I feel enormously proud of this past year’s achievement of our tireless board members,
dedicated staff, enthusiastic volunteers, and honored patrons in support of TAE’s growth. As I
vital to the human experience in our community.
TAE’s board has added members and as a result of their diverse and creative input we have
been able to increase our presence in the community. Our marketing out-reach efforts have
helped to spread the news of the exceptional value that we provide through our arts
programming. As a direct result TAE has seen an increase in all program attendance and an
increase of programs offered.
Last year the board voted unanimously to appoint Judy Wilson as Director. Along with this
decision the vote included an increase in her hours. This is a huge step for TAE, we are
committed to our mission; with that brings a need to increase our organizational leadership,
program development, budget and finance monitoring, communications expansion, grant
obtainments,advocacy, and education. Judy has managed many of these responsibilities for
years, often as volunteer hours. Judy we thank you for your acceptance, your expertise in
leadership and your commitment to our organization.
TAE additionally strives to provide therapeutic arts to special communities by expanding our
range of community partners. Programs in unison with MORC, Common Ground and Wayne
State University’s Art Therapy Department have helped TAE communicate and share the
healing and restorative attributes of art expression.
We look forward to this year, encouraged by the strength of the TAE community and our
partners. We are excited as we plan new ventures in art awareness activities with new
community partners. We would like to ask each of you to help us find new funding and
additional board members,volunteers and patrons and welcome you to contact us if you have
an interest in discussing how you might become a part of our exciting growth. Together we can
expand our recognition as a creative and therapeutic community arts studio for
all persons to experience the arts.
MA LLPC, Art Therapist
TAE Board President