January 2021 | The Arts Center Newsletter
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
2021 Brings Hope and Gratitude!
We are so grateful for your overwhelming response to our Year-End Appeal (YEA)! Your generous donations recognize how much our amazing professional and volunteer staff have retooled programs. This generosity keeps creative connections alive in our community that is felt with every gallery visitor's masked smile, and every young artists' enjoyment of ArtMaking @ Home ArtKits -- over 1800 delivered. We have delighted engaging with you on YouTube, in the Virtual Art Gallery and during Live Zoom Lunch @ Home Artist Talks each month!
A huge THANK YOU of recognition to our growing circle of Sustaining Donors. Your gift of $10-$240 per month is reliable, sustainable support which provides solid foundation for The Art Center to grow into the 21st Century art center our community needs.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more, and get involved!
Cynthia Spencer, Executive Director
Singular Mythologies | Tamae Frame, Erika Rier
January 7-February 13, 2021 | Main Gallery
Thursday, January 14, 12 pm (PST) Lunch@Home Artist Talk via Zoom
Artwork by sculptor Tamae Frame and multimedia artist Erika Rier highlights women and their lives. Both discovered media to best express their goals, creating personal language and mythology around what it means to be a woman. More Info and Zoom link for the Artist Talk on our website. >>
Photos above: "Soul Calling" by Tamae Frame; "Fresh Supply" by Erika Rier.
2021 Year of Artivism | Art Making a Difference
Upcoming mission-driven programs connect our community through creativity
In May we present, Black Matter, an exhibition curated by guest curator and artist, Tammy Jo Wilson. The exhibit begins to address the imbalance of representation in the arts, as it lifts up the contributions of Black artists above systematic oppression in life and in art. Learn more about Oregon's history of widespread chronic racial injustice during Oregon Black History, with Walidah Imarisha, Tuesday, January 19, 7 pm (PST). Imarisha's powerful presentation is hosted by partners Corvallis-Benton County Public Library and the NAACP Corvallis/Albany Branch. Register Here for this virtual webinar >
ARTIST ACCELERATOR PROGRAM UPDATES
The Final AAP Lecture of the Series: Money Matters with Brent Manley, Wednesday, January 20, 5:30-7:00 pm. $10 fee, REGISTER HERE >> (If you need a scholarship code, Contact Claire@theartscenter.net.)
Our six Artists in Residence are completing final projects to share with us in the Corrine Woodman Galleries, February 11-March 27. Here are update LINKS from Jill Myer > and Caitlyn Rose >. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel to see updates from the others as they are available. >>
Tuesday, January 26, 3-4:30 pm - Marketing Meetup Returns, facilitated by artist and former AAP Artist in Residence Tara Kate. Learn from each other and experience supportive community to help meet your goals as a successful, professional artist. Mark your calendars for the 4th Tuesday of every month. For more information and the Zoom Link >>