Amid cheers and applause, Michelle Landis, Chair of the Charter Arts Foundation’s Giving Circle, announced this year’s winning grant project, presenting a check for $17,000 to the school for the installation of specialized gallery lighting for the Corpora Gallery. The lighting will greatly enhance the viewing experience and allow greater flexibility and quality illumination for all of the visual art installations for years to come.
This event was the first in-person Giving Circle gathering since the fall of 2019, with more than 30 people in attendance at Bethlehem House Gallery on May 19, 2021. The gallery’s owner, Ward Van Haute, is a steadfast supporter of the Charter Arts Foundation and his gallery was the perfect inspirational backdrop for this annual award evening.
Each year, members of the Giving Circle commit to help fund one of several proposed projects that would otherwise not be covered in the school’s budget. Past projects included the Commons Cafe Kitchen, the Mural Project and a new marquee for the building that will be installed this year.
This year’s winning grant proposal was presented by visual arts student, Abigail Lichtenwalner, Class of 2021, and Lorie Reinhard, Artistic Director of Visual Arts. The Corpora Gallery, named for local artist Sandy Corpora, attracts bustling crowds of art enthusiasts each school year as it hosts both student and professional exhibitions.
Instrumental music student, Amber Peirce, Class of 2023, provided vocal and guitar entertainment which was the most welcoming sound for all after a very long year without live performances. Stay tuned for next year’s Giving Circle proposal evenings which are a great way to get to know new people and support the school.
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We look forward to seeing many of you in “the perfect light” when the new lighting is installed in the fall.