SCAC Annual Meeting & Heart for the Arts Award
The Seminole Cultural Arts Council (SCAC) Annual Meeting & Community Reception was held on Tuesday, September 1st at SpringHill Suites-Sanford with guests from non-profit arts organizations, elected officials, artists, members, business partners and friends.
Outgoing President Kathryn Townsend provided a brief overview of the year’s accomplishments and introduced Peter Lucic, who accepted the “2015 heART for the Arts” Award on behalf of Total Wine & More-Altamonte Springs for their charitable gift. Ms. Townsend also introduced author Bill Belleville, this year’s Artist of the Year who was honored jointly by SCAC and the Seminole County Board of Commissioners.
Organizations receiving new SCAC grants for 20115-16 were introduced: the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center Junior Repertory, the Historic Sanford Welcome Center Art Walk program, the Johnson Hill-Washington Heights Community Outreach, and Central Florida Community Arts.
Officers and board members were installed by the Honorable David Johnson, Seminole County Property Appraiser: Saulius Jankauskas, MD (President); Beverly Winesburgh (Vice President); Josie Foranoce (Secretary); Deana Schott (Treasurer). Board of Directors: Anthony Aramendia; Margie Chusmir; Bob Dallari; Kathy Grimes; Charles Holcomb; Paul Lartonoix; Melanie Mucario, Esq.; Nicholas Murphy; Steve Nelson; Jennifer Barrington Nix, Esq.; Dede Schaffner; Bonnie Sprung; Stephen Summers, Ph.D.; Kathryn Townsend; and Jennifer Wagner.
The reception featured light refreshments and wine (compliments of Total Wine & More-Altamonte Springs) and entertainment by vocalist Miss Jackie Jones and former Artist of the Year, Michael Kramer, on keyboard. On display were one-of-a-kind masks and other art works to be auctioned at this year’s Hoooowl for the Arts on October 24th at Seminole Harley Davidson.
Photograph courtesy of Brion Price Photography.
SCAC Names New Grant Recipients
New grantees for 2015-16 were announced at the Seminole Cultural Arts Council (SCAC) Annual Meeting & Community Reception on September 1st at SpringHill Suites-Sanford.
Photo courtesy of Brion Price Photography. Pictured L-R:Dave Chrystan (WDPAC), Barbara Wetzler (CFCArts), and William Jackson, Jr.(JHWHCO).
The Seminole Cultural Arts Council (SCAC) is a catalyst for the preservation of local cultural and historic heritage, including performing, literary, visual arts and sciences; serving to sustain, develop and advance the cultural life of Seminole County.