Russ Ball is a man-for-all-seasons artist. He is perhaps best known as the brilliant illustrator for the Albuquerque Journal where we have enjoyed his colorful and whimsical illustrations since 1978. As with his other forms of art, those illustrations are multi-dimensional. They have subtle messages and meanings beyond the engaging art work. He created the 2006 balloon fiesta poster and regularly shows at Weem's Art Fest. Russ works in many mediums -- oil, watercolor, pastel, egg tempra, colored pencil, etc. -- and very often uses a mixed media approach involving a variety of interesting textures. He will share some of these techniques with us at our August meeting as well as some thoughts about how he approaches his art. You won't want to miss this one. For more about the artist visit www.russball.com to view his work.