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.
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, like paper or canvas. A stylus is just a new tool, like a paintbrush, pencil, or pastel stick.
The Enrichment Center introduced a new Media Arts component this summer. Twice-weekly classes introduced media devices, such as Apple iPads, Apple TV, Wacom Intuos Creative Stylus (styli?), Continue reading
We’re upping our game… The EC will now be offering matted prints of artworks by selected EC artists, in addition to individual and boxed sets of note cards. Images, sizes, and prices to come.
The EC artists will be selling prints and note cards, along with ceramic ornaments– letters and hearts– at the 2015 Holiday Artisan Fair. If you’re looking for a gift, be it for others or for yourself, come to the Merced Multicultural Arts Center at 645 W. Main Street on Friday, Dec 4th, 11am-6pm, and Saturday, Dec 5th, 10am-2:30pm.
In addition to the goods for sale in our booth, we will have more amazing ceramic creations on exhibit, which are also available for purchase. The EC artists have spent the last few months working in paper clay, and the results are beautiful. In the glass case on the 2nd floor landing– paper clay houses and buildings. In the glass case on the 3rd floor landing– paper clay bowls and vessels. We’ll have more details about EC art on exhibit next week… WE PROMISE!
Introducing the new Enrichment Center Opinion Poll. The artists are curious about other artists and art lovers. So, every Friday, we will be asking a new question. Last Friday, we asked what your canvas preferences were– pre-stretched canvas, canvas panel, or stretch-your-own. Here is a link to today’s opinion poll, which asks about your FAVORITE ARTIST.
The Enrichment Center occupies a healthy section of the 3rd floor of the Merced Multicultural Arts Center. As the resident arts program, we manage the “gallery” space on the 3rd floor. We try to change the exhibited artists to coincide with the changing exhibits in the actual public galleries on the 1st and 2nd floors. This season, we are featuring the work of Carolina Mendez, who just recently left the program, Denise Saelee, Koi Saechao, and a multi-artist tribute to Vincent Van Gogh in reproduction. These are short video tours of the featured work: