The Creative Process

The Creative Process

A grant through ECRAC made it possible for board training of OSAC ‘s Board of Directors led by Propel Non-Profits on February 2, 2019, at Pine Stone Lodge, Sandstone, MN. 

The creative process has been a topic of contemplation at the OSAC open art studio Sundays at the Pine County History Museum this winter. Drop in if you want to partake in a discussion about it. Perhaps it will help you recognize aspects of your own creative process and wake up the creator in you. 

OSAC board members participated in the creative process at the recent board retreat and training. It was amazing to witness the creative energy behind board members expression of ideas, synthesized into strategies and goals. Four days later, at the OSAC February Board Meeting, everyone agreed that a continuum of action will be our challenge and especially how to find time to work on our goals.  Everyone ‘s life is busy.  We will do our utmost to draw you, the larger community, in to help and guide us. Together let’s build creative pathways to involvement in the arts that bring enjoyment, fulfillment, and meaning to our community.

East Central Regional Arts Council’s (ECRAC) Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund (ACHF) Grant Program

East Central Regional Arts Council’s (ECRAC) Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund (ACHF) Grant Program

The Old School Arts Center (OSAC) is the proud recipient of an operating grant through the East Central Regional Arts Council’s (ECRAC) Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund (ACHF) grant program. The OSAC Board of Directors would like to personally thank the ECRAC staff, ACHF, and the voters of Minnesota who have made this activity possible through legislative appropriation.

Through your support of the arts, this funding was made possible to OSAC for the pursuit of cultivating the arts in our region. The OSAC organization continues to grow its outreach and this operating grant will allow us to leapfrog toward our goals of continuing to broaden our support of the arts community in East Central Minnesota.

Reflecting Joining OSAC

Reflecting Joining OSAC

Joining OSAC by Linda Kvasnicka

I became involved in the OSAC organization a year and a half ago. 

The opportunity arose as  I was intentionally taking steps to free up space in my life to live more creatively. At this crossroad, with some trepidation, I chose to accept the invitation not quite sure if it would help or hinder my effort. Throughout my career, I had several opportunities to participate in personality tests. All were offered toward the effort of team building. Each time my test results reinforced my own awareness that my intuitive trait is predominant. Intuition has been described as the subtle web of connectedness that holds the universe together. I believe that each person makes choices, never fully aware of how their decisions connect them to people and events ultimately designed to fulfill what the universe has in mind on a grand scale. 

When I think of all the OSAC people; those who laid the foundation and those  following them who continue to build on that dream, each drawn to the creating motivating force, held together by inner intelligence and feelings, each working in their own special realm, finding strength where their spirit resides, that make OSAC what it is today and what it will be in the future, I am so glad to have found my way to the effort.

The road isn’t always smooth, the work isn’t always easy but I invite you to join us and I promise you will find a liveliness and vibrancy more than worthy of your participation.

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