Schweiker Administration Announces Nominees to PA Council on the Arts.HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ --
On behalf of Pa. Gov. Mark Schweiker, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA) is an agency serving the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Established in 1966, its mission is "to foster the excellence, diversity and vitality of the arts in Pennsylvania and to broaden the availability and appreciation of those arts Executive Director Philip Horn announced the nomination of seven Pennsylvanians to serve on the arts council An arts council is a government or private, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the arts mainly by funding local artists, awarding prizes, and organizing events at home and abroad. . Senate confirmation is required for all nominees.
If confirmed, the following would serve three-year terms on the council:
-- Nancy Stein of Ambler, Montgomery County, volunteer for the
Philadelphia Museum of Art Philadelphia Museum of Art, established in 1875, chartered in 1876. When the city of Philadelphia planned to erect a building to house the Centennial Exposition of 1876, provision was made to keep the building permanently occupied; the Pennsylvania Museum and School and Philadelphia Craft Show;
-- Sally Bohlin of Waverly, Lackawanna County, board member and officer
of the Mountain Laurel Performing Arts Center A performing arts center, often abbreviated PAC, is a multi-use performance space that can be adapted for use by various types of the performing arts, including dance, music and theatre. ;
-- Carol R. Brown of Pittsburgh, past president of The Pittsburgh
Cultural Trust; and
-- Adrienne Snelling of Fogelsville, Lehigh County, award-winning
photographer and member of the board of trustees of the Baum School
Nominated to serve two-year terms are:
-- Marcia M. Gumberg of Pittsburgh, chairman of the board of the Carnegie
Museum of Art and Life Trustee of the Carnegie Institute; and
-- Myron Hay Tomb Esq. of Indiana, Indiana County, member of the board of
the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art and past president of the
board of the University Museum of Indiana University of
Nominated for a one-year term is:
-- Lee C. Swartz Esq. of Harrisburg, Dauphin Dauphin, town, Canada
Dauphin (dô`fĭn), town (1991 pop. 8,453), SW Man., Canada, on the Vermilion River. It is the retail and distribution center for an agricultural, lumbering, and fishing area. County, past president of
the Harrisburg Opera Association and co-founder and past president
of Central Pennsylvania Friends of Jazz.
"These well-qualified nominees will continue to build on a remarkable record of achievement by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts in fostering the contributions of Pennsylvania's arts and cultural community," Horn said.
Established in 1966 by the General Assembly under the Office of the Governor, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts accomplishes its mission through a combination of grants to the arts; partnerships and initiatives; technical assistance; and by serving as a resource for arts-related information.
The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts partners with national, state, local and regional organizations to seek opportunities and solutions to challenges affecting the arts in the Commonwealth, and to initiate projects that will serve a broad spectrum of artists, arts organizations and arts participants throughout the state.
CONTACT: Heather Doughty of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, +1-717-787-6883, ext. 3039.
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