Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28Touchstone Center for Crafts The natural setting for your creative nature 3 SPECIAL RECOGNITION VOLUNTEERING With over 100 workshops, symposiums, and special events per season delivered on over 150 woodland acres, Touchstone is always looking for an extra hand (or ten) to help out. If you have the time, expertise, and willingness to become a Touchstone volunteer, please call our staff at 724-329-1370. Volunteer activities usually revolve around cleaning, landscaping, and construction, but we are always willing to learn what your volunteering interests are and try and match them with substantive organizational priorities. 2017 Artist of the Year Adrienne Heinrich Adrienne Heinrich, Touchstone’s 2017 Artist of the Year, is an artist and educator, who is a former Touchstone board member and chair of the annual fall fundraising event. She believes that art stimulates creativity, which is an essential element of the human spirit. As a long-time supporter, Adrienne has promoted Touchstone as an educational institution that offers opportunities to exercise and polish such artistic creativity. As Touchstone celebrates its forty-fifth anniversary, we honor Adrienne’s contribution to Touchstone’s reputation as an organization that serves the local as well as the national contemporary crafts culture. Adrienne studied at the Cleveland Institute of Art, and is a sculptor, painter, and installation artist. She is represented in the permanent collections of the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, the Westmoreland Museum of American Art, the Heinz Endowments, and the Contemporary Museum of Montecatini (Italy). She has been a Pennsylvania Residency Artist for over two decades. The Pennsylvania Residency program offers immersion in arts experience for public school students and the elderly, enriching their lives. In 2002, Adrienne was Pittsburgh Center for the Arts’ Artist of the Year and a major exhibition was held in her honor. Adrienne co-chaired a centennial exhibition of the Friends of Art Collection at the Senator John Heinz History Museum. The exhibit, The Gift of Art: 100 Years of Art from the Pittsburgh Public Schools Collection, will run from November 2016 through June 2017. Adrienne and her co-chair received grants to research art and artists in the Friends of Art collection; and to initiate educational programs using art in the schools of Pennsylvania and beyond in the fields of language, social studies, and history. As a result, students have become art ambassadors for the collection in their schools. An online catalog of the collection will be published and will be available through the Heinz History Center. 2017 Volunteer of the Year Mary Anne Kormos An operating room nurse by training, Mary Anne Kormos’ nature is to lend a helping hand. As a “Jane of all trades,” she has many skills to draw on when called upon for assistance. Fortunately for Touchstone, she never says no. Touchstone has benefitted from Mary Anne’s help behind the scenes in many ways. She has brought new and interested people to our doors; and attended, supported, and helped with our events—even pouring the champagne! She has an enthusiasm and appreciation for Touchstone and its mission. She believes we all share the responsibility of supporting the arts and arts education. Most recently, she has donated her time and skills in assisting to organize our data bases—a most unglamorous task to be sure, but one which has value for Touchstone for years to come. We thank Mary Anne for her efforts and all that she has given to Touchstone during her association with us. MEMBERSHIP Help preserve Pennsylvania’s only residential art community by becoming a member. Your membership donations help in a variety of ways: from the upkeep of studios and buildings, operational expenses, upgrades to the infrastructure, and environmental stewardship of our 150-acre campus. You can donate online at www.touchstonecrafts.org. Please join now!