Friday, November 2, 2012

Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre Celebration

Just a quick reminder that there will be a 40th Anniversary Open House at the Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre tomorrow and Sunday from 1:00 - 4:00.  I'll be there Saturday demonstrating machine piecing so drop by and say "hello".

Here's a brief history of the Creative Arts Centre.  I have been a member of the Oxford Quilters Guild that is a part of the CAC since 1988.  It's a wonderful facility so come out and have a look!


History of Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre

Ingersoll Creative Arts CentreThe Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre (ICAC) was started in 1972 by a small group of people who saw the need for artistic growth in the community. In the past 40 years we have grown into a unique organization with a membership of over 400 individuals, families and students, who actively participate in the multi-disciplined programs and exhibitions offered by the ICAC.
This 4500 square foot Centre includes a Fibre Arts Room, fully equipped Pottery Studio, Painting Studio, Exhibitions Gallery, and Gift Shop.
The Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre was established to provide the opportunity for creative expression and development of the people of this community. Under the instruction of highly qualified teachers and in an open, creative setting, people of all ages and economic levels have found a friendly, nourishing environment in which to explore this aspect of their “being”. For many this has provided a very satisfying leisure outlet and for a significant number, this has been a “launching pad” for exhibitions, awards and recognitions. It has helped many artists learn about and develop some expertise in operating a small business.
Mandate:  To provide the opportunity for creative expression and development for those of all ages in Ingersoll and its environs.  Our aim is to offer a creative setting in a friendly, nourishing environment, and to be financially accessible so that no one is excluded.
Mission Statement:  To promote creative activity in the local community and surrounding area by providing programs, workshops, class instruction, and special events in all art forms and for all ages and tastes.

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