The Blue Ridge Arts Council in Seneca, SC, has been granted $2,782.00 by the South Carolina Arts Commission for 2012-2013. The support will provide operational funds so that BRAC can continue serving Oconee County as the only non-profit Gallery and Art Center in the area. The center relies on volunteers and donors to present wonderful gallery exhibits of the Upstate’s art community. The next Gallery event is a Juried Photography Show, “Art through a Lens”, opening on January 18, 2013. We are still in need of sponsors for this show. Interested individuals or corporations are urged to consider donating to this event by calling the office at 864/882-2722 Tuesday through Friday afternoons.
Several area companies, organizations and individuals are helping The Blue Ridge Arts Council meet its obligation of matching the Arts Commission grant with local dollars.
Those who are supporting the grant project are:
2012 BUSINESS SPONSOR LIST
City of Seneca
The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation
Oconee Accommodations & Hospitality Commission
Oconee County Arts & Historical Commission
Oconee Tourism Commission
School District of Oconee County
South Carolina Arts Commission- Operating Grant (which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts).
South Carolina National Heritage Corridor
Seneca Hospitality & Accommodations Commission
The Daily Journal-Daily Messenger
PATRONS ($1,000 – 1,999)
The UPS Store
Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative
South Carolina Arts Commission-Web Grant (which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.)
SPONSORS ($500 – 999)
DONORS ($250 – 499)
Flowers by the Lake
FRIENDS ($50 to 249)
Deb’s Painting Crew
D”Lishness Gourmet Cupcake
BRAC also offers an extensive list of classes for adults and children. The upcoming Winter Term offers new and returning classes and variety of teachers. Please go to the web site for a complete list of classes at (www.blueridgeartscenter.com) where you can register on line if you wish. There are also gift certificates for classes available for Holiday presents.
The South Carolina Arts Commission provides grants, technical services and leadership to arts organizations, schools and individual artists to preserve and promote the arts across the spectrum of South Carolina’s cultures and forms of expression. The agency strives to make the arts accessible to all South Carolinians, enhancing quality of life and contributing significantly to the state’s economic well-being. Headquartered in Columbia, SC, the Arts Commission draws on the resources of state dollars appropriated by the South Carolina General Assembly and the federal government through the National Endowment for the Arts.
For more information, visit (www.SouthCarolinaArts.com) or call 803/734-8696.