The WCAA has grown another year older, completing its
12th year. Moving to 1023 Main Street at Maude Alley gave our
members the opportunity to share their work with the community. We held some
member shows and solo shows, with more to come. If you have interest in
showing, the opportunity is there. Information can be found on our newly
created blog, waynecountyartblog.blogspot.com. Many thanks to Gloria Tabares,
who has helped create our blog and website, full of information about this
summer’s studio tour.Our annual
general membership meeting was held on April 27th with reports from
each committee. The Monday movie night series is finishing out another
successful season and will be preparing a new line up of interesting movies for
the upcoming fall. Summer is the time to get out and enjoy all of what the
outdoors can offer, so movie night is also doing other things! The Studio Tour
Committee has worked tirelessly making sure all “I’s “ are dotted and “T’s”
crossed, which is a bigger job than anyone would think, unless they are on the
committee! Cynthia Hanson has been the chairperson for this huge event. Our
membership has increased with the constant attention from the membership
committee’s hard work….thanks to Nancy Dymond and Yanni Glykokokalos. We thank
all members from all the committees for their dedication to the WCAA, along
with the board members’ dedication to help infuse more art into our community.
It takes many hands to keep the Wayne County Arts Alliance in working order.
Paul Ludick, who has served as president for the past
year and has worked tirelessly to keep WCAA at the forefront of what is
happening in our community, stepped down following the member meeting. We
recognize the hard work and devoted hours Paul has given our organization and
thank him for his tremendous leadership. Ellen Silberlicht has now moved into
the president’s position with the board electing Colette Ballew as 1st
VP. The remaining board members are Ted Malakin-2nd VP, David
Harvey-Treasurer, Mary Colgan-Secretary, Cheryl Batcher, Joe Kluck, and Gina
At the member meeting there were no nominations for
new board members, thus, the board has appointed Pat Dennis and Anna
Scarfalloto to round out the board.
The Wayne County Arts Alliance is just that….a community
based volunteer organization for artists and art supporters in our county. We
are a working board, which means, each person is involved with a committee. We
are encouraging more people to become involved. More hands create connections
within our community and less work for all, keeping the joy in the organization
and passing it on to our community.
There is a bumper sticker that reads “Be the change
you wish to see in the world” If we want Wayne County to support the arts and
offer more in the Arts, we must step up and help make that happen.
The current show at the WCAA Gallery @ Maude Alley is
called Collective Mind. This is an opportunity for all to share their vision
for our community and our organization. We hope you make time to stop in and
leave your mark. On Saturday, the 31st of May, we will have a closing of this
show from 5-7. Please come out and see what others, like you, envision for our
area. There will be music by Moppy and the Goons. After our “closing”
celebration, we will return to the regular openings, held every first Saturday
of the month from 4-7. There is some great artwork to see this summer and fall.
Please take the time to enjoy the artwork on display.
The board is grateful for those who have helped
continue the WCAA’s mission and invites others to get more involved.
Any suggestions, questions,
and what not, please send to email@example.com. We hope to hear
Wayne County can become a
dynamic community supporting the arts, we just need your involvement.
Enjoy the summer
months…….we’ve all been waiting for abundant gardens and plenty of sunshine!
The May show at the gallery is where you have a chance to participate. Add your 2 cents....3 cents if you have more! There are some shared visions already posted....but there is room for more ideas! Share your mind, your vision, what do you wish for our community, for the Wayne County Arts Alliance? Stop in and post your ideas. There are blank papers for large ideas and post-it-notes for comments.