At every Grey Havens and Grey Havens YA meeting, we are fortunate to have many artists in our midst. One day, I hope to catch up on scanning and posting at least some of the amazing pieces of art that seem to magically appear during our book discussion meetings. Here are just a few from last week. If you attend one of our upcoming events, such as our Blind Date with a Book Fundraiser or our Real Myth and Mithril Symposium, you will be able to take home an original doodle by a GHG artist as a thank you for a small donation.
What a deal! You can support the GHG mission and take home a tangible example of how a talented artist creates. Here are a few doodles from last week’s meetings.
Detail of an Unfinished Doodle by Donna Clement at Grey Havens Meeting
Do you recognize the ship and the magnificent bird flying out to meet it?
Detail of Dragonrider Doodle by Devon Towry at Grey Havens Meeting
Elf Doodle by Devon Towry at Grey Havens Meeting
A Dragon Proclaims its Love of GHYA by karinasaib at YA Meeting
We would love to see this on a t-shirt! Wouldn’t you?
A Grey Havens YA member reminds her friends to live long and prosper!
You can help the Grey Havens Group and Grey Havens YA to live long and prosper with your donation and by attending our entertaining and enlightening events, such as the Real Myth and Mithril Symposium in April, 2015. Register for the symposium before April 15 to receive the Early Bird Special!
Visit our site again for a glimpse of a beautiful, new Tolkien-inspired piece by artist, Dan Hollingshead, and for more artwork from our young members at greyhavensya.com. As a bonus, here are some photos to give you an idea of what happens when we let our YA members express themselves on a white board!
At Grey Havens Group, we know that, like the TARDIS, the imagination is bigger on the inside. Now, one of our resident artists is helping to show the rest of our community!
Donna Clement, creator of the Grey Havens logo, t-shirt designs, our amazing hobbit hole and more, placed her entry in the Longmont Shock Art contest. Shock Art, an initiative of Longmont’s Art in Public Places, has the mission of adorning the city’s many drab switchgear boxes with stunning art by local artists.
Donna’s design is titled “Windows on Other Worlds.” It features gorgeous views of the Shire, Hogwarts Castle, the TARDIS interior and an image from the Enterprise viewscreen that any geek would weep to behold. Grey Havens, Grey Havens YA, Godric’s Hollow Group and other GHG affiliates have demonstrated the power of geek pride in our community. We know that multiple fandoms are passionately represented here. Now, it is time to let the City of Longmont know by casting a vote for geekery in all its glory!
If you are a Longmont resident, you are eligible to vote. Can you imagine what it would be like to drive past a former eyesore and, instead, get a glimpse from between the shutters of Hagrid’s hut or through the round, green door of Bag End? What geek’s day would not be brightened by an experience like that? I predict that fans from miles and miles around will make a special pilgrimage to Longmont just to see “Windows on Other Worlds” but, more importantly, our own hearts will be lifted every time we pass that wonderful street corner that takes us to the vistas of our dreams.
Voting has already begun and lasts until June 11. All you have to do is stop by the Longmont Museum at 400 Quail Road from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. on Sundays. Check out all the scale models then vote for your five favorites. Donna’s submission is #12. Voting only takes a moment but it can bring Longmont worlds of joy!
Fandoms unite! Spread the word! You can’t stop the signal! We CAN bring magic to Longmont!! VOTE FOR #12!
IMPORTANT UPDATE: You do NOT have to be a resident of Longmont to vote. If you are in town, swing by the Longmont Museum to show your support for imagination and fun!