TUESDAY, MAY 2, 2023
Book –The Lost Wife by Alyson Richman
Host -Lynn King
OAG Members are cordially invited to attend a VERY DIFFERENT BOOK CLUB Meeting on May 2, 2023. Our OAG Artist’s Book Club will meet with another Book Club from the Villages to discuss and critique the interesting and exciting novel, ” The Lost Wife” by Alyson Richman.
We will meet for lunch and discussion at the Braised Onion in Ocala from NOON to 2:00. Besides discussion, attendees are encouraged to bring a painting inspired by this story. This is a very interesting story and should have a great discussion!!!!
Please RSVP to Lynn at [email protected] by April 27 for the lunch reservation.
Read about 1st Book Club Meeting, Nov 1, 2022, click here.
Read about “The Last Van Gogh” meeting, Feb 7, 2023, click here.
DATE: Tuesday, MARCH 7, 2023
TIME: 12:00-2:00 pm
Location: The Braised Onion Restaurant
Book: THE MURALIST by BA Shapiro
RSVP to Cathy Burnside for luncheon reservations.
Please note: if you like to read but are unable to attend in person, members are welcome to read the book and call the Hostess with your rating of the book for that month!
This is historical fiction, a story about a young female artist, during the depression working for the WPA creating artwork. At the same time desperately trying to get her family over to America from Europe away from Hitler’s rule. Characters include Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Lee Krasner, Eleanor Roosevelt just to mention a few.
link to the interview provided by Catherine Burnside
HOSTESS: Catherine Burnside
AGENDA FOR MEETING:
1.) HOSTESS RECORDS RATINGS FROM 1-5 OF THOSE WHO READ THE BOOK AND DETERMINES THE AVERAGE FOR THE OVERALL RATING. (1 IS THE LOWEST AND 5 IS THE HIGHEST). ANNOUNCE AT END OF MEETING.
2.) HOSTESS READS A SHORT BIO ABOUT AUTHOR USUALLY PROVIDED AT FRONT OR BACK OF BOOKS OR ONLINE.
3.) HOSTESS ASKS ABOUT 5———10 QUESTIONS HE OR SHE EITHER CREATED OR FROM BACK OF THE BOOK….AND LEADS A DISCUSSION SHARING MEMBERS THOUGHTS OR ANSWERS OR EXPERIENCES WITH THE REST OF THE GROUP.
4.) AT END OF MEETING, AFTER ABOUT 3/4 OF HOUR OF HOSTESS LEADING DISCUSSION, THE AVERAGE RATING IS SHARED, THE NEXT MEETING INFO, BOOK AND HOSTESS IS ANNOUNCED AND ANY NEW BUSINESS CAN BE DISCUSSED.
PLEASE CONTACT LEE AT [email protected] TO LET HER KNOW YOU INTEND TO ATTEND FOR LUNCHEON RESERVATIONS.
A Note from Lee Asta
WELCOME TO THE FIRST OFFICIAL OAG ARTISTS BOOK CLUB!!! THIS IS NOT GOING TO BE LIKE SCHOOL CLASSES…NO GRADES OR REQUIREMENTS! JUST LIVELY DISCUSSIONS!!!!
WE WOULD LIKE EACH MEMBER TO BE A HOSTESS ONCE A YEAR AND YOU WILL SEE HOW EASY THAT WILL BE!!
HERE IS A LIST I STUMBLED UPON THAT HAD SOME REALLY INTERESTING TITLES. I PERSONALLY LIKED THE FACT THAT THERE WERE SEVERAL WELL-KNOWN CLASSIC WRITERS…DAPHNE DE MAURIER FOR ONE…THAT I HAVE NEVER READ!!!
HERE IS A LIST OF POTENTIAL ARTIST READINGS FOR OUR BOOK CLUB SELECTIONS. YOU ARE ALSO FREE TO FIND YOUR OWN RECOMMENDATIONS. I LOOKED UP THE FIRST TITLE AND LIKED ALL THE REVIEWS, ETC. SO THAT IS MY CHOICE FOR OUR NOVEMBER 2022 BOOK CLUB REVIEW.
WE WILL HAVE OUR MEETINGS EVERY TWO MONTHS SO WE DONT GET OVERLOADED WITH ALL OUR WORK AND FUN!!!
THERE WILL BE NO PRESIDENT OR OFFICERS AS THIS IS PART OFG OAG. WE CAN CHOOSE TO INCLUDE A REVIEW OF THE BOOK ON OUR WEBSITE WITH A PIC OR TWO OF OUR MEETING.
LASTLY, WHILE I LOVE THE IDEA, I AM NOT REQUIRING ITl WE MAY CHOOSE TO BRING IN A PAINTING INSPIRED BY EACH BOOK? ..NOT LARGER THAN 12″ X 12″.
IF YOU CAN READ THE BOOK, BUT CANNOT ATTEND THE MEETING, YOU MAY SEND LEE YOUR RATING FROM 1-5 (1 IS THE WORSE RATING) WITH OR WITHOUT A SHORT SENTENCE TO EXPLAIN WHY YOU RATERD IT THAT WAY….OR not INCLUDE ONE AS THE RATINGS ARE PRETTY SELF EXPLANATORY!!!
THIS WILL BE ANOTHER WAY TO EDUCATE OUR MEMBERS AND PROVIDE SOCIALIZING FOR THEM!!! COME ALONG AND BRING A FRIEND. CONTACT LEE SO SHE CAN MAKE RESERVATIONS AT THE BRAISED ONION FOR LUNCH (FROM THE MENU—YOUR CHOICE).
CAN’T WAIT TO START THE BOOK…BUT I HAVE TO WAIT TILL ITS A LITTLE CLOSER TO THE DATE, SO I DONT FORGET THE STORY AND THE CHARACTERS!!!
SEE YOU THEN!!!…LEE ASTA, OAG PRESIDENT