Dear GCCA Members and Friends,
The Greene County Council on the Arts celebrates the talents and educational efforts of local art instructors and mentors through our annual Teacher Recognition Honor Roll. In support of our educational and cultural programs, we ask you to recognize a teacher or mentor who made a difference in your life or that of your child by making a donation to GCCA in honor or in memory of this gifted and influential teacher.
Donations received on or before Monday, March 1, 2017 will be included in the GCCA Honor Roll displayed during our youth arts show at the GCCA Catskill Gallery on exhibit March 4 through April 15, 2017. Donations received by April 1, 2017 will be acknowledged in the GCCA Honor Roll printed in the May/June 2017 issue of Arts Alive. Contributions in any amount are deeply appreciated and tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Thank you!
Top of the Class-$100 or more, Teacher’s Pet-$50-$99, Hall Monitor-$30-$49 or “Other” – any amount. You may make a contribution in Memory of or in Honor of a mentor.
This spring’s youth art show, titled “Outside the Lines 2017,” exhibits artworks from the creative imaginations of Greene County children and youth, grades pre-K through 12. We are excited to announce that, for the first time, this year’s show will also present digital art made by Greene County children and youth. We invite you to meet the young artists, their families, as well as their teachers and mentors at the opening reception on Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 2-4 pm.
The Greene County Council on the Arts also funds and operates other important programs to develop young artists, including our ‘Sprouts’ Youth Arts Reach summer workshops and our Arts-in-Education grants program for in school, after school and community based learning in Greene, Columbia and Schoharie Counties. This year there are plans underway for a student gallery visit program, which will increase the exposure to the arts for Greene County children who might otherwise not have the opportunity to visit galleries or museums.
Through the generosity of our donors, Greene County Council on the Arts has delivered 41 years of leadership in the arts in our communities. In a time of arts education funding cuts, your contribution will help support our continuing efforts to promote artistic and cultural opportunities that serve thousands of young people.
A donation form and return envelope are enclosed for your convenience. Thank you for your support of Greene County Council on the Arts as a cultural center of the Catskills and the Hudson Valley, enriching the quality of life through artistic and cultural programs for art lovers of all ages.
Kay Stamer, Executive Director and Niva Dorell, Visual Arts Director
Greene County Council on the Arts
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