Thursday, December 17, 2009

Happy Holidays!

The Miniatures Fundraiser was a big success! We raised enough money to make some big improvements to our first floor gallery over the holidays. Thanks to these funds raised, and to a grant from the Trillium Foundation, the first floor will be painted, and new reception desk installed and new gallery furniture can be purchased. We are really excited for this facelift!

WCAC offices will be closed starting December 19, and reopen on January 4. This closing is to allow time to make the above improvements, and to let our staff and instructors share a special holiday with their loved ones. The Board of Directors and staff of WCAC wish you all the best this holiday season, and look forward to seeing you again in the New Year!

If you haven't already, please pick up the miniatures you purchased before we close for the holidays. If you don't, we will keep them safe over the holidays and have them ready for pick up in January.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

KW loses a talented poet

Mr. Green was a frequent visitor to the Button Factory, finding inspiration here and from the resident group Pat the Dog. He was a talented poet and actively provided programming in the Uptown Waterloo area. He will be missed.

GREEN, Mark Edward
(aka: Marcus, Mr. Green and Dr. Poetry) Passed away suddenly on Sunday, November 29, 2009 at the age of 40. Mark will be sadly missed by parents, Guy and Brenda Green of Port Elgin, brother of Christine (Jim) Schieckoff of Baden and Trevor (Beverly) Green of Riedsville. Proud uncle and will be missed by his nieces and nephew, Megan, Erin and James Green and Rachel Schieckoff. Mark hosted "The Smokin Word" for CKMS radio station and he also hosted an open mike night at the Whole Lot-A Gelata in Waterloo. Mark had a passion for poetry and was in the midst of writing a book of his poems. His goal in life was to make the world more beautiful.