In 2019, Tompkins Corners Cultural Center initiated its Visual Arts component. Their 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 their 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 their 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 include continuing painting classes, crafts workshops, fine art exhibits, and children’s events.
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Dr. Kathleen Hoekstra
Visual Arts Chair