News & Events

Art Partners Studio appoints Teresa Salinas as Interim Director

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Teresa Salinas as the Studio’s Interim Director, starting this August.

Teresa is respected and familiar to all in our community—for many, she is the face of the Art Partners Studio. From her earliest days in 2011 as an art assistant for summer camp to her recent 2013-2014 position as Program Administrator, her support of our mission, enthusiasm, fierce intelligence, and ability to “get things done” have been among the Studio’s greatest assets.

Over the past year, her responsibilities have grown well beyond greeting everyone at the door plus other administrative tasks to include financial and database record-keeping, program development, promotion, public relations, and liaison with artists, teens and volunteers.

She is also a highly regarded teaching artist—leading a teen photography class and camera club. In 2014, she initiated our first teen mentoring program—providing academic and portfolio preparation support for two of the Studio’s teens who are ready to start college this September.

Teresa received her B.A. in Visual Arts with a concentration In Photography from Fordham University, graduating Summa Cum Laude in 2013. While at Fordham, she volunteered as a teacher for the Adult & Youth Education programs at Phipps West Farms Technology & Career Center in the Bronx and served as the Photography Editor for the University’s Undergraduate Research Journal.

I hope you will all welcome her as the Studio's Interim Director.

Thank you, Kirstin Wentz McElroy, President

Entomology Misconceived

An Exhibition of Paintings by Coatesville Artist Robert Jenkins sponsored by Coatesville Savings Bank

We are very excited to announce that "Entomology Misconceived," an exhibition of three-dimensional paintings by Coatesville artist Robert Jenkins, will be on view at the Coatesville Savings Bank from October 7-December 2, 2014. All are invited to join us for the artist's reception on Tuesday, October 7 from 5-7 pm. See Jenkins' work on his website:

Save the date! Rites of Spring: Wednesday, April 16th, 5-7:30pm

Graystone Mansion, 50 South 1st Ave., Coatesville, PA 19320

Join us as we welcome Spring and our new executive director, Terry Foreman to Art Partners Studio. Enjoy live music, refreshments, a teacher/student art show, and the company of artists, art students & their families, community partners, and art patrons. Everyone is welcome, no reservations required. Help us wish founding director Lindsay Brinton well on her much-deserved retirement and come see what Art Partners Studio is planning for the new year!

Art Partners Studio welcomes Terry Foreman as our new Executive Director, beginning February 3.

We are pleased to engage Terry's talents as we build on the Studio's solid foundation put in place by outgoing Founding & Executive Director, Lindsay Brinton.

Terry's enthusiasm for the Studio's mission is combined with experience in nonprofit management, fundraising, marketing, and program development. With Terry, and other partners across the City, we will work tirelessly to grow and sustain a dynamic visual arts education program for Coatesville's residents and artistic experiences that enrich the lives of our neighbors and the broader community.

Leading an arts organization is familiar ground to Foreman. She comes to the Art Partners Studio from her position as a founding member and Executive Director of the Newark Arts Alliance in Newark, Delaware. She understands what it takes to "start" something and to create an art presence on Main Street. Now in its 20th year, the Newark Arts Alliance is a thriving community cultural center with two galleries and a busy teaching space open to the public 6 days a week.

Terry has worked as an arts advocate and arts program coordinator for over twenty years—most recently as an art teacher in an alternative education setting, Newark Center for Creative Learning School. She is a working studio artist, exhibiting her photography, fiber arts, mosaics and public murals throughout the region.

I hope you will all welcome her as the Studio's Executive Director, beginning February 3.

Thank you, Kirstin Wentz McElroy, President