Arts and Community

Bosch, ship of fools

Donations 

In this weird year when nearly all our programs were cancelled, we had to search out new ways to spend our state grant locally (otherwise, we would have to refund it to the state). Earlier, we gave funds to artists Karen Black and Dan Curry for programs they carried out through the library in Dushore. Over the past month, we have also donated to the art programs at both the elementary and high schools and to the high school tech ed program, to help them pay for supplies. Finally, we are helping to have the library’s exterior signs repainted and refurbished by Mary Ellen Minnier. 

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Music next year

Though nothing these days can be set in stone, we do have a commitment from ragtime pianist Bob Milne, whose show had to be cancelled this year, to join us on Oct. 2, 2021, at 2 pm, in St. Basil’s Hall. Similarly, the Celtic Martins will be with us next year, date not yet set: We’re hoping to stage a free outdoor concert. We should know more in the next couple weeks.

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Scholarships

The Arts Council has once again joined the Dushore Music Club in providing scholarships to high school graduates pursuing music as a career. We had hoped to also again support scholarships for high school juniors to attend the Oct. Endless Arts in Eagles Mere, but the event has been shelved for this year and moved to 2021 in response to the virus closedown. If any of you have ideas for how this money can be redirected for 2020, please get in touch.

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For a list of all our major programs, look here.

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Local arts and other links:

Sullivan County Historical Society and Museum

Sullivan County Library

Sullivan County general page

Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce

Heading photo by Donna Sherwood