VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH - KATHY DEORNELLAS
Kathy joined the HCAC volunteer squad this summer and quickly became a great supporter of HCAC. Kathy docents in our downtown gallery weekly, sometimes even twice a week! In the fall, Kathy joined the HCAC volunteer committee, which is a sub-committee of the HCAC Board of Directors. This winter, she’s taken over the docent volunteer training program. Kathy donates her time teaching others how to donate their time – it doesn’t get better than that! Kathy is a dependable and an all-around great energy to have at HCAC! Thank you, Kathy, we enjoy having you on our team!
SPECIAL VOLUNTEER PROJECTS
September 2021, BearWaters Brewing Company: Riverside Mural Project
HCAC’s Marketing & Membership Coordinator, Lauren Medford was approached about painting a mural for Canton’s Bearwaters Brewing Company. The local business was flooded after tropical storm, Fred in August. Lauren jumped into action by designing the mural and organizing our talented artist members and volunteers. Medford explains, “many of our artist members and volunteers asked how they can help those in our community affected by the severe flooding. When this opportunity was presented, HCAC knew this would be a great way for us to give back to our community in a creative way!”
If you would like to be involved in our next special project, become an artist member to receive our “Artist Member Top Two Newsletter” which highlights two weekly opportunities for artists!
Docenting is perhaps the most important volunteer activity anyone can donate to HCAC. Docents keep our gallery open and allow HCAC to promote and sell artist member artwork. HCAC would not be where it is today without many dedicated individuals who give their time by sitting behind our docent desk, selling artwork and promoting HCAC programs.
QUILT BLOCK PAINTING
HCAC’s quilt block program is almost 100% volunteer run. Program Coordinator Janet Steinke donates her time ordering and picking up supplies, coordinating with volunteers, designers, and customers, and painting the blocks.