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Cultivate Curiosity

“Curiosity is the main energy.”  – Robert Rauschenberg We recently had a great series of field trips for our New Year New Art exhibit.  The work in the exhibit was quite varied. There were no real unifying themes, and the main distinguishing concept behind the exhibit was that the art... View Article

Printmaking Is Less Scary Than It Seems

People often assume that, because I work for the Arts Center, I must be an artist. Then they look confused (and somewhat alarmed) when I laugh hysterically at their adorable misconception. The truth is that I often tell people with utter sincerity that it is impossible to differentiate between my... View Article

Make It Now: Update Your Inspiration

The role of the artist is often misunderstood – being seen solely as “a creator of beauty.” While artists frequently create works of beauty, the artist’s role is something much more significant.  The artist is an interpreter of the world around her – both a product of her time as... View Article

2017 Community Survey

In a hurry? Click HERE for the survey! Over the past 11 years, the Community Arts Center has adapted its programming to meet the changing and growing needs of our community. We’ve grown from a simple gallery to a multi-faceted arts organization that serves as the creative hub for our region.... View Article

Know Your Price!

As artists, we absolutely love the art-making side of the job.  When we are in the studio, hours zip by as if they were minutes, and an entire evening can melt away in creative abandon.  But the business side of being an artist – not so much… When it comes... View Article

Don’t Hibernate This Winter

Winter slows me down.  The days get shorter, I get less sunlight and the onset of the cold hits me like Superman in the presence of kryptonite.  While it would be tempting to hibernate from Thanksgiving to Easter – the winter season is actually a great time to gain new... View Article

Give the Gift of Art

Unlike fuzzy sweaters, art fits everyone. So this holiday season, give the gift of art! The Ceramics Gallery, located in the basement, is open Monday through Friday, 10am to 6pm and Saturdays 10am to 4pm. The Gallery features a variety of functional and decorative pieces created by Arts Center instructors... View Article


How many times have you heard that one-liner?  It’s one of only a handful of stock phrases viewers throw out when seeing something that they really don’t like (or understand), but can’t quite bring themselves to insult the artist.  Depending on the inflection, they might actually believe that it is... View Article

Making Art Like a Child

A couple of weekends ago, my nine-year-old daughter Jillian made her first attempt at a purely abstract painting.  She had an absolutely delightful time – making plump white blobs by squeezing paint directly out of tubes, using thick wet brushes to make juicy strokes across the canvas, and skittering small... View Article

Welcome Back!

I’m so glad you’ve decided to stay engaged with the Arts Center. Hip Hip Hooray! If you’d like to update your email preferences, you can click here. (Don’t worry – if you pick a list you’re already subscribed to, you will NOT start receiving two copies!) While you’re here, why... View Article