This past month we’ve been hard at work to create engaging social media posts and looking outside of the box when it comes to how we control our social media as a brand.
While my current journey with the VAC has been amazing, I think it’s important to know that my history with the centre didn’t begin recently. It started when I was in Gr. 3.
I first met the VAC in 2008, being an architecture and art lover, even in my early days, I instantly fell in love with the beautiful building, its surrounding area and what was held in the gallery spaces.
I remember spending my time in the second floor painting studio, creating art I actually cared about making. I chose the centre for my field placement, not only because I believe in the power of community and art but because I love the work I see the VAC doing.
I see the inclusive space that has been created for a diverse community, and how the VAC strives to better itself despite already being incredible.
As a journalist, I love stories. Learning the stories behind the very building the VAC lives in, the stories behind artists, teachers and staff, how they all got to be where they are today have inspired me.
At first, I was very nervous for the change of scenery and schedule. My first day, is a day I will never forget.
When I got to my desk that morning, I looked up and noticed everyone’s business cards with their emails and phone numbers on my whiteboard. I have never felt so welcomed in such a short amount of time.
If I’m being honest, part of me never wants to leave the VAC, it’s almost like a second home. While the building is gorgeous and has definitely helped it feel like home, it wouldn’t feel that way without the wonderful people who are behind the VAC.
My time spent here at the VAC has been enlightening and changing, I will remember it as a defining time in my life where I met new people, I was introduced to the local art community and was taught so many new things to bring with me in my future endeavours.
Welcome to the Beyond the Barley, the Visual Art Centre of Clarington’s (VAC) blog. Our blog instills the same messages our vision and mission as a brand do.
A place to connect people of all ages and backgrounds in a creative place for learning and discovery. We want our blog to hold the same mission to create an inclusive space where ideas can be exchanged, questions are asked, and connections are made.
If you're curious about our history, click here to learn more about our history as a former barley mill.
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