A Note from Becky~

In the last few months CALC has launched powerful programs such as SOS Creating Hope, released 400 butterflies of courage through Wings of Hope, celebrated our special From the heART Award recipient Maureen Reed, served over 425 youth in our extensive summer camp program, and hosted stimulating exhibits both in our gallery and in “galleries” throughout downtown…plus so much more. We do not do this alone! This is only accomplished with the support of committed donors, volunteers and our many community partners. Every day I am grateful to each of these supporters because they understand that the arts change lives and together we can meaningfully engage our community through the arts. The other not-so-secret ingredient to making all of this happen is our CREW! Not one of these programs, events, exhibits, installations, classes, or summer camps could happen without Amanda, Cathy, Maureen and Carrie. They work tirelessly not only to bring the arts to our community, but they bring their hearts to CALC everyday and go above and beyond to ensure every offering is special and exceeds expectations. They inspire me and CALC could not do all of this without them!! Now get ready because CALC is not slowing down this fall! Along with after-school programs, a full slate of classes, a free lecture series, exhibits, and exciting CALC Collaborative plans we have some spectacular events you won’t want to miss—so mark your calendars:
Art on the Farm, October 5 ✔
mARTini Auction, Saturday, November 23 ✔


CALC Member News

Congratulations to CALC members and friends for acceptance into 2019’s Art of the State exhibit: members Kirsten Olson, Sue Frotscher, Linda Benzon, Donna Berk Barlup, Irene Van Buskirk, and Gay McGeary, plus Richard Hoff (past exhibitor), Brent Good (Juror - 2016 Members’ Exhibit), and Amie Bantz (CALC instructor and current CASD teacher). The exhibit at the State Museum in Harrisburg runs through September 8.

Linda Young, CALC member artist and watercolor instructor, has been elected as President of the PA Watercolor Society and also serves as their workshop coordinator.

Ellen Jenkins, photographer, had a piece accepted into the HAA Annual Juried exhibit, plus was awarded in both the Lancaster Art Assoc. exhibit and the Hanover Area Arts Guild.

Donna Mitchell has been juried into Signature Membership status in the Maryland Pastel Society and also into Accredited Membership status in the Maryland Society of Portrait Painters.

Scholarship Opportunities!

The Chris Thorpe Foundation is dedicated to providing lifelong learning opportunities for those who choose to follow a path of personal achievement and civil responsibility- values that Chris shared. The foundation is happy to offer scholarships for art classes at CALC to youth and adults.

Pick up an application at CALC!

CALC Art Teacher

Are you interested in teaching children’s classes at Carlisle Arts Learning Center. CALC is always looking for talented, energetic, exible teachers with creative and fun ideas!    Call Maureen Madio at (717) 249-6973