Art On Center’s doors opened in June of this year: it started with one large shared studio in what is the former Mauch Chunk Jr./Sr. High in Jim Thorpe. Founders are Nancy Berchtold and Mary Bogin, retired art educators with diverse art backgrounds and strengths, and Helen Hartmann, retired from the NYC Transit system working in signage, graphic design, public policy and the ADA. In May, ART On Center reached out in search of people who wanted opportunities to grow artistically through art, crafts, ceramics, textiles, music, theater, writing, fitness, and other areas. The building itself has ample space to participate and expand to: a large gym, full stage,
many classrooms and a kitchen/pantry. The art studio and many of the rooms can serve as multi-purpose spaces. One of the gems of the building is the former home economics room, with two sinks and have applied for our first grant. We currently are individually renting art space within the building and are renting the large AOC studio space for lessons and activities.
We are very appreciative of the offer for the networking opportunity at noon and for the ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday, October 12 at 12:30. We would like to invite all in attendance for lunch after the ceremony. We are located at 410 Center Avenue, Jim Thorpe PA
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Carbon Chamber & Economic Development