-Note from Becky…

As the mother of two children, I understand what it is like to plan an entire summer, strategically scheduling summer camps and family vacations… in March—it is not easy! But as hard as it is, at the end of every summer I am grateful that my kids were able to have unique experiences that were both enriching and fun. Thanks to commtted staff and teachers, generous donors, and dedicated community partners, CALC is able to offer incredible summer camp opportunities to youth aged 3 to 14. I love seeing the kids each day at CALC laughing and creating together—it makes me want to go to camp! Thank you to each of you who are making CALC summer camps possible for over 400 kids this summer!


CALC Member News

Kim Stone won first place for her pastel painting, “Metro” in the drawing category in January at Harrisburg Art Association’s annual “Figuratively Speaking” exhibit.

Teri Oja won first place at the “Threads” exhibit for her fabric collage “Abstract Garden”. The exhibit was held in April at The Art Center School and Galleries in Mechanicsburg.

New member artist Barbara Passeri-Warfel, will be featured in the May 2017 issue of Harrisburg Magazine’s Gallery Space section as one of the area’s most prominent artists. The article will be accompanied by a few images of her paintings and charcoal drawings.

Ellen Jenkins photograph“Florida Clammer’s Cottage” was accepted into Art Association of Harrisburg’s 89th Annual International Juried Exhibition 2017, May 12 - June 15, 2017. Also accepted was Dennis Akin’s “An Urban Moment”.

Members with works accepted into 2017 Art of the State exhibit opening June 11 at the State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg include Clare Klaum with “Oriole Splashdown”, (her piece seen in our 2017 Member’s Exhibit), and Dennis Akin with “Stoop Stories” (seen at CALC in the Fall of 2016).

Sherry Knowlton’s latest suspense novel is out. In it, Alexa Williams runs afoul of the powerful fracking industry.  DEAD of SPRING is now available at Whistlestop Bookshop, Amazon, Sunbury Press, Barnes and Noble and wherever books are sold. 

Special Thanks to member artists exhibiting recently in the CALC sponsored off-sites: 

Andalusia Restaurant – Becky Myers; Castlerigg Wine Shop – Pat Walach Keough, Carol Reed; Carlisle Chamber of
Commerce – Diane Dintaman, Jean Macaluso; Carlisle Borough Hall – Sharon White, Jean Macaluso; and a special Thank-you to Leon and Erma Yost for organizing the always excellent Bosler Library group exhibits, including the
“Spotlight” at the rear entrance. Please stop by and admire the work of all our member artists! Any artist interested in
off-site exhibits can contact Cathy Stone.

To be included in the Member News, submit your news to: info@carlislearts.org with the subject line: Member News


Member’s Day of Art , Saturday, April 22

Mark your calendars to join CALC for a fun day just for members!


Scholarship Opportunities!

The Chris Thorpe Foundation is dedicated to providing lifelong learning opportunities for those who choose to follow a path of personal achievement and civil responsibility- values that Chris shared. The foundation is happy to offer scholarships for art classes at CALC to youth and adults.

Pick up an application at CALC!


CALC Art Teacher

Are you interested in teaching children’s classes at Carlisle Arts Learning Center. CALC is always looking for talented, energetic, exible teachers with creative and fun ideas!    Call Maureen Madio at 249-6973