The Arts Center is sad to announce the departure of studio manager Adam Meistrell, who is returning to his hometown to take a position teaching high school ceramics and AP art in Naples, Fla.
Meistrell said he looks forward to getting back into teaching full time and having extra time to focus on his artistic career, but he said he will miss his time at the Arts Center.
“I’m thankful for all of my students here at the Lawrence Arts Center and hope to hear of their continued success,” he said.
Meistrell joined the Arts Center in 2017, and brought a wealth of experience with skills honed in ceramics, printmaking, wood and metalworking, and 3D modeling technologies. Meistrell also orchestrated the Arts Center’s annual Souper Bowl event.
Chief Executive Officer Margaret Weisbrod Morris said Meistrell was an incredibly generous person in the way he shared his talent and skills, not only with those at the Arts Center, but with students and the public as well.
“He clearly excels at almost any job, but his new position is a chance for him to excel and also be close to his roots,” she said. “While we miss him terribly here, we are thrilled for him to have this kind of opportunity. Though we will not see him every day anymore, he remains a part of our creative community.”
Meistrell runs Trek and Tern Studios with his wife, Monica. Their work can be found online at trekandternstudios.com.