I worked at the Craft Center at UCSD and took classes there from 1989 to 1994. This place kept me at UCSD and was always where I could go to relieve the stress of the academic grind. It is a sad day to see it gone. Ron Carlson was always a help mentor too.
Signed. Need to catch up; been a while!
Signed it. They're almost at 2,000 names.
thank you, Dick, this is an awesome tribute to the Crafts Center and it's fans.. and there are so many crafts center students who have been inspired to add creativity to their "to do" list, let's keep inviting them to let the administrators know how we feel about the coldly abrupt closure.
I signed the petition, Linda! The closure is shocking.
Please sign the petition...A great institute of higher educaation like UCSD should be encouraging the arts. Please help to keek the Crafts Center open. As a society and community creating crafts and any art is a step in the right direction toward a lovelier place to live.
How many artists have been mid-wifed by the UCSD Crafts Center. Our civilization needs more arts, culture and spirit and fewer politicians, improperly focused administrators and bean counters!
Art is to education as research is to science. Both are important. The UCSD Crafts Center should continue to serve the entire communtiy.
Is it money, cuz we sold a craft center to a university, Also watched as a craft center was sold to another school or public instutuion. We saved an apple farm here and now it is getting 8 million a year. I charge you to get creative in these times and pull together not apart. Ask Paul Soldner's estate or Muddy' Myers.
Absolutely Gorge designs/craftenmanship/jewelery by Miz Oana Alupoale* am.In. Love. With all of Such & the UCSD Crafts Center. X.
Save the UCSD Craft Center! Sign the petition and let your voice be heard. It will only take a few seconds of your time promise. Art gives everyone an opportunity to express oneself with much more than just symbolism. The Art Center should not be taken away from the campus or new incoming students from the years to come, it needs to stay alive, we cannot give into this!
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As an ex -San Diegan and user of the craft center , I think it's a shame to close down this facility. Art is the spiritual backbone of the community .