T.A.N.K. networks local artists Connections and exchange of ideas has created an eclectic group

Cecil Giltz Published:

The Artists Network of Kent met recently for its general membership meeting to attend to business that required members to vote, meet and greet fellow members, look at artwork and discuss future goals.

Nearly 25 members attended and elected the first board of trustees and officers, which include Jim Williams, president; Steve Jordan, vice president; Joan Inderhees, treasurer; Cheryl Townsend, secretary; and board members Eileen Gross, Claudia Berlinski, Dianna Albertson, Scott Weitzel and Marianne Hite.

The group discussed the upcoming publication of its biannual newsletter, and solicited ideas and news for submission.

SlideSlam, an event when members have 60 seconds to show and talk about five slides of their recent work and answer questions, will become a regular feature of future meetings, as will the art exchange, with members trading pins they had created in their studios.

The purpose behind the two concepts is to encourage T.A.N.K. members to get to know one another, and to know what is being made in the community, and to allow artists to make connections and exchange ideas, said Williams. Our newsletter will enable members to publicize their accomplishments and events to the broader community.

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