WHATS HAPPENING AT THE STATION
The Station Arts Centre is continuing to monitor the spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) in Canada, in conjunction with regional health authorities.
We will be updating our community and members as information is available and will align with County and Town procedures. The Station will continue to evaluate the situation and if anything changes with our programs we will notify all participants as soon as possible.
UPDATE: The Station Arts Centre Staff and Board have come to the decision that due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID - 19, that it is in the best interest to the children, members, staff and volunteers to cancel our March Break Camp this week.
We will continue to update participants of upcoming programs on decisions being made for classes, workshops and events.
UPDATE #2 The Board of Directors & Staff of the Station Arts Centre has closely monitored the health situation in & around the Station. As we are in close contact with the Town, we will align ourselves with their procedures. As their public access to public facilities have now been denied, we will be doing the same.
Due to the constant changes happening here & in the surrounding areas & due to the limited resources at the Station, the following decisions have been made:
March Break Programs are hereby cancelled
In-House Groups are cancelled until further notice - effective 12:01am Mon. Mar. 16th
Public access to the Station is denied until further notice -effective 12:01am Mon. Mar. 16th
Pottery Wheel Throwing - Postponed
Pottery Handbuilding - Postponed
Floral Fireworks - Postponed
Acrylic Basics - Next class Apr. 23rd - will tack on 3 more classes
Drawing Portraiture - Postponed
Photography for Business - Postponed
Ukrainian Egg Workshop - Postponed
Watercolours on Yupo - Postponed
Landscape Painting - Postponed
Tissue Collage workshop - Postponed
Creating Texture and Design - Postponed
We will be in constant evaluation of the COVID situation and be postponing programs as needed.
This decision has not been made lightly but safety of Staff, members & visitors is paramount!
In the meantime, we urge everyone to follow these practical health tips as recommended by health authorities:
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Stay home when you are sick
Avoid sharing personal items, such as utensils and water bottles.
Cough or sneeze into your sleeve or cover your mouth and nose with a tissue and throw
the tissue out immediately.
Wash your hands afterward.
Frequently clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces and shared items using regular household cleaners.
If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early and share your recent travel history with your healthcare provider
Health information is available through the Southwestern Public Health website (www.swpublichealth.ca)
You can keep up to date on new information by visiting our website and social media pages.
Thank you for your patience & understanding. It is our hope that, with everyone’s help, the spread of this virus will be contained & we will, once again, provide our usual programming & grow in our Community.
Upcoming Patenaude Family Gallery
Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances with COVID 19 The Station Arts Centre is sadly announcing the postponement of our next exhibit of "Convergence" by artists Irma Makariunaite, Heather Domke and Linda McDougall.
We know these fantastic artists worked incredibly hard to show you their stunning pieces and we hope to have them rescheduled in as soon as possible. Each artist brought a unique and intriguing body of work that we can't wait to eventually see hanging in our Gallery.
In the meantime, please Linda's website to see some of her work at https://catwalkstudioglass.wixsite.com/catwalkstudioglass
The Station will continue to update everyone on upcoming exhibits, events and workshops that are changing or being postponed due to Covid 19
We ask you as our wonderful community, to continue to support local artists and small businesses during this difficult time, even just a simple share and like of their work/wares goes a long way!