where creativity and community can develop, expand and flourish
SAVE THE LOFT
OHCA COMMUNITY and Supporters: We need your HELP!
2021 started off with a mix of optimism and challenges. We are hopeful in time we can gather together at the center in person to celebrate, create, and communicate. However, after a successful year despite the pandemic and closure, one of our biggest challenges to date presented itself.
A sinkhole suddenly appeared at the base of the south wall of the lower Loft, endangering our treasured building for members making art and coming together. This hole puts the foundation of the Loft building in extreme danger and could render the building permanently unusable for classes, rental income for artists, meetings, summer camp for kids and for our directors. The sinkhole was promptly cordoned off by our directors, and emergency funds were released by the OHCA Board. With the help of Rick Block and Potter Wickware, contractors were engaged to stabilize the soil underneath the loft. This emergency fix has set the center back approximately $18,000.
The long-term solution as recommended by experienced sinkhole repair contractors and engineering experts, is that we divert the creek, currently flowing under the loft, down the driveway. This repair is estimated to be approximately $60,000-$80,000. Diverting the creek will remove the risk of further erosion and ensure the stability of the Loft foundation.
We are asking all of our members and our greater OHCA community to help us with this major unexpected expense to save the building at the heart of our center.
It would be wonderful to receive specific donations of increments of $25, $50, $100, $500, $1000.
Any amount will be helpful to SAVE THE LOFT.
THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Erma Murphy – Executive Director
Check out the latest videos from O’Hanlon Center’s
• OHCA Roundtable Discussions,
• Conversations with Artists, and
• Sunday Salon Performances on our Vimeo page.
WORKSHOPS & EVENTS
Artist Call for Entries
Online Gallery Show
juried by Jen Tough
May 17–July 2, 2021
June 16 – July 30, 2021
Artist’s Roundtable on Zoom
July 15, 2021 at 4:00 p.m (PDT)
Art & Design: Suz Lipman
In Person Gallery Show
juried by Natasha Boas PhD
Closes August 13, 2021
Art: Naomi Tamura. Design: Jeremy Thornton
Art: Terry Tsu. Design: Jeremy Thornton
My Favorite Pics, So Far
Aug 1, 2021
Art: stonefoX. Design: Jeremy Thornton
ON BOARD: Art of The Board of Directors of
The O’Hanlon Center for the Arts
August 19–September 23, 2021
Reception: Saturday August 21 from 4 to 6pm
Art: Jackie LaLanne. Design: Jeremy Thornton
Ways to Participate at O’Hanlon Center
Events & Exhibitions at OHCA are open to the public.
Here are 6 ways you can participate!
Our programs are designed to allow your own perceptions to inspire your art.
The Loft Gallery shows work by individual O’Hanlon members and small groups.
Admission to our galleries is always free!
Become a Member
Memberships are available for individuals and households, and start at just $95/year.
Our beautiful new street sign above was made possible by a donation from one of our members!
Volunteer opportunities include: assisting with art intake days, setting up for receptions or special events, planting succulents in our sculpture gardens, participating in committees and more.
We’re located 1 mile out of downtown Mill Valley, and 1/2 mile past the Mill Valley Library on Throckmorton Ave.
616 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley CA 94941
We have one designated accessible parking space at the top of the driveway next to our Loft building; please call the Office if you have questions about accessibility! (415) 388-4331
O’Hanlon Gallery Hours
Tuesday – Friday
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Note: The O’Hanlon Gallery is closed on Sundays and Mondays, except for special events, and for a few days in between posted Exhibit dates.
The Loft Gallery is generally open similar hours, but workshops are also held in the space. Please call ahead to verify access to the Loft. (415) 388-4331