When we designed the new Center we created our lobby as a place for artists to express the connection between life on Earth and the human community. We had a sympathetic ear in our architectural team, Strekalovsky and Hoit. Cvey Strekalovsky, our team leader is a well-known South Shore artist.
Eleanor Whitney, one of the Center’s stalwart volunteers, has from the day we opened our doors, used the lobby as a satellite studio for her oil painting.
Younia Kowal, a power force in art, art education and architecture, is an extremely valuable part of the artistic piece of our Center. She has created T-shirts, post cards, name tags, flyers, wall graphics, exhibits, and even “Araquon Lodge,” an authentic full-sized Wompanoag longhouse in our Weezie Nature Center.
We now also offer a “window art” program. Artists and budding artists can create art on the many windows of the Center. Additionally, the Center hosts different types of camps and groups such as Go Kids Art Camp and the Wild Things playgroup, all of whom have the opportunity to practice, refine, or express their artistic abilities around our building.