Category Archives: Recent News

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

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!

“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.

Welcome to the Monon Center

Monon Center Inc.
The Monon Center, based as a museum, provides inter-generational cultural enrichment serving the region of Southwestern Pennsylvania & neighboring areas of West Virginia. The Monon Center encourages interest, training and educational enrichment in the arts, history, science and culture of the region.
Programming
The Old School House was built around 1904, and throughout is time has seen many changes. But no matter what the changing times have brought, there is a common thread: art, community and preservation. 2014 marks the 4th year that the Monon Center has partnered with the Greene County Department of Parks and Recreation to offer art classes in all five of the county’s camp locations. Last year the 2013 Summer Art Camp Programming served 1,289 children in Greene County; it’s largest outreach effort to date. It also offered a Basket weaving workshop at the Greensboro Farmers Market and a Concrete Leaf Birdfeeder workshop.
Our goal is to continuously improve the summer camp program while seeking new ways to provide services to the rural community. We will do that by integrating a connection to the PA Arts and Humanities standards in each lesson plan, incorporate observational drawing and adding a collaborative art project to be displayed at the Art Blast on the Mon annual Festival on Labor Day Weekend.
Preservation
The Monon Center is more than an educational venue; the Old School House is home to hundreds of artifacts including Greensboro pottery, glass, art, and historical treasures from the Monnonghela region’s rich river history. Moving forward with our archiving process and preserving the building itself are also goals for the organization.

What is this Monon Center all about?

What is this Monon Center all about? 

The answer comes straight from from it’s bylaws…

Monon Center Inc.
The Monon Center provides an intergenerational cultural enrichment center serving the region of Southwestern Pennsylvania and adjacent areas of West Virginia, encourages interest in the arts, history, and culture, provides training and educational enrichment in the arts, and provides a community center at Greensboro, Pennsylvania.   
Programming
The Old School House was built around 1904, and throughout is time has seen many changes. But no matter what the changing times have brought, there is a common thread: art, community and preservation. 2014 marks the 4th year that the Monon Center has partnered with the Greene County Department of Parks and Recreation to offer art classes in all five of the county’s camp locations. Last year the 2013 Summer Art Camp Programming served 1,289 children in Greene County; it’s largest outreach effort to date. It also offered a Basket weaving workshop at the Greensboro Farmers Market and a Concrete Leaf Birdfeeder workshop.
Our goal is to continuously improve the summer camp program while seeking new ways to provide services to the rural community. We will do that by integrating a connection to the PA Arts and Humanities standards in each lesson plan, incorporate observational drawing and adding a collaborative art project to be displayed at the Art Blast on the Mon annual Festival on Labor Day Weekend.
Preservation
The Monon Center is more than an educational venue; the Old School House is home to hundreds of artifacts including Greensboro pottery, glass, art, and historical treasures from the Monnonghela region’s rich river history. Moving forward with our archiving process and preserving the building itself are also goals for the organization.

Summer 2013

Basket Making 2013

Setting up for Art Blast On The Mon 2013