CEDAR CITY, UT: The Cedar City Arts Council sponsors networking socials for the community three times a year to become acquainted with some of the artists that live here in Iron County. The Arts Council’s next social will be Monday, March 5 in the large meeting room on the second floor of the Festival Hall in the Heritage Theatre at 7:30 p.m. These events are meant to showcase and celebrate some of the artists who have received mini-grants from the Council. Our objective is to have live music, art displays, and reports on the use that the recipients have made of their awarded funds.
This Arts Social will include the presentation of an incentive/reward program available to members of the Arts Council. Various businesses in town have agreed to provide discounts in their establishments to current and new members of the Council. The businesses will be recognized and thanked that night for their willingness to support the arts in Iron County.
Angie Hanks, a student at SUU, will perform an etude on her new clarinet, purchased in part with funds that she received as an Arts Council Mini-Grant recipient. Angie’s goal is to become the “the best teacher she can.” Fostering that desirable attitude is just what the Arts Council loves to be a part of.
A year ago, North Elementary School applied for and received a grant to launch a series of after-school art workshops. Under the direction of Dawn Aerts, guest instructors taught the children to work in a variety of media, they studied skills such as basic drawing, composition, perspective, shading, line and form. We have invited some students to discuss and show their work. It will make you feel good about what is going on in our schools.
Carla Carpenter, harpist, has recently moved to Southern Utah and will be playing at the Social. She has 35 years of experience in performance for community events and will play for the Social. Carpenter has had a lifelong love of music. She began singing and playing piano at age 8, and began her harp studies in college. While living in San Diego, she studied harp under Sally Armstrong, Dorinne Yoder, and Lea Bennett. In her 35 years of experience, she has played for weddings, receptions, funerals, home shows, art exhibits, private parties and more. She loves playing the harp and finds it lends the perfect ambiance to any event.
Common Ground presents “Summertime” by Gershwin and “Star of the County Down” for a St. Patrick’s preview as representatives for the Iron County Acoustic Music Association. ICAMA received a mini-grant for upgraded lighting for their monthly shows featuring local musicians.
Refreshments will be provided by The Grind and Pastry Pub.
Thanks to these businesses and organizations that are helping with membership coupons:
AE&D Art Studio
Artisans Art Gallery
Cedar City Children’s Musical Theater
Cedar City Jiu Jitsu and MMA
Cedar City Junior Ballet
Cedar Music Store and Studio
Color Country Art Supply
Main Street Books
Neil Simon Festival
Orchestra of Southern Utah
Suzuki Strings Cedar City