Greeting Cards for a Cause

Have you ever emptied every drawer in your house, searching for a blank greeting card before a birthday party? TAC students from Ina Beirle and Alexis Kanarek’s Mixed Media: Collage and Assemblage class have you covered! Stop by TAC’s gift shop and pick from a wide variety of colorful collaged greeting cards.

The class crafted these cards in honor of their friend Joyce Koenig, a “rare and compassionate woman.” All sales of the cards will benefit funding arts education at TAC.

About Joyce Koenig:

Joyce was a generous woman and artist. She was socially conscious and as a Reiki Master, she worked with hospice patients.

Walking down the flight of wooden stairs off her kitchen, you entered the basement of her lovely house. Set with big tables and stools, one could meet a friend or make new friends there while decorating the front of a white card. Joyce was particular about everyone using the various papers she had—and there was a lot—along with other materials to add to a card, like glitter or sections of old greeting cards.

Joyce entertained anyone who volunteered to make cards: artists, non-artists, birthday parties, and all sorts of get-togethers. She appreciated anyone willing to use their creativity and always had snacks set out for people to enjoy while making one-of-a-kind artwork.

Joyce sold the cards at various sales, like holiday bazaars. The money she earned went to support a camp for children with cancer.