We are super excited to offer this program- the theme this year is “Every Picture Tells a Story”
And Greene County is full of historical places that are rich with history!
Link to Facebook event page is HERE
Check out the Fayette County Cultural Trust’s happenings HERE– So much fun!
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!
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!
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.
As we head into Spring 2015 and move into programming for the warmer months, we thought it would be a great opportunity to look back into some of the past moments in the Monon Center’s history. We hope to move forward in the community and fulfill the mission that has been stalled in the last few years with a renewed liveliness and vigor inspired by our community’s history
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.
What is this Monon Center all about?
The answer comes straight from from it’s bylaws…
|Basket Making 2013|
|Setting up for Art Blast On The Mon 2013|