By Jennifer Sadler and Craig Sonnenberg
On October 14, the Greater Columbus Arts Council will host civic, corporate and arts leaders for the 27th annual Community Arts Partnership awards presented this year by PNC Bank.
Emcee Jerry Revish from WBNS 10TV will host a fun filled awards presentation that will feature the 2010 Community Arts Partnership honorees. The recipients of the Artistic Excellence Award of $10,000 to a local arts organization and the recipient of the 2nd annual Raymond J. Hanley Fellowship will also be revealed during the luncheon. In addition, attendees will be treated to video produced by WOSU that will take a look back at the history of the Columbus Arts Festival in anticipation its 50th anniversary in 2011.
The Community Arts Partnership awards program—formerly known as the Business Arts Partnership awards—has had a long and rich history of recognizing those who support the arts, which in turn adds life to the central Ohio community.
By Craig Sonnenberg
Support of the arts is an important economic driver that supports jobs, generates revenue and improves quality of life in a region. PNC Bank knows this from firsthand experience, and is bringing their Arts Alive program to Columbus to help increase engagement and make the arts more accessible to diverse audiences.
To understand what this program could do for Columbus it is helpful to look at the pilot program that began in Philadelphia last year. Out of the 204 applications received for their 2009 program, there were 18 grant recipients from the metropolitan Philadelphia region and five from South Jersey. The projects ranged from ticket subsidies to provide arts access to more diverse audiences, to free public events to engage new audiences and introduce the arts in unexpected ways, to innovative programs tocapture the attention and interest of the next generation of arts supporters—high school and college-aged students.
JAG presents CJO’s Great American Songbook & Swingin’ at Southern
The Jazz Arts Group of Columbus (JAG) is getting ready to blow the roof off the joint for the next seasons of the Great American Songbook and Swingin’ at the Southern series. Under the direction of world-renowned band leader and trumpet virtuoso Byron Stripling, the Columbus Jazz Orchestra will travel from Broadway to New Orleans; celebrate Count Basie and Henry Mancini; and pay tribute to the guitar and the Apollo Theater.
Available Light Theatre Announces Upcoming Season
Available Light Theatre announces shows coming up through December including Stop Sign [Language], The Life and Death of Richard the Third, and Conam's Annual Xmas Spectacular Jew and Improved!
Opening the season is Stop Sign [Language]. In this stunning one-woman show, Eleni steers us through the evolution of human communication, her life-long dance with dyslexia, and the Esperanto of street signs, finally driving head-first into the ever-daunting gap between language and meaning.
Chanticleer Kicks Off Chamber Music Columbus 2010-2011 Season
It’s a special day when a globetrotting, multi-Grammy-Award-winning musical ensemble gives a concert in your backyard. For Central Ohioans that day is October 2, when the San Francisco-based a cappella vocal ensemble Chanticleer returns to the Southern Theatre to kick off Chamber Music Columbus’ 2010-11 season. Before the 8 p.m. concert, WOSU Classical Music Host Jennifer Hambrick will lead a special public conversation with Chanticleer Music Director Matthew Oltman.