The Art Gardner

Something Kind of Wonderful
March 15, 2010, 6:06 pm
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Today I finally went to visit Wonderroot Community Arts Center. Chris Appleton, the Executive Director/Founder, gave me a tour of the facility. Situated in a ramshackle house on Memorial Drive, it’s not a fancy place, but it’s clear that the people who created it have a genuine love for the arts and want to share that love with the community. It’s a tremendous resource for fledging artists–for a $10 monthly membership (or $60 for a year) you get unlimited access to facilities such as a ceramics studio with kiln and wheel, a darkroom, a recording studio, and a digital media lab complete with several Macs loaded with CS and video editing software. Additionally, members can take classes and workshops for free. Classes in March include Photoshop, Illustrator, Final Cut Pro, Bookbinding, and Poetry. I am planning on joining and taking advantage of some of the classes asap.

Also–for those interested in pursuing a career in nonprofit–I found a link on Philanthropy Today about a live discussion happening tomorrow at noon eastern time: Hotline: Advice on Navigating a Nonprofit Career. I won’t make it, because I will be at a class at the Foundation Center. If anyone out there joins, let me know how it was!


Artist Spotlight: Don Robson
February 28, 2010, 11:48 pm
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Bear Baiter and Bear

Bear Baiter and Bear

I am lucky enough to have many friends who are far more talented than I when it comes to art. One of those friends is Don Robson. In addition to my painting classes at Callanwolde, I have been taking private lessons with Don. He’s a wonderful teacher and, as you can see, a talented painter. Right now, Don has his work in a show at Wonderroot called Film Noir. It’s up for another week if you want to check it out. More of Don’s work is below.