New Year’s Resolutions

We all have them, whether boldly stated, quietly muttered, or secretly pondered– resolutions for what we will (or will not) do or accomplish in the New Year.  Resolutions are easy to make, but not so easy to keep.  Still, recognizing that a change is desired or necessary, and being open to that change, is a…

Digital Arts with Paul Longo

There is a slideshow of art and artists at end of post. What’s this? How do you– Ooooh, I get it. Cool! New technology inspires apprehension in some people, but not in the EC artists.  They’re explorers.  They are used to learning and exploring new ways of artmaking.  The iPad screen is just a new surface,…

EC Webisodes: Hamlet

Introducing:  EC performances serialized as video webisodes. We have two webisodes up on our YouTube channel ECArtists.  You can also find them under our GALLERIES page.  Here is one to give you a taste… Oh, Shakespeare! Brooding Hamlet (played by James Brizendine) is informed by his father’s ghost, the late King (played by Luiz Gomez), that…

Get On Up… To The EC Office Shop

          EC art is back in the EC shop.  If you missed us at the Artisan Fair, don’t fret.  The EC Office Shop is open all year in Room 6 on the 3rd floor of the Arts Center.  With 4 short flights of stairs, you can get your shopping done and…

On Exhibit: VESSELS and HOUSES

On the 3rd floor landing, the DIA DE LOS MUERTOS exhibit is coming down to make room for HOUSES.  VESSELS will be featured on the 2nd floor landing. VESSELS and HOUSES are exhibits of ceramic works made of paper clay. You may have seen paper clay in your local arts and crafts store.  That paper…

Time flies…

OMG! It’s been almost a year since our last blog post… The EC artists have been busy, and yes, having fun! Here’s what’s new… When you want some EC art, but 18″x24″ is just a tad too much… We’re upping our game… The EC will now be offering matted prints of artworks by selected EC artists,…

2014 Holiday Ornaments

Here they are:  the 2014 Enrichment Center ornament… LETTERS. This year, the EC artists’ ornaments offer a new way to personalize your holiday (or any-day) gift giving and decorating. Our 2014 ornaments go everywhere! On inside trees and outside trees, garland, gifts, and stockings… boxes, bags, hooks and bottles… chains, pins, collars, and key fobs….

Dia De Los Muertos: The EC’s Ofrenda

The Enrichment Center hosted a community altar as part of the Merced County Arts Council’s Dia De Los Muertos exhibit during October and November.  Check out this gallery of photos of the exhibit. Here are a few photos from the November 1st reception. And here are just a few of the amazing altars/ofrendas exhibited in the…

2014 Halloween Special

It’s ready! It’s ready! Our very first Halloween Special! Watch out for when the zombies stop dancing and begin the attack. p.s. Thank you Rod Temperton and Michael Jackson!

Halloween Movie Posters

Things are getting spooky at the Enrichment Center! As we put the finishing touches on our Halloween Special we couldn’t resist taking a moment to show off our costumes. Some are scary, some mysterious, but one thing is certain: they’re all amazing! Without further ado, here they are: the Halloween Special movie posters!