A Letter From THE PRESIDENT
THERE'S ALWAYS SOMETHING GOING ON
As the North Augusta Cultural Arts Council approaches the end of the 2021 year, we are thankful for the improvements this year has brought compared to 2020. Yes, the pandemic is still with us, but with the vaccines and masks we have been able to present some events.
The Student Art Show and the SpringFest Art show in the spring were very successful and well received. Our four Music in the Park concerts also went well and we appreciate the sponsorships, especially the one from Generac. We also awarded $1,000 scholarships to two local high school seniors who are attending college with future careers in the arts. Currently we are receiving applications from local teachers seeking grants to fund arts related programs for their students.
Unfortunately, the PRISM concert in September had to be cancelled due to the illness of several of the band members, but we are now looking forward to the annual Veterans Concert on November 8 at the Wesley Center at 7:30 pm with music by Savannah River Winds. There will be an opportunity for you to recognize and honor veterans that night so watch for publicity about that.
As my term comes to an end let me express the thanks of the Arts Council to the City of North Augusta for their support, to the members of the Board of Directors for their service, and to all those who have made our programs happen through their sponsorships and donations, and their memberships.
Let us hope for a full schedule in 2022.
November 8, 2021!
Early Learning Special Needs Teacher and Devonne McKie, Kindergarten Teacher. Both are from Hammond Hills Elementary. Their project was titled "There's a Leader in Me" and. involves creating one of a kind art canvases using the seven leadership habits that they have studied..
Music Teacher at Belvedere Elementary. Her project was "Performing during a Pandemic" which involves musical virtual performances for parents, teachers, and shared on school web pages.
Art Teacher at Belvedere Elementary. Her project was called "Hey! That's my Mat! Her project involved obtaining individual clay mats for students in creating their own clay projects.
Rachel Polvadore & Meredith Noland
Art Teachers at North Augusta High School. Their project involved "" Fiber Arts and Sewing" using dress forms for several different projects and across multiple courses.