As many of you already know, OSU assumed management of the Multi Arts Center on Duck Street on July 1, 2017 and renamed it the Stillwater Center for the Arts. The Center’s primary mission will be to encourage the exploration of art and promote creativity for all ages and skill levels.
In my capacity as Director, I am delighted to announce that I will be supported by three full-time staff members: Meghan Brasuell: Program and Community Engagement Manager; Meredith Robert-Morris: Arts Education Coordinator; and Sharlie Doty: office manager and administrative assistant. Each one of these women are highly experienced in arts education and administration and we are very fortunate to have them on the new SCA team! We expect to add additional part time positions starting in September.
Because we took over in the middle of the summer, our initial programming was very limited. We offered two weeks of full-day arts enrichment camp for children Around the World in 10 Days, starting on July 10 and running until July 21st. See the Stillwater New Press article.
We also held two free ceramics workshops for children in the YMCA summer camp.
I would like to thank everyone who has reached out to me both to ask questions and offer their support. I am especially grateful to the members of the SCA focus group who were incredibly positive and generous with their ideas about Stillwater and what the SCA could and should become. I look forward to working with everyone to create something wonderful!
News on Future Programs:
Regular arts programming for children and adults will resume at the Center on Monday September 11, 2017. I would like to ask for your patience during this transitional period, because we are making some changes to the building, including creating a small computer lab where we can teach digital photography classes. We will be undertaking a series of minor renovations starting in August, meaning that the facility will be closed during this month.
In September, we will begin our fall schedule with a full array of programs and workshops for the community, from children, to retirees, to everyone in between. On Friday September 15, please join us for our open house from 5-8pm for a fun-filled evening featuring food, music, and information about our fall programs.
The SCA will continue to have a gallery, selling hand-crafted items made by artists in our community. We will feature ceramics by local and regional artists at our grand reopening; after that we will feature a mixture of 2D and 3D works of art by local and regional artists. Here is our online application form for submitting work.
Many groups in our community have also been meeting at the Multi Arts building; I encourage members for these groups to reach out to me and my staff members directly so that we discuss how we may continue building on these relationships and fulfill our mission.