Tribute to MAKJ, New baby and Making Multiples

This week was full of activity at the art center . We had a room dedication reception for Mary Anne K. Jenkins who taught painting at Pullen for almost 49 years.There was a huge crowd of former students. Martha Stewart punch and cake were served. Mary Anne seemed to enjoy the party as did Leslie Pruneau (current painting teacher) pictured here with Mary Annes' daughter Grace,

The night bloomer bloomed on Sept 28 and Eliza (Art center director) finally had her baby on the 29th. Laurette Elizabeth Kiser. 8 lb. 14 oz. 22 inches.

The long awaited workshop with Jayne Redman was a huge success. We made steel blanking dies. These were made to produce multiple shapes for forming and connecting for jewelry making purposes. Jayne is from Portland Maine and does beautiful jewelry, skillfully engineered and inspired by nature, particularly flowers. She will be coming again next Fall to teach a jig making workshop for making connectors and ear wires. Thank you Jayne and Elizabeth Lyne.