Two Walsh Professors Awarded Individual Arts in Stark Grants
What's New, 2012-01-23
The ArtsinStark Board of Directors has unanimously approved awarding $85,000 in Special Project Grants. The projects were divided into two groups with 15 projects funded as regular grants (up to $ 7,500) and 32 mini grants funded at ($750 or less). Among the mini grants, seven were awarded to individual artists, two of whom are Walsh University professors.
Diane Belfiglio and Lee Horrisberger were each awarded individual artist's grants for their upcoming projects at the annual grant awards ceremony Monday, January 16, at the Canton Cultural Center. These awards are the second individual artist's grants that both Walsh University professors have won from ArtsinStark for their creative work.
Belfiglio's mini-grant is to teach an oil pastel workshop to advanced art students at GlenOak High School. The workshop will culminate in two student exhibitions, one at GlenOak High School, and another at First Row Centre for the Arts in Greentown. Belfiglio teaches drawing, design, and painting and has exhibited in over 150 solo and group shows regionally, nationally and internationally. Her work is in several corporate and museum collections.
Horrisberger will coordinate an exhibit "Out of the Box," which will showcase early box camera negatives that will be printed and exhibited at the new Birk Center for the Arts on the Walsh University campus. Horrisberger is a professor in the Humanities & Communication division and teaches digital photojournalism and communication classes.
ArtsinStark began over 40 years ago in 1968, with the dream of building a Cultural Center for the Arts alongside the Canton Civic Center. In 1970, that dream came true. Today ArtsinStark is the County Arts Council. We are a nonprofit organization that gives out grants, manages the Cultural Center, and runs the Annual Arts Campaign. We are committed to using the arts to create smarter kids, new jobs, and healthier communities. Nearly 80% of all dollars we raise through the Annual Arts Campaign go out to Stark County non-profit organizations, artists and schools in the form of grants. Annually, that's $1.2 million to more than 100 organizations and individual artists.