Tammy Trudelle – Hometown Hero

Downriver Council for the Arts’ new Executive Director Tamara Trudelle (right), President Paula Boase (center) and board member Karen Ranka were on hand to visit with DCA supporters and art lovers during a recent Meet and Greet to welcome Trudelle to the DCA’s home at the Wyandotte Arts Center. Photo by Dave Chapman
Downriver Council for the Arts’ new Executive Director Tamara Trudelle (right), President Paula Boase (center) and board member Karen Ranka were on hand to visit with DCA supporters and art lovers during a recent Meet and Greet to welcome Trudelle to the DCA’s home at the Wyandotte Arts Center. Photo by Dave Chapman

Hometown Hero: Tamara Trudelle
By Brett Maciag

Discover Downriver’s ‘Hometown Hero’ is a section that highlights an individual and their personal contributions to the Downriver community. For this edition’s Hometown Hero, Discover Downriver presents Tamara Trudelle. Tamara’s story was selected for the feature after reviewing her impressive and outstanding duties in the Downriver Area.

Tamara has an extensive résumé. She is the Executive Director at the Downriver Counsel for the Arts, a position she has held for 4 years. She is also involved in their summer art camps for youth and teens where she teaches Arts & Science as well as Youth Vocal & Theater classes. This summer’s camp has been on site at The Heinz Prechter Educational and Performing Arts Center, which has given the kids a chance to perform on a real stage.

Tamara is also Vice President of the Wyandotte Community Theater where she has acted in many of their shows over the last few years.  She is Head of Board for the Chestnut Art Mart Indie Craft Fair and a member of the Wyandotte Business Association where she chairs two events: “The Art on the Avenue” in June and “Kidapalooza” in July.

We wanted to take this opportunity to know and share more about Tamara on a personal level. Tamara is Wyandotte-born and raised. She is an alumnus to the Class of ’91 from Theodore Roosevelt High School and still lives in her childhood hometown with her husband Jeremy Trudelle.

When we asked her favorite place to hangout Downriver, she replied, “I love the movies. I love going to Southgate MJR when I have the opportunity.”

Tamara says she loves all of the restaurants Downriver, but Nanna’s Kitchen in Wyandotte holds a special place in her heart. She waitressed here in high school and says, “It feels like being with family when going there.”

We asked Tamara, if she had one day to herself, how would she plan it? “I would get my hair done at Mane Floor Salon, get a pedicure from Total Health, go to Sanders, then to MJR to see some movies, followed by Bath and Body Works, the Park Restaurant in Lincoln Park, and end it at Yogurt Town” Tamara said.

Regarding the Wyandotte Community Theater, Tamara said she is excited for the future of the program and proud to announce that they will once again be producing the “Rocky Horror Show” and presenting it this October for the public.

This year, she was approached by the City of Wyandotte who proposed the Chestnut Art Mart Indie Craft Fair host an Indie Art Fair during this year’s Wyandotte Street Art Fair. She said it was a great new experience and the many wonderful volunteers contributed to the success of the event.

For the summer art camps, Tamara says there art still availabilities and the scheduled programs can be viewed at  www.downriverarts.org .

 

Notable Events:

Wyandotte Community Theater www.wyandottecommunitytheater.com

  • The Rocky Horror Show, October 23rd, 24th, 25th, 30th, and 31st 2015
  • The Rainbow With Butterfly Wings, March 4th, 5th, 11th, and 12th 2016
    • The World Premiere of a brand new show written by a local playwright. Join Bob Tilmore on his incredible journey through loss and love, life and afterlife. Bob’s journey will tug on your heart and soul as he struggles to answer the question: If you lost everything and everyone, could you choose to go on?

The DCA partnered with the Music and Art in the Gardens to provide fantastic music and art together.

The DCA Annual Indie Craft Fair in March 2016

We hope you have enjoyed this edition of Discover Downriver’s ‘Hometown Hero’ and we encourage our viewers and subscribers to submit your very own ‘Hometown Hero’ at:

www.discoverdownriver.com/whats-new/wanted-hometown-hero-submissions/

 

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