Cedar City Arts Council celebrates mini-grants


By Kelsey Keener

kelsey@ironcountytoday.com

CEDAR CITY–The Cedar City Arts Council Social was held July 10 at the Frontier Homestead Museum and featured a celebration of all the grants the CCAC has granted during the past 10 years.

CCAC President Debbie Drake welcomed guests to the social, thanked the Frontier Homestead Museum for co-sponsoring the event and announced the Southern Utah Watercolor Society Exhibit, the Sagebrush Fiber Artists display and the display by Blaine DeMille. Mary Anne Anderson explained some of the groups and artists that have received grants from the CCAC.

To celebrate the grants, artists who have received them performed for guests. Rebecca Shelley of the Escalante Valley Arts Council explained that a grant from the CCAC helped make a performance of the Nutcracker possible, and her daughter, Harmony, performed an excerpt from the ballet. Mini-grants from the CCAC also helped to establish the singing group In Jubilo. The group performed “Singing in the Rain,” “May You Always Have a Song,” and “The Poet Sings.” Harpist Carla Carpenter performed “Angel of Music” from The Phantom of the Opera on her harp and offered guests the opportunity to play her instrument after her performance.

The CCAC awards grants of up to $500 to artists to help pay for anything from art supplies to venue rentals and from production costs to travel expenses. The next deadline for mini-grant applications is Aug. 31.

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