A Letter from our Board President - Judith Weber

 

Dear Friends of Clay Art Center,

I would like to take this moment to provide an update on what’s happening in and around CAC at this time. As most of you know, Leigh Taylor Mickelson has recently left Clay Art Center and we are in the process of beginning to interview candidates for the position of Interim Executive Director. Change is difficult and we all need time to take a breath and a long look at where we are and where we want to go. We are fortunate to have, during this transition, a staff of amazingly talented people.

Storytime in Clay - The Great Race

Storytime in Clay - The Great Race

Adam has become Exhibitions Manager and his first exhibition of the year, THE GREAT RACE, was a raving success. If you haven’t been in the gallery… this is a not- to- miss experience. On Saturday, March 9th, we invited the community to STORY TIME; where Joy Kelly, actor, director and story teller narrated the travels of the 12 Chinese zodiac animals to the Jade Emperor to solidify their place in the calendar.



David has become the Education Manager and is in the throes of putting out the Spring Brochure. Kelly has been doing her usual wonderful job as Community Arts Manager and continues, with her new Community Arts Liaison Zeltzyn Sanchez Gomez, to offer opportunities on and off-site for youth to enjoy the benefits of having transformative experiences with clay.

Along with Wendy, Brandon, Nancy and Don, we have new staff at the front desk---Regina Farrell-Fagan, and all our tried and true regulars are busy making sure that nothing falls through the cracks and that Clay Art Center will continue to be “the place to be” for all of us who love to learn about and create with CLAY!

Judith Weber accepting our grant from ArtsWestchester. LtoR: Judith Weber, Hans-Jakob Wilhelm (Director, Ballet de Ameriques), Nancy Barr (Legislator for District 6), Farooq Kathwari (President, Ethan Allen & ArtsWestchester Board Member)

Judith Weber accepting our grant from ArtsWestchester. LtoR: Judith Weber, Hans-Jakob Wilhelm (Director, Ballet de Ameriques), Nancy Barr (Legislator for District 6), Farooq Kathwari (President, Ethan Allen & ArtsWestchester Board Member)

Because of your generosity CAC was able to collect an ArtsWestchester Challenge Grant for $5000 which I accepted along with our Legislator Nancy Barr. Coincidentally, she is being honored, along with Clay Art Center for its community impact, at the first annual awards dinner of Sustainable Port Chester Alliance on April 24th. VIEW INVITATION and come and join us!




Pots for Pets (April 6 - June 1), Pot by Doug Peltzman, Image by Tischman Pets Photography

Pots for Pets (April 6 - June 1), Pot by Doug Peltzman, Image by Tischman Pets Photography

We look forward to next month, when Pots for Pets, a national invitational of utilitarian works made for the “furry members” of our family opens on April 6. Residents Christine Fashion and Nikki Lau are busy preparing for their exhibition in June.




Essentially, I want everyone to know that we are in good shape. The plans for the year are in motion and we will continue to update everyone on what is happening.

Judith Weber, President

Clay Art Center

 
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