The Art Club honors one of its members

Sharon Eade

December brings a time of joy and cheer. Our club really enjoys great friendships and the holidays find us reflecting on how much we all mean to each other. This year is especially poignant as we have lost another one of our members. Sandra Rempert had been a long time member and she brought to us not only her marvelous artistic talents, but she was able to provide each of us with her wisdom and insights especially through our critiques. Anyone who has seen her works has glimpsed her love of painting which conveyed whimsy, beauty and abilities in all mediums and subject matter. We witnessed great courage as she fought a terrible disease. In this season of joy and gifts let us appreciate her gift of friendship and the happy memories that we get to keep forever.

The following poem was written by one of our members, Sharyl Byrd, and is a lovely tribute to a lovely woman:

Sandy, the Rainbow in our Sky

Her spirit was a rainbow

reflected in her eyes

No canvas could escape

her transference of surprise

With brush in hand

she displayed her trademark skill

We beheld creations best

from her mighty quill

She leaves behind

such inspiration anew

We can all say with joy

our rainbow, we loved and knew.

Sharyl Mari Byrd, October 29, 2014