Prez Sez, April 2019


Hershey Area Art Association Meeting April 9, 2019 at 7PM

Presenters - Joelle and Justin Arawjo Joelle and Justin co-own Fennec Design, a Harrisburg based studio that specializes in printmaking, pen and ink illustration, and metalwork. Attend the April meeting to hear about their creative process and marketing expertise. View their creations at

April is fresh; its flowers, sunshine and wonder - “Despite the forecast, live like its Spring” - Lilly Pulitzer

Important Stuff:

**2019 DUES Don’t forget to pay your membership dues!

**COCOA BEANERY Call for artists!! New member art is needed for the next rotation. Member art will be on display from April 8 to May 6. If you want to participate in the April rotation, please register at

**SOUP COMPETITION Calling all Artful Cooks for the May 14th meeting! Bring your best soup!
We will have a soup tasing competition to determine which soup will represent HAAA at the annual Hershey Partnership Soup Cook-off in October. The winner’s recipe will be duplicated by several cooking teams and HAAA will reimburse all ingredients necessary. This is a well attended annual Fall community event sponsored by the Hershey Partnership in support of the Hershey Volunteer Fire Company. Contact Suze Moll at for details.

**HERSHEY ARTFEST We have four tents to display member art and hold a children’s art activity on Saturday, May 11,2019 on the grounds of the Cocoa Beanery. We need artists to display work, both 2D and 3D, and volunteers to run the children’s art tent. Details and registration at

**COUNTRY MEADOWS HAAA members are needed to exhibit their work in the lobby of Country Meadows. This show is for both 2D and 3D artists. The exhibit runs from May 2 to May 23, 2019. This is a great venue with plenty of foot traffic. Details and registration at

**2020 HAAA ANNIVERSARY Planning has started for special activities and events to mark the 25th Anniversary of our Association! While the ideas are great, they can’t be carried out without member help. The plans include the development of a HAAA Member Calendar, purchase of an Anniversary banner that can be used at all events in 2020 and beyond, new brochures and post cards that outline shows and exhibits during 2020.

If you’re interested in having your art become part of the Anniversary Calendar, watch the website for registration and details.
Please contact me if you’re interested in helping with our celebration!

**ANNUAL SPRING SHOW Visit the Hershey Public Library to see the beautiful art that our members created for “Sunday, Sun Day, Sundae”. There were approximately 100 people at the artist reception! Congrats to Diane Hoffer; her creative glass sundae was the People’s Choice!

**ALLEN THEATRE BACKSTAGE CAFE Member John Roach is showing his wonderful wood designs during April. Stop in and consider signing up for the next art rotation.

**SHOW AND EXHIBIT OPPORTUNITIES FOR INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS The Downtown Hershey Association is sponsoring the Art Show and Culturefest on Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 10AM to 5PM in Chocolate Town Square Park. To register and receive more information go to https://

The St. Stephen Lutheran Church in New Kingstown, PA invites artists to participate in their Harvest Festival on September 14, 2019. Details and registration

** SUPPORT OUR MEMBERS: For those interested in clay art, check out the Perry County Council of the Arts pottery show running from April 5 to June 1 at their gallery, located at One S. Second St. in Newport. Darlene Ferrier, a HAAA member is participating in the show. More details at Or if you want a great meal surrounded by the art of HAAA member Loretta Moore, visit the Black Gryphon on Mt Gretna Road in Elizabethtown from April 7 to August 4.

**NEW BYLAWS!! New HAAA bylaws were approved by our membership at the March 12th meeting. If you’re interested in reading the new version, it can be found at under the NEWS menu. Another important document, approved by the Board of Directors is the new Policies and Guidelines, also on the website.

**CLASSES This month: Marie Gamon’s Pastel Workshop on April 23, 2019; the next session of Paulette Flemmens Oil Painting Class starts April 3; Suze Moll has a Fairy House workshop on May 1

and a Creative Minds class starting May 6. Summer classes to consider - Lynne Yancha Watercolor workshop, Drawing with Paul Gallo and Deb Watson’s watercolor workshop. Register for classes at Class questions; contact Kathy Smeltzer at

**VOLUNTEER We continue our search for volunteers to assist in carrying out the mission of HAAA. Please consider one of the following openings:

- Program Committee - Locate speakers for general meeting
- Public Relations Committee - Handle advertising for classes and events

- Reporter At Large (willing to attend shows and events and take photos) - Assist with planning for HAAA 25th anniversary celebration

Kathleen Grim - President HAAA