Enhancing talents of Adults & Youth through Arts & Crafts, Music, Performing
Arts & Creative Art Programs
Some of our past projects:
District Fine Arts Festival
Art baskets to YWCA Domestic Violence Shelter
School Art Docent Programs
Showcase of local child artist performers & school bands
Quilt Square for GFWC State Convention Quilt (proceeds supported the Visual Arts Talent Contest)
Make It Bowls & Plates (members & children created)
Reflective Trick or Treat bags were decorated at the local Children’s Safety Fair
Music tapes to Union Station
"Save Our Outdoor Sculptures" project
Sponsored preservation of GFWC historic landmark building
Support of McGroarty Art Center
Roberta Kurtz Scholarship for the Arts - Roberta Kurtz was a long time member of our Club, and upon her passing, she left us an Endowment Fund. This Fund was to be used to grant a Scholarship each year to a deserving graduating high school senior majoring in the Arts. Each year, we honor her wishes, and award a $500 scholarship to an outstanding art student. We present the scholarship at a Student Festival held at our Club in May. Depending on what the student’s art talent is, either their art is showcased or they play their instrument for parents, students & club members in attendance.
McGroarty Arts Center is located in the historic former home of California Poet Laureate John Steven McGroarty. The Art Center hosts many classes. Our Club has donated money in support of the Center. The objectives are to provide affordable art instruction for adults and children, to promote the fine, literary & performing arts through instruction, and to provide a venue in which artists can display or perform their work.
LCWC members manned the art booth for children & created a combination coloring and educational pages for a children’s craft table at the Annual Arbor Day held by the Crescenta Valley Town Council. This year (2014) the local Rosemont Preserve was honored. The raccoon, coyote, western grey squirrel, bobcat and mule deer were each featured on an 8x11 sheet with a blurb containing their footprints, scat (scientific name for fecal matter) and short blurb about the creature found in our neighborhood.
Our Club’s Junior Section works with kids to create craft activities suitable for preschoolers through 2nd grade at their annual Breakfast with Santa. Approximately 60 children and their parents excitedly decorate holiday crafts each year.
Evening Section donated money to the local high school Graphics Art Department. The instructor bought tutorial supplies for the students that could be used on an individual basis, such as instruction books that the students could use to work at their own pace. We are pleased to help our local students have an opportunity to learn and develop skills in graphic arts.