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…

The Right Way

Ask ten artists, trained or untrained, for input on a particular medium or technique, and you’ll get ten different suggestions about the right way.  The ways may differ slightly or drastically.  The artists may be hardcore insistent, defensively indignant, or “whatevs” ambivalent about their way.  Get those ten artists together, and they’ll discuss and debate…

In The Studio: Anna At Work

Dear friends… This is the 2nd post of this video. I had to delete the first post, because I realized that I had uploaded the wrong video to YouTube.  (What?!!) There were no titles and no sound!  After some panic, a couple of stressed out tears, some research, and backtracking, I think I got it right. I…

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…

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…

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…