Thursday:) The Art Club of McKinney

10 Nov

History speaks to artists. It changes the artist’s thinking and is constantly reshaping it into different and unexpected images.

~Anselm Kiefer

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This morning was the November meeting of the Art Club of McKinney. Our guest speaker and artist was Murry Whiteman. Murry is a very talented local artist with never ending credentials and awards.

Murry Whiteman

Murry Whiteman is an award-winning graphic designer and artist. He has worked on more than one hundred album covers for such diverse artists as Kool & the Gang to Cusco. He was nominated for Grammy awards in design twice. He has done design and advertizing for movies and TV shows including Star Wars, Indiana Jones, The Facts of Life, Dallas, Walker: Texas Ranger, Hunter and many more. He and his wife and their children have been active in Christian outreach for years, helping to start four churches and a number of missionary journeys over the years. He and his wife Besty live in Texas.

Our general meeting always consists of a fine buffet breakfast provided by volunteers, a raffle for door prizes and artist member are encouraged to bring a piece of anonymous artwork to be voted on for artist of the month. After the general meeting, a guest artist presents a demonstration.

Today, Murry shared his tips and tricks on drawing the human figure. We were all given worksheets and information, trying out different shading and proportion techniques with pencil.

Mr. Whiteman was charming, entertaining, and very informative. He also offers small group classes at the Martin Place in McKinney.

Another great meeting of the Art Club of McKinney.

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