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Ken J.

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Review for Friends Of The Visual Arts, Salem, OR, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The Willamette Art Center in Salem, Oregon has become a great place for many people in Salem. The center is for anyone who is interested in working with both clay and glass. It works for artists who are deeply interested in their craft, for those who just want to take a class to find out if it is something they like and even for the family who might want to spend a Sunday afternoon working with clay. This can be done at a program called "Family clay Sunday". I have been involved at the WAC
volunteering as a Monitor and also making bowls for the 'Empty Bowls" project where we make bowls to be sold at a fund raising sale for Marion/ Polk food Share. We made over $15,000 last year.

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

Having a place to work on my own creations. I have had a studio at my own home but find it is better to have the mess somewhere else. I also love to interact with all of the other artist/potters who come to the WAC.

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

The only thing that I would change is having more space.

Role:  Volunteer & I am a morning monitor. A monitor greets, cleans, and takes care of sales of clay and tools. We also register people for classes and can work on our own things if time allows.