Dear Friends of The Creative Center,
It appears we are at the end of our run. The momentum of the organization’s renewed efforts did not produce the revenue needed to continue. We have enjoyed some successes, creative adventures, and most importantly, the growth of our family of friends. The entire leadership team, staff and board of directors, wish to express our gratitude for your support of our gallery shows, creative workshops and collaborations, special events, etc.
We do intend to carry out plans for our two significant projects, currently in the works; “The Denim Project” and a service project providing denim pet beds for animal shelters, both partnerships with the Wrangler Division of the Vanity Fair Corporation. Details are being worked out for the two projects to continue, and all participating parties will be kept updated throughout the process.
While the developments are difficult for all of us, we are “creatives” at heart. This means we have an innate willingness to adapt, evolve, and soar. So, lets do that. Lets continue to support each others’ creative journeys, knowing all the while the world is truly a better place with art.
Thank you all for the time, talent, and treasure you have shared with the Creative Center over the years. We wish you the very best.
Joseph Wright, Executive Director
"While The Creative Center is closing as a formal entity, I want to thank you all for lending your energy and participation to our vision. Life is short but the people we meet along the way who inspire us make it sweet. I truly enjoyed meeting with you all monthly and getting to know you. I will continue to be involved in the creative evolution of Greensboro and will keep you up to date on projects and people with whom I am working. I am sure you will each be following your own muse and pursuing your passions as well. Our paths will cross again."
Board Chair, The Creative Center
Dear Joseph and the rest of The Creative Center Family,
Thank you for the heads up about the decision to close The Creative Center. I understand, only too well, what its like to make a non-profit viable in such an economic climate, let alone with so few people sharing the lifting.It is hard to believe such a good idea is coming to an end, but I trust the good that was begun will live on in the world in some way. Many have found a sanctuary here to discover or rediscover their true selves. Churches learned to worship, organizations how to add light, and artists how to dance with the spirit within. As a community, we also lifted each other up in ways that allowed us to become more than was possible alone. Whether through book or discussion groups, singing a requiem, performing a musical, or displaying art, this was a grand experiment, and I pray the grace and creativity that flowed through our collective lives will continue to flow for years to come.
I know much will continue without The Center in the building, but I want to thank those who came and walked among us for whatever time they did. I am particularly grateful to those who understood the vision and, as my father-in-law used to say, “left more wood on the pile than they used.” My heart is grateful for all of which we have been a part, and look forward to continuing to fight the good fight with those who will remain in the building.