|LANNING TIDRICK||CHARLES DE JARNETTE||JOHN M. HATTON|
|SECOND TENORS||JOHN SAUNDERS||GLEN DODGE|
|LAWRENCE PATTERSON||WALTER STEWARD||WILL DRAKE|
|JAMES A. AUSTIN|
|LUDWID SAMISH||OSCAR RUTLEDGE||CAROLL BOLLMAN|
GIRLS' GLEE CLUB
|THE ART CLUB
THE Art Club was organized on the twenty-fourth of November, 1904, in Miss Keffer's room. The officers elected were Florence Keffer, president; Florence Sprague, vice-president; Gretchen Garst, secretary; and Zenetta Harrison, treasurer. No constitution was drawn up, as the club did not at the time feel the necessity of having one. However, the twenty-five enrolled members decided that all second-year drawing pupils should be eligible to membership; that the meetings should be held monthly and in the Art room, which, by the way, is adorned with all manner of water-colors, charcoal drawings, and pencil sketches, bizarre and grotesque, as well as attractive and picturesque.
The aim of the Club is to study the art of different countries by discussing the life, work, and influence of the noted artists of the respective countries in turn. Several of the members are especially prepared, and the others, afterwards, speak extemporaneously. They have studied the art of Germany, Holland, and Italy in particular, and that of less important countries less thoroughly.
The proposed design for the permanent pin of the Club is simple the letters "A" and "C" intertwined in a small artistic monogram.
They have only had one social function, but that was a decided success. Miss Keefer and her sister, in the guise of colonial dames, received the young ladies at their home, decorated for the occasion with appropriate adornments. The entertainment provided was pleasing and everything was in harmony and tending to the sensuous enjoyment of the guests. Besides, the Club has planned a picnic for the last of May. They intend to find one of the most beautiful spots in Des Moines' rural districts and there, with pencil and paper, sketch the fleeting phantasmagoric clouds, the rippling brook with leafy trees, or rolling meadows as a background, or the face of one of their comrades with the gossamer-like locks disheveled by the gentle breezes.
Next year, with an earlier start, the Club expects to accomplish more.
Note: Lady sitting at the easel drawing is scanned from the annual, and made into a transparent gif. (page 66)
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