Art Guild of Tellico Village


Create and Appreciate the Visual Arts 

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Art Guild Field Trip

Appalachian Center for Crafts "Holiday Festival" and Tennessee Tech!

When: Sunday November 24, 2019 (date selected by Curtiss Brock)
What: One Hour Glass Blowing Demo by Curtiss Brock (our Oct. presenter) and other craft/art demos
Where: Smithville Tn (2 hours away). The participants are asked to be at the Tellico Village Yacht Club by 9:50 am on Sunday, November 24 to ensure that drivers and their passengers can promptly depart by 10:00 am.
How: Carpooling. If you would like to go, please contact Carolyn Cook and let her know the following: 

  1. Would you like to drive to the center and if so, how many passengers can you take?  You can drive and # passengers you can take 
  2. Would you like to be a passenger only and support a driver by providing $5 to them to help offset gasoline costs? You can be a passenger & give driver $5 toward gasoline.
Deadline: Nov. 9, 2019
Wear: casual clothing and walking shoes
Expectation: Fun observing all craft demos (weaving, pottery, glass, etc.) and touring galleries and Craft Center with 25% off all items (shop for Christmas). Lunch at the on-site restaurant.   

President's Message

Those of you who attended the October presentation by Curt Brock would understand why the following quote resonated with him…

“The secret of life is to have a task, something you devote your entire life to, something you bring everything to, every minute of every day for the rest of your life. And the most important thing is it must be something you cannot possibly do.” (Henry Moore)


Being the neo-renaissance polymath that Curt is, he knows that changing the target is key.

David Brooks, author of “The Second Mountain” alludes to this theme, in a way: “…the more progress you make towards your ideals, the more they seem to recede into the distance. As artists get better at their craft, their vision of what they are capable of dashes out even farther ahead….the ultimate joy is found not in satisfying your desires (goals)…the educated life is a journey toward a higher and higher love (of whatever you are aspiring to…art, music, etc.).

If we recall the art of Picasso, Matisse, Duchamp, etc., we see a certain movement in direction, experimentation, a target shift. Contemplate the quotes to see how they resonate with you.

See you at the November AGTV meeting and let me know if you will join us for lunch at Thai Bistro so reservations can be made in advance. Bob Meadows creates books that are gems.

Be sure to sign up for classes and workshops as you attend the monthly meetings. Workshops tend to fill very quickly.

Lee Edge

2019-2020 President, Art Guild of Tellico Village

Guild members, guests and individuals interested in joining the Art Guild are welcome to meetings, classes, and workshops. AGTV is a partner of the Tellico Village University.   TVU promotes all types of continued learning and education for seniors. AGTV supports their mission and has partnered with them to make the AGTV programs, workshops and classes available to the residents of Tellico Village, Loudon, TNAGTV is a Silver Member of the Tellico Life Website, which was sponsored by the Tellico Village HOA and developed as a "one stop" website to find out about clubs and organizations in Tellico VIllage.  The vision is to also have a way to join a club(s) and to sign-up for events.

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Art Guild membership begins in September of each year. To join or renew, please use our NEW online membership form.

Holiday Luncheon December 4 at Tanasi  

Our holiday party meal includes your choice of vegetarian quesadilla, grilled catfish with sweet potato fries and cole slaw or a no starch version of grilled catfish with grilled green beans, or strawberry chicken salad, plus beverage. Desserts will be provided by our members. The cost is $15.

White Elephant Gift Exchange:  lightly used but great condition... can be art supplies or other. Door Prizes and Art Quiz!!

Sign Up at the AGTV Meeting 10/17 or 11/21. There will be a signup sheet at the October 17 and November 21 meetings where you can make your luncheon selection and provide a check for $15.  If you cannot make it to either meeting, then you can send an email to Pat Kurowski ( with your selection and then mail your check to Pat at 140 Oostanali Way, Loudon TN 37774. Checks for $15 should be made payable to AGTV and should reach Pat no later than Friday, November 22, 2019.

Member Highlights

Our guild contains many talented artists who have pieces in exhibits and show. See where they are currently exhibiting.


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Monthly Meetings and Programs

(see 'Photo Gallery' for info on past meetings)

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Title: Building Books

Speaker: Bob Meadows,

Program: Bob Meadows will give a presentation on the history of books and making books from scratch.

New Workshop

Bob Meadows Handmade Art Books 
Bookin' for Beginners
Date: Friday, November 22, 2019
For details see the Classes & Workshops page.

See the Classes & Workshops page
 for other Upcoming 2019/2020 Activities

Second Mondays:  Open Art Studio

Location:  Chota Recreation Center, 145 Awohili Drive, Loudon, TN 37774

 Time: 8 am to 5 pm