Associate Minister, Morgan R. McLean and MLUC member, Mary Stromquist presented a donation of $1526 to the Center for Creative Works this past week. The check, given on behalf of MLUC’s Offering Outreach program, will help the center build upon its already flourishing program.
"Center for Creative Works is a unique, studio-based vocational art program for adults with developmental & intellectual disabilities. We are committed to an environment in which our participants learn, engage, create, build skills, take ownership & pride in their work as well as their place in the community."
Located in Wynnewood, PA, the center offers three types of valuable opportunities to participants: Vocational, Art, and Community. The Vocational aspect of the program gives participants access to a professional silk screen print shop, a ceramics studio, a full art studio, and a commercial kitchen (They even have their own line of all-natural dog treats!). The Art aspect gives participants a chance to learn painting & drawing, ceramics, printmaking, music, and more. The Community aspect allows the artists to participate in Art Reach, as well as other cultural events and activities around the area.
The center reguarly holds exhibitions at their location and around the Philadelphia region, and participants were featured as MLUC's Artists of the Month in the Fireside Room in December 2014.
“These funds will go toward our new woodshop,” said Lori Bartol, Executive Director. Along with two other grants received by the center, MLUC’s donation will allow for the completion of a functioning woodshop with workbenches for the artists.
To learn more about the Center for Creative Works, or to make a donation, visit them online at www.centerforcreativeworks.org .