Visual Arts Programs
until we resume to in-person events
Classroom Watercolor instruction
Plein Air Painting instruction
Fine Craft Shows
Artisans who create hand-crafted jewelry, knitting, quilting, soaps and so much more come and sell their wears at our events.
Our first gallery event was switched from in-person to online due to Covid 19. But as we adapted, these exhibits have reached a huge audience to much excitement and remain on our website for years to come.
In 2019, TCCC created its Visual Arts component. Our recently updated gallery will soon be dedicated to Maaike Hoekstra, TCCC’s late president. Maaike’s spirit was deeply invested in supporting the visual arts in our community.
With the support of the Anne Anastasi Family Foundation, the Visual Arts team has been able to significantly develop Maaike’s dream of making a home for the visual arts at TCCC. A gifted ceramics artist and teacher herself, Maaike recognized the need for a place where the many professional and aspiring artists in our community could come to create and share their work.
In our first year, the VA team presented crafts exhibits in the repurposed historic TCCC carriage shed and offered several watercolor and plein air painting classes within the center. The work of the talented watercolor artists has been displayed, complete with an open reception, with many more openings to come.
Plans are currently underway for an expanded VA program to continue painting classes, crafts workshops, fine art exhibits, and children’s events as soon as Covid 19 restrictions are lifted.
Be sure you are on the Tompkins Corner’s Mailing List to get the latest on all upcoming events.
Dr. Kathleen Hoekstra
Visual Arts Chair