The COVID-19 pandemic threatens everyone, everything we hold dear. We hope that you and your family are, and will remain, well. We hope, too, that the organizations and institutions we all depend on — from hospitals and food banks to grocery stores, cinemas, and arts organizations — will emerge still standing.
Like all nonprofits, the Truro Center for the Arts has been shaken to its core. Both campuses are closed until the end of July or until the Governor says it will be ok. In the meantime, all events, workshops and conferences through July have been cancelled or postponed to 2021.
Our story is still emerging. We have launched 20 inventive, exciting workshops in visual arts and writing in the past month through June and July and will launch August soon. We are excited about the response and the diversity in our programs being offered; workshops in Brushmaking, Painting, Poetry, Dog Photography, Building a website for Artists in Squarespace, hand-building in clay, sculpting in soapstone and more. But one of the most exciting projects we just launched is called the Yellow Door Salon, a new partnership with Michael David and his Gallery in Brooklyn called M. David & Company. In the Salon, we will offer critical feedback and professional development at a high level. This is a 4 month workshop. Every other week, artists will present their work and then will be matched up with other artists, critics and gallerists from NY and beyond. Guests include Judy Pfaff, Joan Snyder, David Cohen, Deborah Dancy, Peter Bonnard, Jen Samet and many more.
This is a true pivot of creativity for Castle Hill. We know that the Arts feeds the soul, we know the Arts brings something we all need especially during this time of isolation. Castle Hill is demonstrating resilience in stepping up, changing, growing and looking ahead at the new normal. We hope that you support us in the struggle to continue to shift and be there for the community!
Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill has served a single purpose for more than 48 years: to create an inclusive and supportive arts community by providing a wide range of artistic experiences to students at all levels of ability. Energized by a faculty of distinguished artists and writers and enlivened by a welcoming and engaging community, Castle Hill offers workshops, lectures, exhibitions, performances, special events and short-term artist residencies. Located in an exquisitely beautiful rural setting, Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill provides unique and inspiring learning experiences to all who come here.