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DEMO NIGHT! – First Friday, November 7, 2014

Demo Night:  Rising Stars
November 7, 2014  7- 9 pm
Members’ Meeting and Board Elections 5:30 pm
Demo artist introductions 6:30 pm

Free and open to the public

Sponsored by:
Kay and Lee Ambrose

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Rising stars and heavy hitters flood the building with new ideas, media, and fresh faces. Visit with Art Center staff member Laurie Lester as she carves clay tiles, explore the world of 3D printing with GJ Makerspace, and watch as NYC transplant Christine Szeredy surprises us all with photo transfer on alternative surfaces. We are happy to collaborate with local business Tangle as they take over the Atrium Gallery with fibers stations in weaving, dyeing, and spinning. Meander through the galleries, peruse the studios, and take this opportunity to become part of an inspiring arts community.

Why have a Demo Night when The Art Center is constantly making art six, sometimes seven days a week? Demo Night is a creative sampling of what happens in Grand Valley studios, kiln yards, and hiking trails gathered together in one building.  It is a time when everyone can come together and talk about materials, while also seeing what those materials can do when combined with the talent and vision of master artists. No Demo Night is ever the same. Regular favorites intermingle with a new selection of artists, making for a unique cast of characters each year.  Artists this year are Mike Allen, Gary Andrews, Grand Valley Blacksmiths, Robbie Breaux, Ron Cloyd, Mary Kain, Laurie Lester, Ashtonn Means, Skyler Ogden of GJ Makerspace/The Business Incubator Center, Diane Saulnier, Terry Shepherd, Christine Szeredy, Tangle, Rebecca Woods, and Shari Daly Miller.

Demo Night Silent Auction for Art Camp!  

Helping children have access to creativity throughout the year is important to The Art Center. They love to create and we love to have their input. Art Center Camp is now scheduled throughout the year due to more frequent school district breaks. Supporting this lofty year-round endeavor is not easy; The Art Center is asking for help to fund this and other positive changes to the program without raising tuition costs on families.

Changes to Camp Programs:

•    In 2014, we extended art camp hours to better serve working parents.

•    During Art Camp, The Art Center is now open on Mondays, and the front desk is staffed, to welcome new campers and answer parents’ questions.

•    Need-based scholarships  children are always available to families and non-profit organizations.

Please bid high and often to help support year-round programs for children’s programs.
Our ambitions are tethered to our community’s generosity.


More information coming soon!

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