Jordan River Arts Council

Gallery Hours: 1-4 p.m. Monday to Sunday -- During Exhibits Only

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Current Exhibit

Show Opening:
Sunday, September 9th, 1pm - 4pm

Open Daily 1 - 4pm
Exhibit Open Until October 5

"a brief moment. a quick kiss. a recycling. a paper transaction. a lack of significance. a used admission. a seed. a space. ice. sand. wind."

it's e.p.h.e.m.e.r.a.l.

Dual Workshops: Blacksmithing or 3D Felting

Saturday, September 22 ~ 10am - 3pm

Blacksmithing Workshop

Ever wanted to work with hammer and anvil and forge?  That opportunity will happen on Saturday, September 22, at the Wagbo Farm, in East Jordan, Michigan.  Area blacksmith and fine wood worker, Will Crump, is offering an introductory blacksmithing workshop, under the auspices of the Jordan River Arts Council, for ages 13 and up.  Participants 18 and younger must be accompanied by an adult who is also registered for the class. The workshop, which runs from 10 - 3, will offer students the chance to make one of several items listed below. Workshop space is limited; cost for JRAC members is $15; non-members $35.  All you need to bring is a lunch, leather gloves and safety glasses; and to   wear long pants and shoes. Will's blacksmithing workshop is being held in conjunction with a 3D felting workshop offered by his wife, Mary Crump.

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3D Felting Workshop

Imagine sculpting an animal figure from wool, displaying it in your home, perhaps as an ornament on your Christmas tree; or, better yet, seeing the delight in a child's eyes when it is presented as a gift!  Professional felter, Mary Crump, is offering to teach the skills involved in 3D felting on Saturday, September 22, from 10 - 3, downstairs in the Jordan River Arts Council's historic Carnegie building, in East Jordan, Michigan. The workshop, sponsored by JRAC, is open to those 13 and up; however those 18 and younger must be accompanied by an adult who is also registered for the class. Workshop space is limited. Cost to JRAC members is $15; non-members, $35.  All you need to bring is a lunch and a photograph of the animal you'd most like to sculpt.  All other materials will be provided.  Mary's felting workshop is being offered in conjunction with a blacksmithing workshop taught by her husband, William Crump.

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About Us

As a leader of the Jordan River area's cultural community, the Jordan River Arts Council promotes, encourages, and nurtures the artistic endeavors of local residents and provides an organized framework through which quality workshops, classes, exhibits, programs and performances can be presented.

Recognizing its responsibility to nurture art in daily living and to provide participation opportunities in all areas of the arts, JRAC serves a diverse and growing community. To accomplish this mission, the Arts Council relies upon a volunteer Board of Directors and the cooperation and support of area communities.

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Photos from Kids Camp 2018

Kids from East Jordan Elementary visited JRAC throughout the summer to work with Cynthia Tschudy and guest teachers Dawn Swaim and Penny Postma on different fun projects from collages to ceramic fish!

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