Letter from Executive Director Suzi Hudson

Dear Friends,

While summer may have flown by all too fast, the beauty of fall’s changing colors and familiar rhythms feels grounding. Fall is the perfect time to reflect, move inward, and listen to quieter voices. White Bear Center for the Arts offers you endless opportunities.

Our fall catalog is full of classes to help you connect to your creative process. New and returning artists offer you ways to use mindfulness in poetry, journal creatively, or make a personal mandala or a unique meditation bracelet. However, moving inward does not mean you must move indoors. Crisp fall air makes for a perfect time to cook outside.

Imagine baking focaccia or stirring up a paella with friends over an open fire. Does it get any better? For you potters, Zac Spates offers another opportunity to experience firing a wood-fire kiln. How about surrendering to the lure of the OSilas Labyrinth to guide your artistic path? Have you walked it lately? Mary Silvaroli Daul will show you how walking the labyrinth can help you connect the cycles of your life to the seasons of the year. There are also wonderful field trips coming up, so please join us!

Additionally, we are delighted to share a stunning exhibition of Mata Ortiz pottery in the Ford Family Gallery, opening September 12th (see inside front cover and page 1 for details.) This special exhibition is the first of many unique cultural events made possible through funds from WBCA’s Legacy Endowment Circle. Our endowment is ensuring White Bear Center for the Arts remains at the forefront of supporting a vibrant and culturally rich community. Thank you to the extraordinary donors who are making this possible. Please let us know if you would like to learn how you can join this inspiring circle of support.

If you need more reasons to connect with us this fall, just turn the page. There are so many amazing opportunities offered just for you.

See you soon,

Suzi Hudson

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