Coming Soon! Art Blast!


 Saturday, September 5 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, September 6 from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
-Monon Center Invites you to put YOUR mark on the Traveling Community Collaborative Mosaic– This collaborative clay tile mosaic began at the Three Rivers Art Festival, and is made from the artwork of hundreds of community members throughout SW PA.  Each piece being combined together to make a beautiful, colorful, and unique mosaic expressive of the values of cooperation, communication, and collaboration while working/creating together towards a larger goal! We don’t know where it will end, but our dream is to see it installed in the Art Studio of the Monon Center!

 – Alternatively- You can keep you hands clean and have fun coloring a shirt provided by the Greene County Department of Parks and Recreation. And celebrate a great Summer Camp with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math!

Rural Arts Collaborative running strong!

MONON CENTER has much to be thankful for!

TheThe Monon Center is pleased to announce that we have been selected to recieve a GRANT for the Rural Arts Collaborative Suplement of $774.10 from the Community Foundation of Greene County Arts and Culture Fund. This fund was established by Mrs. Sally Cameron, a founder of the Foundation, to impact the Arts and Culture of the region.

And with the facilitation of second Tri County Training under our belt this June we have had a busy summer so far! Please enjoy a few images from the Teaching Artist Symposium held at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts!

 

FAYETTE COUNTY CULTURAL TRUST! Check out the article from the Tribune Review!

http://triblive.com/news/fayette/8833191-74/brigade-carpetbag-county#axzz3hkrsDaKx

First Training Session for Rural Arts Collaborative

 

RAC-BadgeOn Monday, May 18 the Rural Arts Collaborative will have its first Training Session and the Coordinators from Washington, Fayette and Greene Counties will meet at the Intermediate Unit 1 Center for Professional Development from 5pm to 7;30 pm.

Teaching Artist Becky Keck will facilitate the session that will allow the potential teaching Artists in Training to  explore topics covering Teaching Artist/Classroom Teacher Relationships, facilitated discussions about the program itself. Participants will be participating in the type activities  they will learn to lead as they move forward in their journey.

Candace 2014 Art Blast Activity 2Radel, Greene County Coordinator, also from the Monon Center, will address the required paperwork for participation.  Participarnts will have an oportunity for fellowship and discussion with the other County Coordinators Dan Cocks from the Fayette County Cultural Trust and Allison Kuzupas from Wash Arts thus gaining a clear understanding of each county’s unique approach to arts integration in their county.


 

What’s Coming Up?

The Monon Center has plans to create exhibits to showcase it’s collection of local and regional historical artifacts to give visitors a snapshot into what it was like to live in a small river town like Greensboro. Plans are to reestablish the basement studios to once again teach the fine crafts of woodworking, pottery, mosaics and nature printing. Community space in the Schoolhouse classrooms can be used to continue our existing educational programming, host group meetings, after school programs, senior activities and any other activities that fit our community-oriented mission.

A museum is not a stagnant collection of historical objects to be looked at through the glass of a display case, the historical connection of the past and present should be experienced through all of the senses so we can all learn from and appreciate our past while looking forward to our future.

Never lose you sense of humor!
Never lose your sense of humor!

First Training Session

RAC-BadgeOn Monday, May 18 the Rural Arts Collaborative will have its first Training Session and the Coordinators from Washington, Fayette and Greene Counties will meet at the Intermediate Unit 1 Center for Professional Development from 5pm to 7;30 pm.

Teaching Artist Becky Keck will facilitate the session that will allow the potential teaching Artists in Training to  explore topics covering Teaching Artist/Classroom Teacher Relationships, facilitated discussions about the program itself. Participants will be participating in the type activities  they will learn to lead as they move forward in their journey.

Candace 2014 Art Blast Activity 2Radel, Greene County Coordinator, also from the Monon Center, will address the required paperwork for participation.  Participarnts will have an oportunity for fellowship and discussion with the other County Coordinators Dan Cocks from the Fayette County Cultural Trust and Allison Kuzupas from Wash Arts thus gaining a clear understanding of each county’s unique approach to arts integration in their county.


 

 

“Housekeeping”

One of our goals for 2014 was to “get our house in order”. We implemented much needed policies and procedures (boring, yes, but necessary), gained access to the building and our files and began the tedious task of cataloging and documenting them, which brings us close to having all of our 2D works and records documented.

We began the BoardsWork! Program… Why? An organization achieves its best when it is supported by skilled and enthusiastic board members who bring energy and fresh ideas and enhance your board’s portfolio and skill set. The BoardsWork! program has helped our board clarify roles and responsibilities, sharpen strategic thinking and financial oversight, streamline policies and procedures and develop fundraising strategy. If you’re looking for new board members, BoardsWork! has a pool of trained, enthusiastic individuals from businesses such as American Eagle, Bayer Corporation, PNC and Alcoa waiting to serve on your board. We are honored to have received a partial scholarship from the Colcom Foundation to help us off set the cost of this program.