The Greenville Arts Council Celebrates 28 Years of the Arts
On Friday, the Greenville Arts Council honored five community members at their annual fundraiser, Greenville Honors Its Own.
- Bert Miller Volunteer Award, Martha Love Mansell Bradley
- Business Award, TecInfo Inc.
- Arts in Education Award, Mary Alma Chess King
- Artist Award, Alex O’Neal
- Lifetime Contribution to the Arts, Judy B. Reed
The Greenville Arts Council is a community organization devoted to promoting the rich cultural heritage of the region. Through their programming and events they stimulate and encourage cultural activities, arts appreciation, arts education, and the creative works of artists.
“Greenville Honors Its Own is a significant event for the Greenville Arts Council, not only does it give us the opportunity to appreciate those in our community who have been involved in the arts, but this event is one of our primary fundraisers,” explained Executive Director, MacKenzie Stroh.
Funds raised at Greenville Honors Its Own will assist in continuing to offer diverse events and educational programming to local schools. The Greenville Arts Council host artist exhibits, lectures, special events around the 1901 Armitage Hershell Carousel, classes and workshops. The Greenville Arts Council is also a member of the Greenville Arts Partnership. The Greenville Arts Partnership is between the Greenville Arts Council, Washington County School Districts and three other community arts partners, Delta Center Stage, Delta Symphony Association and the Delta Children’s Museum, the partnership focuses on full arts integration in Washington County schools. The Greenville Arts Partnership is also a member of the Kennedy Center’s Partners in Education.
Leading sponsors of Greenville Honors Its Own 2011 are Mr. Frank Baird, Jr., Clarke, Bradley, Baker, and Company LLC., Delta Democrat Times, Greenville Rotary Club, Howard and Carole Brent Family Foundation, Lake Tindall, LLP, Planters Bank and Trust Co., WWISCAA, Inc., Delta Implement, Infinite Concepts Inc., Mr. and Mrs. Clarke Reed, and the Pantry.
“We are extremely grateful to our sponsors and supporters. We are a community organization. The Greenville Arts Council is here to bring arts to the community and it couldn’t be done without the support of the people of Washington County,” said Stroh.