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COWAN SLAVIN FOUNDATION CORP
February 20, 2012

The Cowan Slavin Foundation has supported 212 Arts Center and the artists and budding artists of the Saline community in ways that have helped them all become better. Not just better artists, but better at taking their art and the learning of art seriously - better at supporting one another and weaving together a close community of art enthusiasts that simultaneously welcomes more artists and art enthusiasts into that community. That balance of tight-knit and welcoming is indeed a rare thing to find. Artists of all ages interact with one another. Older artists find their eyes opening to new things, younger artists find that, too, but all ages start to look at one another as colleagues and valuable teachers. The artists at 212 Arts Center have all come to take their "games" more seriously, learning how to present their "products", how to merchandise, how to tell their stories. The Cowan Slavin Foundation has built a wonderful community in the 212 Arts Center.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

MY ROLE:
Client Served

COWAN SLAVIN FOUNDATION CORP
February 19, 2011

The 212 Arts Center has played such an important role in developing art and artists in the Saline Community. Artists gather there for the Friday morning Cake Eaters group and exchange ideas and opportunities, helping one another push their art to new levels, expanding their range in both materials and ideas helping one another get serious about exhibiting and selling their work. Many of the students are older women who've made things with their hands for years, or maybe even had an art degree, but are only now coming back to enjoying their creativity. 212 Arts Center has been pivotal for these people.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The classes I've taken have broadened my use of media and the exchange of ideas at the C enter have helped me think of my work in larger business terms. I've also had classes with my daughter and she now sells her work at a local gallery.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Purchase a larger space for the center so the classrooms could be slightly bigger and there would be a dedicated sales area.

MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field & I helped with the initial planning of the Arts Center.