Alabama State Alliance on the Arts awarded the Chilton County Arts
Council a grant for $2,500.00, and the check came the day before Christmas. What a great gift! Alabama Power Company donated $500.00 to the organization, Peoples Bank donated $200.00, Wadsworth Oil donated $100. Individuals have also made donations and 2013 members are renewing memberships for 2014. So much has gone on and is going on since the FolkArt Festival the first weekend of November, just thought you may want to know.
On December 19, there was a Members Only Showcase and Open
House with the grand opening of the Rose Gallery. The Rose S. Levine building, owned by the city of Clanton, houses the Chilton County Arts Council, so the Gallery is named the Rose Gallery after Mrs. Levine. Sue Anne Hoyt was curator for the show which will be in the space until Jan. 3, 2014. She is looking forward to bringing quality shows into the space in the future.
So what happened next? After the Members Open House, CCAC brought Bunni Miller Hughes, former owner of Studio B in Clanton, who painted with budding artists three times on December 23rd. There were two classes for kids and one for adults. Some first time painters produced work side by side with experienced painters. Plans are to continue bringing these classes, or "painting parties" as some call them, from time to time, and scheduling classes on the first Friday of the month.
Two flyers about classes being offered at the Chilton County Arts Council are posted on our website. This is the first time classes have been offered and people are encouraged to sign up! Take a look at the flyers for the details, and to get more information about the classes, you can talk to the teachers, Phyllis Winter and Julia Chastain. They will have a Meet and Greet on January 4, 2014 fr. People who may want to talk to the teachers about the classes can come by and meet and greet them (thus the name of the event, lol).
Sarah Jackson, who recently became a liaison for the Southern Cultural Arts Foundation, came by and visited. Emily Beckett's article in the Clanton advertiser on November 27, led us to a meeting. She is coming back and will be collaborating with CCAC to promote and provide advice to help bring more art to the community. We are expecting a visit with Senator Cam Ward to discuss technology needs and listen to his advice and guidance about what the organization can do in this community to help promote the arts.
The Chilton County Arts Council is fun, creative, and catching on. We
wanted you to know just how much has happened lately. Why don't you come on over and join the fun at one of our upcoming events?