There's a lot happening out there. Stay well. Keep busy. Make some art.
We've been working with the Coral Springs Festival of the Arts in fortifying this year's literary program. Plus, we have a GAL Art Tent for the festival days alongside the literary tent. Take note of the following dates, times, and activities. We look forward to seeing you there!
We are pleased as punch to participate in the 16th Annual Coral Springs Festival of the Arts!
The L in GAL is for Literature.
As such, our founder served as chair for the literary programs of this year's festival. There are two fantastic evenings of authors' craft talks and workshops for you and five friends to enjoy at The Center for the Arts in Coral Springs. The events are free to attend, so bring 10 friends and sign up.
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Beginning at 6 pm
Friday, March 20, 2020
Beginning at 6 pm
Saturday and Sunday, March 21-22, 2020
We will have our first GAL Art Tent at the festival alongside the literary tent. The festival, held at The Walk on University Drive, is open from 10 am to 5 pm both days.
The literary tent features the following authors: Lynne Barrett, Melisa Caprio, MJ Fievre, Marissa Huber, Laura McDermott, Caren Neile, Lauren Doyle Owens, Swamp Ape Review, and Rachael Wolff
See schedule for dates and times.
We have some great things happening in the month of February.
Art exhibit: Stories and Secrets
For February through March, we will mount an exhibit on the walls of the North Regional / BC Library. The exhibition coincides with the Tell Your Story II literary event, which is held on Saturday, February 29, 2020. Plus, we will see the return of the Haiku Pop Up exhibit on the second floor.
Member Meet Up: Crochet Heart
For our February meet up on February 10, just in time for Valentine’s Day, we welcome guest artist Jennifer Isham, also and avid crocheter, who will delight and amaze us in making a crochet heart. All skill levels can attend, from newbie to experienced, and learn this fun pattern. If you are an experienced crocheter, bring your favorite yarn and hooks with you. For the newbies, we will have supplies on hand. Everyone will learn the heart and take one home. Makes a great gift for a loved one and a new skill that’s a gift to yourself.
Book release and reading: If I Don’t Make It, I Love You
Held on the eve of the second anniversary of the MSD tragedy in Parkland at Broward College Auditorium beginning at 6:30 pm. Please RSVP here.
And more! Stay tuned to our Facebook Group or our events page on this site.
Your Gal team is busy at work creating an exciting and challenging 2020. Having said that, I took a second to review what all of us accomplished in 2019. I must say, for a brand new organization, the list is pretty impressive.
On the business side, we have also established a board of directors, developed 501c3 relationships that allows us to accept tax free donations, and are striving to make Gal a true, artistic, community force.
However, this is not about beating our chests bragging how much we have accomplished. It is more about seeking you out as our members. We need your input. If you, as members, do not communicate your feelings, we are left with broken crystal balls that do not forecast the future.
To be brutally honest, participation is, many times, less than we hoped. We need to know what you want from your Arts and Literature Guild. If it is all about the season, and your busy life, fine, but we need your support and more importantly we need to know if we are headed in the right direction. Please take a few moments to share what you want from your guild.
The year 2020 will determine our basic direction and require the fundamentals of performance that will set us on our path as an organization. At this crucial point, failure to discover our member's goals and needs is unconscionable.
Please share with us today by completing this quick survey.
by Mavin Keith
Keep reading the GAL Journal every month, and you will have a calendar of our events, reminders of deadlines and qualifying requirement, advance notice on upcoming opportunities, exciting previews of both our artistic side and our literary side, and sometimes a tip or two to make your creative life even easier.
We are co-presenting this medical humanities event at NSU
The Humane Experience - Poetry and Art in Healthcare
An evening of Visual and Literary expressions of Patients and Providers
Nova Southeastern University - Press HPD Library
and Orange Island Arts Foundation and Guild for Art & Literature (GAL) in Coconut Creek
November 14th, 2019, from 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Nova Southeastern University
Martin & Gail Press Health Professions Division Library
3200 S. University Dr., Davie, FL 33328
(954) 262 -3114
Please RSVP at https://nsufl.libguides.com/humane
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Keep reading the GAL Journal every month! by Marvin Keith, President GAL
Click the read more and learn what's happening and some useful tips from Marvin!
A mini quilt exhibit comprised from selections from the South Florida Modern Quilt Guild.
Exhibit runs from November 2, 2019 to December 19, 2019 and shows on the second floor of the North Regional / BC Library, 1100 Coconut Creek Blvd, Coconut Creek, FL 33066.
Reception is scheduled for Thursday, December 5, 2019, in room 226 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm, and is open to the public.
Thanks to Coconut Creek Lifestyle for this great article about the exhibit!
Learn more about the South Florida Modern Quilt Guild.
Join us for a fun meet up at the North Regional / BC Library in Room 226.
Bring a friend!
Our sole purpose to foster, encourage, and facilitate interest in the arts. We are a non-profit, tax-exempt organization based in Coconut Creek, Florida.