First a bit of historical context. Although the Center for the Arts is over 30 years old, its gallery, the "Caton Merchant Family Gallery" was founded in 2002 and with any arts history -- we've opened a timeline. For those who have followed us since the doors first opened and for those first time over the threshold, we offer you a shared journey. The universal language of art, be it for beauty, commerce, personal or political statement, is a language to cultivate among ourselves and to be shared with others. Whether it's your "potato" or "po-ta-toe," your Pissarro or Picasso, your passionate-love or passionate-hate, welcome, come in...cultivate your personal experience and we hope you'll share. We'll blog about the exhibits, the artists, their techniques and be there along the way.