Transitioning Treasurers

Update by Esmé Stevens & Joan McCandless

As a 43-year resident of Wrightwood, Rose Burcher has a long history of community service. Her 37-year career in banking made Rose uniquely qualified to serve as the founding treasurer for the Wrightwood Arts Center (WAC). With Jan Vondra, she led the organization through the 501©3 nonprofit application process and kept the organization “balanced.”

“While it is time for me to step down as WAC Treasurer, it has been a real pleasure working with the dedicated board to offer the community a wide variety of arts activities, an upcoming Arts & Wine Festival and build a coalition of artists and organizations to serve Wrightwood and beyond.” As a patron of WAC, Rose plans to stay involved and to enjoy being “happily retired.” Sincere thanks to Rose from all who have served with her. WAC appreciates her dedication, levity, and commitment!

Dylan Sveen (right) now takes Rose’s place as the Wrightwood Arts Center’s treasurer. Dylann, with her husband Kris Sveen, is the owner of Wrightwood Education Studio (WES, formerly Keyboard Art), a businesswoman and passionate musician, beyond proficient in many instruments including guitar, upright and electric bass, ukulele, and bass. She had the pleasure of studying composition, conducting, vocals, classical and jazz guitar, flute, among other instruments & styles. Her love for the Wrightwood community started through her teaching of guitar and ukulele. She quickly grew fond of the students, inspiring a desire to do more. Dylann and Kris (WES) strongly believe that “Creativity has helped us grow, heal, process, and find joy in ordinary beauty and everyday life.” The community can be assured that the role of treasurer will be filled by one whose love for the community and the arts will shine through her work. Welcome aboard Dylann Sveen!

Esmé Stevens is a senior in the Kolbe Academy Homeschool Program.
Joan McCandless is president of the Wrightwood Arts Center.

Holiday Wine & Watercolors with Gayle Dowling

 

The Wrightwood Arts Center is offering a free Zoom wine and watercolors class for adults at 1 p.m., Saturday, December 19th. Bring your own beverage and enjoy one of Gayle’s famous classes from the comfort of your own home. Space is limited!

Complete the simple entry form here to register. An email will be sent prior to the class confirming participation and providing a Zoom link.

The deadline to register is Thursday, December 17, 2020.

Free Halloween Zoom Class

 

The Wrightwood Arts Center is offering a free Zoom class for elementary-age students at 1:30 p.m. this Halloween.

With instruction from Leslie Sikes, kids will start simple by creating a black cat hand drawing and some flying bats! Using paint, chalk or colored pencils/crayons, kids will be led to create a background and a pumpkin or two. These will be merged for a complete Halloween ART creation!

Complete the simple entry form here to register. An email will be sent to each student prior to the class confirming participation providing a Zoom link.

The deadline to register is Wednesday, October 28, 2020.