Friday, March 1, 2019

Community Art Grant and Youth
Scholarship Awards Ceremony
was Friday at ACWC Gallery

 Pictured above, from left to right are Frederick Schuknecht accepting the SLI Grant from A. Douglas Berwanger, representing the Wyoming County Board of Supervisors, Chairman with Kathryn Hollinger, Grant Coordinator, at the right. (SLDNewsletter Photo)

Pictured above are the awardees of the ACWC Arts Grants, freshly gathered together from the Reception which followed the program. (SLDNewsletter Photo)

The Annual Arts Council's awarding of arts grants and youth scholarship awards took place earlier this evening (Friday) at 31 S. Main St. in Perry at the ACWC Gallery. The Silver Lake Institute (SLI) was one of those recipients and their annual award "is used to promote variety and quality in the SLI seasonal summer program," said Frederick Schuknecht, who along with Rev. Greg Franklin represented the Program Committee of SLI as he accepted the check from Kathryn Hollinger, Grant Coordinator, and A. Douglas Berwanger, representing the Wyoming County Board of Supervisors, Chairman.

To read about the other recipients, click on "Read More" below.


The Arts Education Grant went to two recipients:
  • Dustin Woodard for his work at Letchworth Central School 
  • Josh Rice for his work at Perry Central School.

The Individual Artist Grant was awarded to Sarah Hoeppner.

Two Youth Scholarship Awards were given by Executive Director Jacqueline Hoyt. They are:
  • Maliya Travers-Crumb - Rising Star Scholarship.
  • Josh Marcks - Performance - Puppets.
The following are the recipients of the 2019 Community Arts Grants:
  • Arcade Free Library
  • Eagle Free Library
  • Gainsville Free Library
  • PMSA /Genesee Dance Theatre
  • Silver Lake Institute
  • Stevens Memorial Library
  • Town of Orangeville
  • Town of Perry / Farmers Market
  • Village of Perry / Perry Community Band
  • Warsaw Public Library
  • Wyoming Historical Pioneer Association / Pioneer Picnic
  • Wyoming County Historian / Passport through History
  • Wyoming Free Library
Following the awards, we were given a brief performance by Puppeteer Josh Marcks. A reception followed which was followed by the annual group photograph.

Funds for the Arts Grants and the Youth Scholarships are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. The Arts Council is also funded in part by the Wyoming County Board of Supervisors, local businesses, and individual members. If you would like to support any of the youth scholarship programs, the ACWC invites you to speak with ACWC staff or call 585-237-3517.

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