Our water heater blew up just before the start of 2021 and we were served with a 5K bill to get it replaced. Though we were very fortunate with the success of our Giving Tuesday fundraiser, this expense threatens to wipe out most of the funds raised as well as cut into the budget for our GüttenHigh program launching in February. We're asking for those that can, to please donate to this GoFundme campaign and help.
There are still 20 woodcut prints left from our earlier fundraiser and we'll include one with the first 20 donations of $100 or more.
Thank you for your continuing support of the studio and the programs we've launched all over the world in our six years in existence. We would never be able to do this without you!
GüttenHigh is a new program that extends free art classes to 10 creatively oriented local middle and high school students every semester. GüttenHigh will offer courses in drawing, printmaking ceramics and sculpture on a weekly basis taught by bilingual instructors sourced from the artist community of Guttenberg Arts. We will host 2 sessions a week splitting the students into groups of five to provide a safe and inspiring environment.
Guttenberg Arts can not imagine what the creatively inclined students are going through by not being able to access instruction or facilities and how important it is to develop their disciplines at this age.
We would like to help in any way we can and hope that this program can make things easier for students, parents and teachers. We believe that empowering students to develop creative and critical thinking, social emotional competencies, and intellectual and expressive abilities will allow them to become active, contributing members of a global society.
Guttenberg Arts is dedicated to increasing opportunities for artists that encourage artistic evolution while creating cultural experiences for the community that promote creative thinking. Since 2014, we have promoted the visual arts through providing practicing artists with the space and time to develop their work, engage with the public, and expand their community.
Participating artists benefit from increased career opportunities and public exposure through peer collaboration and promotion to curators and collectors in the tri-state area.We enable artists to explore new techniques in our studio (a 4,500 sf facility for the visual arts accommodating working in 2-D & 3-D including printmaking and ceramics) and to share their experiences through artistic mentorship, creating new opportunities for artistic evolution.
Supporting Guttenberg Arts will provide artists the space and time they need to develop work that represents the uniqueness of their voice and the platform to share it. Guttenberg Arts hosts a dynamic array of public programming that includes, free community workshops for all ages, panel talks and artist lectures providing diverse perspectives and actively engaging a range of audiences inspiring new dialogs. Guttenberg Arts aims to be a cultural cornerstone that serves the arts and artists within the community to create meaningful experiences.