WCA-MI visits the James R. DeSana Center for Arts and Culture in Wyandotte

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WCA members at DeSana Center, Director Tammy Trudelle third from left.

Not content with merely attending the opening of Pat Izzo and Martine MacDonald at Rivers Edge Gallery on November 17, WCA members took a side trip to the new home of the Downriver Council for the Arts, where Executive Director Tamara Trudelle took us on a tour of the former Masonic Lodge. This beautiful building now houses 2 large art galleries, meeting/class spaces, a theater space and four artists’ studios. The Center has a full-to-bursting schedule of art exhibits for both professional and community artists, general interest public meetings, theater and musical events and classes for young artists. The organization is financed by a small grant from the city of  Wyandotte, with additional support from foundations, corporations, members and volunteers, grants and fees from facility rentals, concerts and classes, fundraisers and gallery sales. We were so impressed by Tammy Trudelle, who manages to keep everything going with her energy and positive attitude. The DeSana Center is a wonderful resource for the area–something every town needs but few have.

Published by K.A. Letts

K.A. Letts is a painter living and working in the metro Detroit area.

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