Art at the Center is preparing for an exciting transition. We will move out of our current location the end of December and begin working out of St Aidan’s Episcopal Church on Riverside Road. Those of you who attended our book launch, photography classes, or labyrinth classes are already familiar with the welcoming environment of St. Aidan’s and its surrounding green spaces.
A year of discernment has led up to this decision and I am excited for more community connections, more options to explore art and spirituality, and the ability to combine having dedicated studio space with access to larger shared spaces and natural environments. I look forward to further collaboration with the church and day school at St Aidan’s in setting up the studio.
The move is bittersweet; I am sad to leave the current building yet excited to remain in the community with increased opportunities to inspire artistic practice. I plan to take the spring semester to transition and settle in, with new programming to begin in the fall. I will still be coaching schools and doing author visits throughout the spring to continue to bring ideas from Art at the Center into the community.
Light the Night this year will serve as our celebration to close out the current location and say goodbye to what has been a wonderful creative home. I want to extend my thanks to my landlord, Mark Molli, his late father Louis Molli, and their family for their support over the nearly six years we have nurtured creative journeys in this studio.
Light the Night will be Saturday night, December 20, from 5-7 p.m. at Art at the Center. We will once again collect new unwrapped toys and books to donate to Rising Hope. We also welcome you to bring memories to share of your times at Art at the Center.