to participate. A monthly Best in Show will be selected and awarded a ribbon. Happy creating!


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