Supporting the Visual Arts in Beaver Falls

The Center for Creative Arts Expression is an open art studio created and run by Jerry McCorr, the Beaver Falls High School’s art teacher. Her vision for the center is to promote and support the visual arts within the community. The uniqueness of the center comes from its location, the previously vacant John T. Reeves Bank on Main Street, just half a block from the McCartney Library. Each teller window now offers a pallet of different art media, such as acrylic, watercolor, scrap booking, stamping, charcoal, pencil and ink. Two pottery wheels pose in the bank’s vault. Pottery, crayon batiking, quilting and other classes are available.

Jerry is a one-woman show, playing secretary, paying the electric and sewer bills, cleaning the toilet, buying the majority of the center’s supplies and making the coffee for the Café Art. She now awaits the artists. The center is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3:30-6 and Saturday 11-4, though more hours are available by appointment. A year membership for children and students is $15 and for adults, $20.

–Shayna Morrison

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