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Advocating for the Arts
Check out the PBS documentary series "Art & the Mind" to learn all about the powerful effect exposure to the arts has on everything from childhood development to disease prevention to world peace.
Then, make sure you explore our website to find out how you can get involved in the arts here at SCA!
Arts Boost the Economy... And Now There's Evidence!
We've always known that the arts are good for the growth and prosperity of the economy, but if you're looking for quantifiable proof, The Clyde Fitch Report has it. Read it by clicking here! Yet another reason to support nonprofits and the arts in general!
Our mission is to make art accessible, as well as to inspire people to discover the artist within...
Artist Spotlight: Nate Katz
Nate Katz, 23, leans over the table, a strip of Scotch tape stretched between his thumbs. He's focused on a small stack of paper in front of him, an inventory of some kind with thumbnails of movie covers in the top half and a list in 14-point font in the bottom half. He'd just updated the list, cut it to size, and now had it lined up with the thumbnails, ready to be made one by the power of Scotch.
Nate's father, Jeff, stands at the side of the table, talking about Nate's strip mall portraits which hang in clear glass frames on the surrounding walls. Some are long rows of stores from various Chicago-land suburbs. Others are just eight and a half by 11, on Nate's standard—computer paper—featuring before-and-afters of Dunkin Donuts and Burger King renovations, with floor plans of restrooms sketched out below the colored pencil portraits.
“Is this one real, Nate?” Jeff asks, holding one of the before-and-afters. Through the clear glass of the frame, the back side of the portrait's paper is visible. Two photos: one of a toilet, one of a sink.
“I don't know,” Nate replies, glancing up as he tears another strip of tape. “It's in my mind.”
Smithy Center for the Arts' Poe-etry Slam-- Michael Henrici reads "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe
The fabulously informative TV show "Mohawk Valley Living" recently made a return visit to SCA... click to view!