With gratitude: we have a HOME for ART

With our thanks for your support for ASCC’s 2018 Capital Campaign and Annual Fund.  ASCC had to raise a combined $45,000 by December 31, 2018 to receive the donation of the historic 1880 schoolhouse and land (just shy of an acre) that we occupy.  The community is invited to a reception for the art exhibit “Simple Gifts” at ASCC on Saturday February 9 from 5-7 pm (snow date February 16) to celebrate the donation with free refreshments.  An additional public celebration will be announced.

We’d like to extend our most heartfelt thanks to Nicole Furnée, owner of  The Chatham Bookstore, who is donating the structure and land.  She was a member of the founding Board of ASCC.  Furnée was raised in the Netherlands and has lived in Columbia County for two decades. She is a strong supporter of the arts, environment and education, and is mother and step-mother of four grown children, and grandmother to three grandchildren.  Nicole resides with her husband, Thomas, in Ghent, NY.

We have great things ahead.  ASCC’s Board and Executive Director are working on a strategic plan in 2019 to expand programming and to continue to build our donor base.  We welcome your feedback!   We are entering our seventh year of operation and serve nearly 1800 people annually with free and affordable art programming.  Exhibits, lectures and classes are held in ASCC’s schoolhouse, and we do free art outreach with 9 community libraries, work with 5 school districts, and do additional programming at community festivals and senior centers.

Learn more about volunteering at ASCC, including adopting one of ASCC’s 12 perennial garden beds to care for over the upcoming season, or to join as a member.  ASCC also seeks new Board members as it enters this period of growth.

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