Upcoming September and October 2021 NRAC meetings

September 20, 2021 Membership Meeting

The September 20, 2021 membership meeting will be at the North Ridgeville Library at 6:00 p.m.

Program:  JoAnn DePolo’s “My Journey as an Artist” will enlighten us about her youth experiences to her adult career as a teacher, author, and gifted artist.  She will bring some of her artwork to share.

October 18, 2021 Membership Meeting

The October 18, 2021 membership meeting will be at the North Ridgeville Library at 6:00 p.m.

Program: A hands-on art experience.  Bring a #2 pencil with you.

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Decorate-An-Ear-of-Corn Contest

Its time to celebrate the 2021 North Ridgeville Corn Festival by entering the “Decorate-An-Ear-of-Corn Contest.” The contest is sponsored by the North Ridgeville Arts Council.

General RULES:

– Open only to children ages 8 to 10 who are residents of North Ridgeville, Ohio.
– The corn artwork entry must contain only one (1) ear of fresh corn.
– The final submission must fit the area of 14” X 14” X 14” because of limited display space.
– The entry must be able to support itself.
– Judges will be NR Arts Council members.
– A completed entry form (click here) must be submitted with the corn artwork entry on the dates/times given.
– Entries are due August 13 or 14, from 1:00 to 7:00pm, at the Arts Council table (Senior Center Craft Hall).
– Children must be accompanied by an adult when submitting the corn artwork entry, for safety/security reasons.
– On Sunday, Aug. 15, pick up your corn artwork (Arts Council table in Senior Center) between 4:00 and 7:00pm. Winners will be announced at 4:00 and monetary prizes given (1st, 2nd and 3rd place).


GUIDELINES for creating the artistic corn artwork and CRITERIA for judging:

– An Original idea should be used, not one copied from any source.
– Added art supplies/media and embellishments should reveal Artistic Expression in the corn artwork.
– There is no theme nor required usage of the fresh corn therefore entries should show the artist’s Creativity.
– Craftsmanship (the quality of being well-crafted or well-built; neatness) will count.

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Minutes of June 21, 2021 membership meeting

DATES TO REMEMBER

July 19, 2021 – MEMBERSHIP MEETING at the North Ridgeville Library, 35700 Bainbridge Rd at 6:30 p.m.

August 13, 14 & 15 North Ridgeville Corn Festival

September 20, 2021 – MEMBERSHIP MEETING at the North Ridgeville Library, 35700 Bainbridge Rd at 6:30 p.m.

MINUTES – North Ridgeville Arts Council Minutes – June 21, 2021

Attendance: Mary Beth Bogner, Nancy Franks, Nancy Gavin,  Ludina Mills, Betty Lou Palmer, Pat Pitts, Kathy Reece, Karen Sigsworth

Meeting was called to order by President, Betty Palmer

Treasurer’s Report: Ludina Mills, treasurer, distributed the report. Balance on hand is $2723.53. 

Corn Festival is on! Betty Lou has 12 contracts so far. Nancy Franks will talk to Georgann about the coloring contest. For the raffle, Mary Beth will provide lottery frame, raffle tickets , Nancy Franks, popcorn, Betty Lou 2 baskets. Ludina will contact local businesses for gift cards.

The bake sale will be held on Saturday. Baked goods can be dropped off on Friday. Please have items individually wrapped. Help will be need for all three days. If you are able to volunteer, please contact Nancy Gavin at 440-353-9395. Thank you!

Check out our website, www.ridgevilleartscouncil.wordpress.com. Thank you to our member, Mark Madere of SpectraLight Photography and Design, who created our website and keeps it up to date.

Meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted: Mary Beth Bogner, Secretary

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Minutes of April 19, 2021 membership meeting

DATES TO REMEMBER

May 17, 2021 – MEMBERSHIP MEETING at Fields United Methodist Church, 34077 Lorain Rd, North Ridgeville at 6:30 p.m.

MINUTES – North Ridgeville Arts Council Minutes – April 19, 2021

Attendance: Betty Lou Palmer, Ludina Mills, Nancy Gavin, Nancy Bowman, Georgann Blair

Meeting was called to order by President, Betty Palmer.

Treasurer’s Report: Ludina Mills, treasurer, distributed the report. Balance on hand is $1,538.37. Ludina also handed out a Membership list of donations and dues paid for the past year.

It is time to send out Membership letters for the start of our 2021 year. We will be sending out two sets of letters – one for membership and one to the businesses in our community.

Georgann will look into window decals that can be given to businesses to put in their window that shows that they contributed to NRAC.

Discussion was held that we need some type of fund raiser. We will not be able to do the craft show at the Corn Festival again this year. If anyone has any ideas, please give Betty a call.

It was decided to maintain the same officers and not do another installation.

President: Betty Palmer

Vice President/ Programs: Nancy Franks

Treasurer: Ludina Mills

Mary Beth Bogner: Secretary

Check out our website, www.ridgevilleartscouncil.wordpress.com. Thank you to our member, Mark Madere of SpectraLight Photography and Design, who created our website and keeps it up to date.

Respectfully submitted,

Ludina Mills, Treasurer

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Next North Ridgeville Arts Council Meeting – June 21, 2021

The next North Ridgeville Arts Council meeting will be held on June 21st at 6:00 p.m. at the North Ridgeville Library, 35700 Bainbridge Rd. 

All meetings will be held there from now on.

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North Ridgeville Arts Council Resumes Monthly Meetings

The North Ridgeville Arts Council will resume our monthly meetings on Monday, April 19th at 6:30 p.m. at Fields United Methodist Church, 34077 Lorain Rd in North Ridgeville.

The meeting will take place in the sanctuary.

Election of officers will be held. There will be a lot to discus as the group has not held a meeting in several months due to the pandemic.

Guests are always welcome.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, face masks will be required for all attendees.

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North Ridgeville Arts Council Meeting Suspension

The North Ridgeville Arts Council has suspended all monthly meetings until April, 2021 because of health and safety concerns due to COVID-19.

Please check back in March for further updates.

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Minutes of February 17, 2020 membership meeting

DATES TO REMEMBER

March 16, 2020 – MEMBERSHIP MEETING has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Program: Installation of Officers

MINUTES – North Ridgeville Arts Council Minutes – February 17, 2020

Attendance: Mary Beth Bogner, Betty Lou Palmer, Veronica Valega, Ludina Mills, Karen Sigsworth, Nancy Franks, Georgann Blair, Cindy Naprestik, Julie Bajda, Nancy Gavin

Meeting was called to order by President, Betty Lou Palmer.

Betty Palmer made the motion to accept the January minutes.   Motion approved.

Treasurer’s Report: Ludina Mills, treasurer, distributed the report. Balance on hand is $1,224.23.  Report was approved as given. 

Correspondence: Ludina received a thank you from the North Ridgeville Show Choir.

Corn Festival: Betty has received 6 contracts already.

Olde Towne Hall:  Sister Act is now showing.

Kiwanis: Spaghetti Dinner at Fields United Methodist Church on Feb. 21st.

Program:  Nancy Franks introduced Amanda Davidson from the Lorain County Historical Society.  She presented the History of Valentine’s Day and showed us how Valentine cards have evolved throughout the centuries.

Stockard Center: Sean Crum’s wife, Gail will be showing some of her artwork on Feb. 28th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Thank you to Nancy Gavin for the delicious refreshments.

Check out our website, www.ridgevilleartscouncil.wordpress.com. Thank you to our member, Mark Madere of SpectraLight Photography and Design, who created our website and keeps it up to date.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Beth Bogner, Secretary

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