When did you start making art? The LCAC has been open for 18 years! We opened with two goals: to facilitate a rotating gallery (that often hosts community related exhibits gratis) and to have a community space where adults and children can learn art. Did you always want to be an artist? What are some other jobs you have had? Since our beginning, we have always been open to the public and invested in sparking new ways of seeing and thinking through the experience of art and culture.
How did you end up in Livingston? 18 years ago a group of artists that lived here got together and decided their needed to be a community space for sharing art and education with everyone. The practice and development of art creates critical thinking and reaches across the boundaries of economics/education and family status.
Who inspires you? A student from the HRDC Headstart program, proudly seeing their art work displayed on our gallery walls for the very first time.
What is your soundtrack while you work? Whoever wants to volunteer in the gallery gets to pick their own soundtrack! We’ve heard it all. What’s your favorite thing about Livingston? That so many artists choose to make their home here, and that they share their talents with the Center. It is so unique to have so many skilled people of varying medias and talents that come and share them through teaching and workshops.
Anything else? We have a public classroom space that anyone can teach in, and that we put on 4 months of community related exhibits gratis. We have a couple of “shop dogs” that rotate through and love pets. At the end of the day, we think that people having the opportunity to see/learn their art, and to see the art of their neighbors is pretty magical.