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Minutes of the January 9th Meeting 
Place: Nap's place.

We opened our meeting with a representative from the Roosevelt Torch newspaper, Pedro Bell.  He asked us a few questions as well as remained while we critiqued Bejai's and Gerald's work.  Pedro Bell was given a copy of the objectives written by Nelson and the Philosophy written by Jeff.

During the critique we then discussed the cost of printing for a card that Nelson sent out at Christmas time.  He mentioned that it cost $55.00 to have a thousand done on white stock.  This $55.00 included the camera work and reductions.  The paper cost $20.00 making a total of $75.00.  There is a different charge for black and white than for a greyed drawing because of the half tones.

Bejai's estimate of her printing job for her New Year'ss cards provided some comparison.  She had a design instant printed for $16.00.  The size was 8½ x 14.  The company has a maximum size of no more than 8½ x 14.  She had 500 copies made.  Her paper (50 lb.) sold at $19.99 for 1000 copies.

During a critique of Gerald's work which delt with a Christian symbol we got off on the subject of the Cristian church and its use as a divisive and oppressive agent.  I mentioned that I plan to take a leave of absence effective immediately after the next meeting at my house.  I will turn over the books and all correspondence to the members of Africobra in Chicago.  I am interested in trying to do some changeable mural panels based on two of the religious seasons within the context of the church -in the manner of Cobra.  I would like to see a program for art to change the surroundings of the church which are rather dismal.

There was also a critique of Mallory's work which was in drawing form.  He mentioned that he wants to bring small clay models of the larger piece for the group to criticize at a future meeting.

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