Library Receives $2,860 Programming Grant
12/21/2007 — The Dansville Public Library was notified it is the recipient of a $2,860 grant for 'Arts in the Library' from the Genesee Valley Council on the Arts. Four musical events and three children's creative arts workshops will be held in 2008.
The musical portion of 'Arts in the Dansville Public Library,' is a continuation of the Local Performing Artists Series begun in 1985. Allan Howe and Friends featuring Rich Greene will lead off with #28 in the Series of Local Artists when they present their concert on Tuesday, January 8, 2008 at 7:00 p.m.
The series will continue with three additional musical groups during the months of February, March and November. W.B. Blues is scheduled for February 7, and the remaining musical groups are Turtlestone Quartet and Band of Brothers, yet to be scheduled.
The children's arts workshops will be part of programming for children during the summer. Writer Dan Folts, artist Rene' Coombs and actor Jill Macy will each conduct a daily, two-hour workshop for children ages 8-12. The classes will be held three separate weeks with tentative plans for two workshops in July and one in August. Each week long workshop culminates in an event open to the public.
The grant derives from the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization program, administered by the Genesee Valley Council on the Arts.