April 2015 Meeting
Thursday, April 9, 2015
9:30 am - 10 am: Old and New Business
10:00 am - Noon: Program
First United Methodist Church Banquet Hall
(downstairs in the Reception Gallery, formerly the Head-Craig Gallery)
306 North Church Street
(park in back of building and enter there)
McKinney, Texas

What's Happening at This Meeting
The Heard-Craig Hall is now owned by the First United Methodist Church (FUMC) of McKinney. We will still have our meetings in the same room as always, but now it is called the Reception Gallery. Please download the FUMC User Requirements and read it so you are aware of the FUMC requirements that we must abide by.

Our hosts for this meeting are Janet Kapischke, Gail McLaughlin, and Carol Kovacs.

Be sure to check in and get your name badge before the meeting begins. At 9:30 am, President Lynda Kingsley will start the meeting, welcome new and returning members, review old and new business, and present an Art Spot.

Bring one of your artworks for "Artists of the Month" at this meeting. Be sure to cover your signature on your art. Members will vote on 1st and 2nd place. Winning artists will receive gift certificates to Asel Art.

At the end of the business meeting, Carol Kovacs, Program Chairperson, will introduce the program.

Christie Ray: "Emjoy Your Creative Self"

"Enjoy Your Creative Self" is the theme of the April Art Meeting Demonstration. Christie Ray will show techniques she has learned in workshops and through self-discovery. These techniques will include using the sun to embed background images, painting on rice paper and various materials, and adding textures to your paintings to make them more exciting.

Christie Ray has been painting in watercolors since taking a college course in 1985, falling in love with the magic of the media. She also uses acrylics and housepaints to create murals, banners, and decorative painted furniture, and recently has experienced alcohol ink, a fantastic fun experience.

Christie is a new member of the Art Club of McKinney, having moved from Odessa, the Greenville Art League, and an ongoing and charter member of the Watercolor Horizon Group.



About This Website

About Us: Includes information about the monthly meetings, how to join, postal mail address, email address, list of Board of Directors, list of Committee Chairpersons.

Calendar: A calendar of Art Club events from June 2014-May 2015, including board meetings, general meetings, hosts and programs, art shows, and other relevant events.

Artists Gallery: Free gallery of members' art

Members: Names of current members. Other member information (address, telephone, email, website, art interests) is displayed upon member request.

Sponsors: List of organizations sponsoring the club during this club year, including information about the sponsor and a link to their website.

Art Links: Eclectic list of organizations recommended by members. Includes all sorts of galleries, stores, workshops, art media, discount, specialty, local, online, etc. Definitely worth a look see.


The Art Club of McKinney, founded in 1914 in McKinney, Texas, was created to encourage the appreciation of visual art in the community. 100 years later, the club continues to support this goal with:

  • monthly meetings for members and visitors
  • lectures on art topics
  • demonstrations and workshops of various media and techniques
  • art shows for adults and children
  • organized visits to museums and gallery exhibits
  • field trips to “paint outside the gallery”
  • directory of local artists
  • online gallery for art club members
The Art Club of McKinney meets at the Heard-Craig Gallery, 306 North Church Street, McKinney, Texas, on the 2nd Thursday of each month, August through May. The business meeting starts at 9:30 am and the program starts at 10 am.

The program generally includes a presentation/demo by a visiting artist and occasionally, after a brief lunch break, a workshop taught by the visiting artist. Light refreshments and time to socialize are available at the beginning, middle, and/or end of each meeting.

You may join the Art Club of McKinney in person at the monthly meeting or any time by completing the membership application located in About Us.