Wow. Wasn't it just 1997? No matter. We're looking ahead.
We are re-dedicating ourselves to our mission. That is, to be a community art center that is part gallery, part classroom, and part studio. To that end, we'll be showing, teaching and making art throughout the coming year.
Our next show is called "Icebox" and it opens on Saturday, January 10th and features recent work from 8 talented artists: Ike Plumlee, Jordan Wolf, Brian Wolf, Matthew Castellano, Nathan Fellhauer, Elain Venable, leo & Robot Blood. More on that in the coming days.
Workshops and classes for the next 3 months will be announced very soon. So far, it looks like Kelley Wise will be teaching a jewelry class, most likely metal clay. I'll be holding stained glass and lapidary workshops. Joe Martin will teach students in the art of sculpting clay busts, and we're lining up Regis Versey for a driftwood art workshop. A few others are in the works, but it would be best to hold off until we know for sure.
If anybody else has a skill they would like to teach others. let us know about it. We'll be scheduling classes mostly on the weekends and early weekday evenings. Classes and workshops don't have to center around visual or applied arts, either. We're also looking for musicians, writers, and teachers of all sorts. If you have an idea, call me at 993-0012 and tell me about it.
In addition, we have a limited amount of space available for folks to work on their individual art projects. Call me for more info or to discuss renting the space for events.
Happy New Year! - Jay