It has been an incredibly creative and busy summer at Hutchinson Center for the Arts.
You can see a selection of projects produced at the Pop Up Summer Studio Art Exhibit on August 2nd.
We will celebrate with the artists from 5 – 6:30 with light refreshments. Take your turn at trying out some of their projects at our creative station.
This summer saw the launch of our newest program Palette: A Creative Engagement Program for Seniors. This pilot program was made possible through a grant from the IJ Burich Family Foundation in partnership with Woodstone Senior Living. The project will bring a variety of arts workshops to the residents at Woodstone.
In July, we offered a watercolor painting session for both memory care and caresuite residents. Visiting artist Heidi Jeub guided residents through the painting process, encouraging confidence and socialization. The day was fun and rewarding. We are looking forward to upcoming arts activities this fall.
Initial response to this program has been strong. We are currently seeking additional sponsors and facility partners to expand the service. If you would like to support our efforts in enriching the lives of seniors through the arts contact Lisa at 320. 587. 7278
Last year, you may recall the first annual We Are What We Make Community Exhibit. From this exhibit we discovered a treasure trove of creative makers in our community and have begun inviting them to lead classes and workshops. In June, Deb Johnson led us through the art of Barn Quilt Painting. This fall look for Mandala Painting by Melissa Ovadje. If you have a creative talent you would like to share contact Lisa. Save the Date for the 2019 We Are What We Make Exhibit. January 21- March 8, 2019.
Hutchinson Center for the Arts loves to get out into the community. Last week you may have run into us at Manufacturing in the Park where we had a collaborative Tape Mural. It was a fun day and we are looking forward to putting together another collaborative community art project for the Arts and Crafts Festival. Volunteering on community outreach activities is a unique way to advocate for the arts and meet new friends. We are always seeking new faces to help us connect the community to the arts. Contact us at 320.587. 7278 to learn more. Special thanks to 3M in Hutchinson and Stearnswood for donating the materials.
Did you see all the construction on our building? Dr. Mach, our landlord, has been making improvements to the roof and facade which will help with improved building efficiency. Summer Studio enjoyed watching the cranes and we loved the look of the pink foam insulation.
Stop by soon to see the attractive new facade (it is not pink). Our next exhibit Living History by Stephanie Frey opens August 13 with a public reception for the Artist on August 30th. Check out our Fall roster of HERE
A special thank you to all our donors, sponsors and members. Your support keeps us strong and makes it possible for us to Bring the Arts to Life.