December 2010 Newsletter


DAY OF THE DEAD AT MESA ARTS CENTER - A SUCCESS AGAIN!                                                   The Day of the Dead celebration at Mesa Arts Center was an exciting event again this year. Once again, FOMA netted a tidy sum - almost $700 - by selling all the donations given by our generous members.  Thanks again to everyone who contributed and to those who manned the booth. This will definitely be a regular event for FOMA.


Below:  Micaela Rangel, Susan Klecka, and Hugo Rangel


Below:  Cindy Owen and Kevin Pawlak










The Christmas party will be at the Talking Stick Golf Resort (where we always have our Beginning of The Year party) on Sunday, December 12 from 6 to 9 pm. Everyone has been pleased with the food and service there so this is guaranteed to be an enjoyable event. Look for an invitation in the mail- it will be coming soon.



The Book Club will meet at the home of Greta Woods on Tuesday, January 18, at 1 pm. The book to be discussed is Chronicles of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. If you need more information or would like to join the Book Club, call Kotzie Wheeler at 480-966-6675.



Dr. Jorge Eagar and Rolando Acevedo have invited FOMA members and friends to view Dr. Eagar’s unique artistic assemblage of over 1200 individual nativity related figurines collected over 55 years and arranged into one large tableau known as a Nacimiento. This event will take place on Tuesday, January 4, from 5 - 8 pm. at their home: 1630 W. Laredo St., Chandler 85224. The suggested donation is $10 per person (children under 12 are free); half will benefit Dr. Eagar’s church and the other half will be donated to FOMA. Call 480-786-3165 to arrange your visit. Pictured below is a partial view of Dr. Jorge’s traditional Mexican Nacimiento.




FOMA has made a contribution to the Phoenix Art Museum to be one of the presenting sponsors of a

premier exhibit, “MEXICAN MODERNISM from the Andre Blaisten Collection”. This is one of the finest collections of Mexican art from 1910 to 1950 and is presently on display at a museum in Mexico City. The exhibit will run from July 1 to September 25, 2011. FOMA plans to have activities for its members during this time. The celebration will begin on January 30, 2011, with a presentation on the collection by Clayton Kirking (former FOMA president), so mark your calendars - the time and place will be announced soon. Donna Reining is heading up the FOMA committee for this event and is serving as laison to PAM. Other committee members are Fritz Thomas, Bets Nenad, Jim Green, Maria deLongy and Lynn Smith. More information on this exciting event will be forthcoming! 




December 2             Board Meeting at the home of Jim Green; THE MEETING WILL BEGIN AT 7:00                                         INSTEAD OF 7:30 (as decided at the last Board Meeting)!


December 12          Christmas Party at Talking Stick Golf Resort; 6 - 9 pm; invitation will be in the mail                                    soon


January 4                Traditional Nacimiento at the home of Dr. Jorge Eagar and Rolando Acevedo;                                          donation $10 (remember, half goes to FOMA); call 480-786-3165


January 18             Book Club at the home of Greta Woods; book to be discussed is Chronicles of a

                        Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez; 1 pm


January 30             Presentation by Clayton Kirking about the collection coming to the Phoenix Art !                                        Museum (partly sponsored by FOMA); place and time TBA


February 27         FOMA’s annual home tour; this year we are calling it Casitas Encantadas, and                                       you will be charmed by the collections of the homeowners and the ways they have                                   presented them; as usual the Mexican Mercado will tempt you to buy and add to your                               own collection; tickets are $35 and will be available after January 30; more                                                   information will be coming soon


                                 For more information on any event, please call 480-275-5746 



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