Main Line Cheerleader: Havertown's Amie Potsic, Executive Director of the Main Line Art Center

Though she’s eagerly anticipating mLAC’s grand reopening, the executive director and Main Line cheerleader shares her thoughts on what she loves about the area.

Amie Potsic, Havertown 

Executive Director, Main Line Art Center

Nov. 9 brings the grand re-opening of the Main Line Art Center. Five months and $1.8 million went into the makeover, transforming the 100-year-old building with the addition of a second level and new studios.

Her favorite town: Haverford. It’s home to our creative home.

The last thing she ate: The quinoa salad at Zoës Kitchen in Bryn Mawr.

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The last thing she bought: A kids’ crafting kit at Lucky Duck Toys in Haverford.

Her take on the recent renovations at MLAC: I was standing there the other day and I was almost in tears. It’s just awesome. We’re rolling out a new digital media studio and program. It’s the first time we’ll be offering a digital media program on-site, so it’s a really big deal for us. We’re also offering a lot of new classes this fall.

Why the Main Line is a great place to be an artist: People are well educated and interested in culture and arts. You have a built-in audience.

Her favorite hobby: Dancing is my second love after photography. It was actually my first love, but photography made me break up with dance. I did all kinds, especially ballet and modern.

Where she goes for date night: Dinner at Verdad followed by a movie at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute.

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If she had 30 minutes to herself, she would: Lay down in the grass at Valley Forge National Historical Park. That’s my happy place. I’ve been going there since I was a kid, and I take my family there.

Best thing about the winter holidays on the Main Line: The Holiday Fine Craft Sale at the Main Line Art Center. 

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