The 2011 Arlington Cultural Council Grant recipients were honored at a reception held at Arlington Town Hall on Monday April 11th, 2011.

2011 Grant Recipients Honored at Town Hall - photo

2011 Grant Recipients Honored at Town Hall

Front Row: Shunsuke Yamaguchi and Alice Dungan Bouvrie
Second Row: Elena Dodd, Gail McCormick, Aimee Taberner, Gina Sonder, Doreen Stevens, Betsy Schramm, Aine Minogue

Back Row:  Shari Craig, Sarah Newcomb, Senator Ken Donnelly, Representative Will Brownsberger, Maryellen Loud, Diana Weisner, Angelika Festa

This year’s Arlington Cultural Council Grant recipients were honored at a reception held at Arlington Town Hall on Monday April 11th, 2011. Joined by Senator Ken Donnelly and Representative Will Brownsberger, recipients had a chance to meet the members of the Council and area residents interested in promoting arts and culture in Arlington. Selectman Clarissa Rowe announced the awardees, and gave a short description of their projects. A special highlight of the evening was the presentation of a Gold Star award to Betsy Schramm by Mass Cultural Council program coordinator Kylie Sullivan. The MCC’s Gold Star Awards, established in 2001, recognize exemplary cultural programs funded by local cultural councils (LCCs) throughout the state.

Upcoming performances by ACC grantees include Elena Dodd’s portrayal of Eleanor Roosevelt at the Arlington Senior Center on Friday, June 10 at 1pm, and two performances of Shakespeare in the Park this summer. For more details, see the ACC website at https://arlingtonculturalcouncil.wordpress.com

The Council is actively seeking new members to join the ACC beginning in September. Council members attend monthly meetings, serve as liaisons for grant recipients, and assist with various projects. This is a great way to get involved with arts and culture in Arlington. We are particularly seeking new members who may be interested in serving as treasurer, or working on publicity. If you are interested, learn more on our website, and contact us at arlingtonculturalcouncil@yahoo.com