Arts organization wraps up successful year


Jerry Libstaff, The Genuine ARTicle

Zach Potts, age 5, tries on his clown mask. Photo by Mindi LaRose

Two Waters Arts Alliance has accomplished another successful year of art endowment on Key Peninsula. As the holidays approach, TWAA concludes another successful season and begins preparation for the coming year.

Under the leadership of the President Magill Lang and Vice President Frank Garrett, the organization has brought new and exciting inspiration to the community. TWAA moves into 2007 with renewed dedication and excitement. Lang, a director at YMCA’s Camp Seymour, highly compliments the direction of TWAA. Her background in providing activities for the community provides a great basis for the arts alliance. Though she is totally involved, Lang’s work schedule demands an extreme amount of time during the summer months. During that period, Garrett has been the driving force behind the organization. Garrett, a member of the Foundation Board of Tacoma Community College as well as other nonprofit boards, has made an invaluable contribution to TWAA this year.

Zach Potts, age 5, tries on his clown mask. Photo by Mindi LaRose

As always, the next season begins with TWAA’s widely anticipated annual function, The Spring Fling. The Key Peninsula evening highlights local artists, musicians, food and refreshments in an event that has become a community essential the past several years.

TWAA continues to support artists and provide access to the arts through adult classes, family programs, and art introduction for youngsters in our area. Program Director Carolyn Scott-Arnold says, “We’re continuing to expand our schedule to benefit more and more of our neighbors. We’re looking for suggestions from the community to focus on things they would like to experience.”

In 2007, TWAA will join the Key Peninsula Civic Center Association to present The Flavor of Fall, a huge KPCCA fund-raising event that happens bi-annually. Both groups depend on volunteers for support. If you would like to be part of the local art scene, meet your neighbors and have a wonderful experience, contact TWAA’s program director at . You don’t have to be an artist to be involved. There are many things you can do to help. Volunteers are essential to the experience. All of your strengths will benefit our community. In addition, if you have suggestions for new art programs that you would like to see locally, TWAA is always open to better serving their client base. Contact Scott-Arnold with suggestions.

Zach Potts, age 5, making his clown mask. Photo by Mindi LaRose

TWAA was established five years ago to work with youngsters in need, and has progressed to a program that enhances our arts experience on the Key Peninsula. The organization has been given recognition for its work and awarded honors by Pierce County and others. In the years the Two Waters Arts Alliance has been in existence, they have become an inspiration and principal element of life on the Key Peninsula.