Monday Funday

In The Studio What better way to cruise into a new week than working on projects in the studio.  Yesterday was Monday– a studio day, when the EC artists are working on personal visual and performing arts projects. Studio 1: Studio 2:  

Yadira’s Dance Project

In The Studio:  Yadira Prado EC artist Yadira Prado has been with the Enrichment Center for over ten years.  She loves music she can dance to, and has been working on this dance project performed to Shakira’s song Ojos Asi for several months.  With the help of her backup dancers, EC artists Marlen Hernandez and…

In (And Out Of) The Studio

Break Time! Every artist needs to get out of the studio from time to time.  To get out into the fresh air, stretch the legs, take a moment to reflect, or just have a snack. The EC artists are no exception.  We are in the studio 5 hours a day, 5 days a week, 12 months…

Art Sales: Pricing and Value

Selling art is never easy. Any artist can have a hard time convincing the public that the prices they set are legitimate.  Outsider artists have a more difficult time because of the perception that their art is somehow less valuable, because the artist hasn’t received formal art training. That perception is most dangerous when it’s…

In The Studio: New Projects

Business As Usual January 2016 may be a new beginning, but it’s business as usual for the EC artists.  Our first post for 2016 is the first in a monthly series called IN THE STUDIO.  Today’s post is a slideshow of snapshots of EC artists working on new projects. Robert Garcia is working on a poster…

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…