Behind the Scenes of Academy Award winner for Costume Design: Colleen Atwood

The Hollywood Reporter talks with Colleen Atwood about her amazing work on Disney’s Alice in Wonderland.

Creativity, Community and Common Ground

Contributed by Pat Quinn
A definition of Creativity:
Creativity is the ability to produce something new through imaginative skill, whether a new solution to a problem, a new method or device, or a new artistic objects or form. The term generally refers to a richness of ideas and originality of thinking. Psychological studies of highly creative people […]

Elizabeth Parris in The Big Splash [video]

Enjoy a close up of one of our ten amazingly talented “Big Splash” exhibiting artists.

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If you build it, he will come…

Go the distance….
Contributed by Julie Bond, EAC Board Member

Field of Dreams:   Every time I drive up to the new EAC location at EHS for an opening exhibit, this is what comes to mind when I see the the line of cars coming into the parking lot.  The sight reminds me of the voice in […]

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Is it possible to channel a kid’s creativity?

Contributed by Tona Arth-Rowett

I’m a new stepmom. This is really cool, because I never thought I’d get the opportunity to parent, and now in my 40’s, I’m opened to a whole new world of experiences. The kids are 5 and 12, so my experiences are on a pretty broad spectrum.

One of the aspects of children […]

Marketing Research: Art or Science

Contributed by Tona Arth-Rowett

I just started teaching Marketing Research at a local state University.  I’ll be really honest with you:  it’s hard to convince students that Marketing Research is fun, or even somewhat fun.  Heck, sometimes it’s even hard to convince myself.

But then, the textbook slapped me upside the head to help me think differently. […]

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Support the Creative Spirit

Because you are a living, breathing human being.
Contributed by Julie Bond, EAC Board Member

Sometimes it feels as if we’ve lost the connection within our culture with regards to the importance art plays in our everyday function as human beings.  The creative hand touches everything that we do on a daily basis.  Museums would not exist […]

The New Edwardsville Arts Center Gallery in pictures

Below are photos of the new Edwardsville Arts Center gallery located at the Edwardsville High School. We are so thrilled to be open and have been encouraged by the amazing out-pour of support and visitors. We look forward to filling this gorgeous gallery with wonderful exhibits for the community. If you missed an opportunity to […]