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The original Harwood Girls’ School consisted of the current Harwood Art Center building, a one story classroom building constructed during the WPA era and Hudd Hall built in 1940.

Today, Harwood Art Center occupies most of the main building with artist studios, galleries, classrooms and offices. Harwood also owns and operates the old church building at the corner of Mountain Road and Sixth Street as an art studio/classroom, and just purchased the building two doors down – previously a bail bonds office – to be used as additional studio and classroom space.

Harwood’s parent organization Escuela del Sol Montessori inhabits Hudd Hall, the WPA building and the north wing of the main building with toddler, primary and elementary classrooms, and administrative offices. In 2002, Escuela del Sol purchased the land directly east of Hudd Hall and built four additional primary classrooms.

We are at work on a renovation plan to update and make more efficient our campus, and we look forward to sharing our vision with you!

HARWOOD STORIES

SUZANNE SBARGE
SUZANNE SBARGE

Former Director of Harwood

When I started the building was primarily a studio center for artists with very little public programming. The only staff members were the Building Manager Marshall Kovitz and me, and we were both part-time. I worked to expand the reach of Harwood through lots more exhibitions, classes and events, and the Harwood Summer Arts Camp. I focused on community involvement and marketing, which transformed Harwood from a mostly quiet studio center into a public venue that was always buzzing with activity.

I am grateful to the Harwood for launching my career in arts administration over 20 years ago and for serving as the umbrella for 516 ARTS in our first year.

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