Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Andover "Mass"terpieces: Celebrating Local Cultural Excellence

The Addison Gallery is pleased to host the Andover Cultural Council reception to honor its 2008 grant award recipients on May 1st from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Anita Walker, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Cultural Council will be in attendance; Brian T. Allen, Director of the Addison Gallery, and Alan Michel, chairman of the Andover Cultural Council, will welcome guests.

The Andover Cultural Council is a part of a network of 329 Local Cultural Councils administered by the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC), a state agency. The MCC provides allocations to each of Massachusetts' 351 cities and towns to support cultural activities. The LCC Program is the largest volunteer-run, grassroots arts funding program in the nation, supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences annually.

This year, the Andover Cultural Council funded 18 grants totaling $5,450.

Arts and culture are an important part of what makes our community unique, the Addison Gallery is proud to support the Andover Cultural Council and its outstanding grant recipients.

This year’s grant recipients include Andover Chinese Cultural Exchange • Bancroft Elementary School • Davis Bates & Roger Tincknell • Berkshire Hills Music Academy • Delvena Theater Company • Denise Doucette • Sandra Dukeshire • Greater Lawrence Educational Collaborative • Ruth Harcovitz • Harvard Pro Musica • High Plain Elementary School • Scott Jameson • Gina Murray • Quintessential Brass • John Root • Society for Historically Informed Performances • West Elementary School • Young Opera Company •

The evening will include ACC grant recipients discussing their funded projects, live music and light refreshments, provided by Wine Sense, Atria Marland Place, Cupcake Boutique and Bakery, I Dream of Jeanne Cakes, and Sweet Mimis.

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