Monthly News - September 2019

HAAA Monthly Newsletter September 2019

(Formerly the Prez Sez*, see note below)

Hershey Area Art Association will meet at 7PM on September 10, 2019 at Lebanon Valley College In the Susan H. Arnold Art Gallery

“Labor Day is a glorious holiday because the kids will be going back to school the next day. It would have been called Independence Day, but that name was already taken.” Bill Dodds

“I love Labor Day! What other day do you get to celebrate work without actually doing any?” Maxine at Hallmark


**TOUR AND PRESENTATION AT LEBANON VALLEY COLLEGE - Our monthly member meetings begin in September. The first, on Tuesday, Sept.10th at 7PM will be held at the Susan H. Arnold Gallery and Zimmerman Hall at LVC. A gallery tour followed by a presentation by G. Daniel Massad, creator of the current exhibit - A Theatre of Things. Our host for the evening is Barbara McNulty, Asst. Professor of Art History and the Director of the Gallery. Google G.Daniel Massad to view his work at several art institutions and galleries.

Parking is available on Church St. and a municipal lot on White Oak. A brief business meeting will follow the presentation.

Check out their website for directions.


**NEW MEMBER BREAKFAST - Thank you to the new members and board members who shared a

fun Saturday morning breakfast meeting! There will definitely be a repeat!!

**2020 HAAA ANNIVERSARY - Photo submissions are picking up for the 2020 Anniversary Calendar. Entry deadline is September 20th. Go to click on the Events tab >

2020 Anniversary Calendar for details. Don’t forget, members may have their name and a single preferred contact included in the calendar for a $5 donation. You may send a check with “Calendar” in the memo line to HAAA PO Box 654 Hershey PA 17033 or bring your donation to the September Member Meeting.

**COOKS NEEDED! - The Soup Cook-off sponsored by the Hershey Partnership is Sat. Oct 5 in the Hershey FIre Company building. Marie Gamon’s winning ”Stuffed Pepper Soup” will be served during the event. We need 3-4 more cooks to each make one pot of soup. Support our community outreach and the Hershey Fire Company by cooking and/or attending this annual event. Contact me at if you can cook up a pot!!

**BLOOMING ART AT THE HERSHEY CONSERVATORY SHOW AUGUST 24th and 25th - Sorry if you missed this one!! 25 Artists displayed their work in the beautiful Hershey conservatory. Nearly $600 in sales! We’re working on a February show - stay tuned.


**COCOA BEANERY We have two ongoing events at the Cocoa Beanery:

1. Restaurant Art Rotation- Register online if your interested in displaying

your work for the next rotation on October 7, 2019.

2. Second Thursday Art Show in the social room of Cocoa Beanery is booked for September

19th. (NOTE DATE CHANGE). Register online at

For details about Cocoa Beanery exhibits, contact Mary Lott at Or me at

**ALLEN THEATRE BACKSTAGE CAFE - This venue has invited us to continue our monthly exhibits to the end of the year. Register on the website, to participate in monthly rotations from October 1 to December 31. For more details contact Mary Lott at

**HERSHEY LIBRARY ROTATION. Register to exhibit your work in the Hallway Gallery for the next art rotation on Oct. 12, at 9:30AM. Registration and description under the EVENTS tab on the website, For more details contact Marie Gamon at

**UNDER THE COLORS OCTOBER 19th and 20th. Registration is available on

This is a major HAAA member show and takes place in the newly renovated “barnyard” at the Hershey Derry Township Historical Society. You do not want to miss this!

For details contact

**Details to follow for:



Registration for all classes at Registration is complete upon receipt of your check!

Paulette Flemmens - Realistic Oil Painting Session 4 starts Oct 2 to Nov. 20, 12:30 to 3:30PM Marie Gamon - Water Media with Marie starts October 3 - December 5, 12:30 to 3:30 PM John McNulty - Oil Painting with John starts October 25 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM to Dec. 20

Class questions; contact Kathy Smeltzer at

**PLEASE REMEMBER!! Make your Amazon purchases through Amazon Smiles and designate HAAA as your preferred charity. Shop Dick Blick for art supplies, also through our website. HAAA receives a small percentage of these sales.

* Note - As you are likely aware, the name of this newsletter has been “Prez Sez” for years. I’ve taken the liberty to simply call it the HAAA Monthly Newsletter because I’m tired of worrying about the auto-correct on my computer changing Sez (which is NOT a word) to Sex (which is a word). Every month I double and triple check to make sure I’m not sending out the Prez Sex newsletter! While that title might get more readers, I don’t need the stress or the likely resulting email onslaught of porn!! Thank you for understanding.

Submitted - Kathleen Grim President HAAA