2018 ASC Regional Artist Project Grant Recipients

Good news from the Arts and Science Council! They just announced their list of regional artist project grant recipients and 32 lucky artists received funding.

The award is open to artists in all disciplines and provides a grant of up to $2,000. This year’s grantees were selected from nearly 100 applicants, who requested a total of $169,048 for $53,904 in available funds. Recipients represent nine counties and disciplines from film and theatre to visual arts and dance.

 Please congratulate these recipients the next time you see them. If you don’t know any, start googling… there’s a lot of talent on this list!

Eliana Arenas – $2,000

To purchase a desktop water jet cutter for wall installation materials.

Brian Arreola – $1,650

To purchase a lighting rig to support community performances of chamber opera.

Jeffrey Botz – $2,000

To purchase a field view camera with a long bellows extension to facilitate photographs made with a 1200mm (48”) telephoto lens.

Vanessa Carr – $1,995

To purchase a dry ice machine for performances.

Jenni Chandler – $1,764

To attend the Twig & Olive “LIFE’S ADVENTURE: A Family Photography Workshop” in Phoenix.

William Davis – $2,000

To support the digitization of home video footage for “Shaun Song,” a documentary investigating the disappearance of Charlotte resident Shaun Donaldson.

Wanda Ebright – $2,000

To support attendance at the 2018 International Association of Blacks in Dance conference in Los Angeles.

Beverly Elkins – $1,390

To enroll in Story Analysis for Film and Legal Primer for the Entertainment Business courses through UCLA-Extension.

Ingrid Erickson – $1,859

To purchase a professional video camera with tripod to record the behavior of the 21 species of lemurs at the Duke Lemur Center.

Kali Ferguson – $783

To purchase a professional video lighting kit to create story performance, creative coaching and cultural education instructional videos.

Liani Foster – $2,000

To participate in a career advancement workshop at Penland School of Craft.

Raymond Grubb – $2,000

To purchase a color printer capable of outputting platinum palladium negatives and archival pigment prints.

Rick Haithcox – $2,000

To support printing and mounting photographic work for gallery display.

Jenny Hubbard – $875

To attend a one-month writers’ residency at UCross Foundation in Wyoming.

Susan Lackey – $1,270

To support a mentoring style studio experience with master artist Carrie Burns Brown at Kanuga Watermedia Workshops in Hendersonville, N.C.

Phil Moody – $1,575

To support travel to Lisbon, Portugal to install a solo exhibition.

Eric Mullis – $969

To support attendance at a week-long intensive training in Gaga technique, a contemporary dance technique developed by Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin.

Jaclyn O’Toole – $2,000

To support attendance at the 2018 International Association of Blacks in Dance conference in Los Angeles.

Marek Ranis – $1,938

To purchase video equipment.

Paul Reali – $1,380

To support participation in the Wildacres Writers Workshop in July 2018.

Rodney Rock – $1,897

To purchase a Nikon D500 camera.

Maria Senkel – $1,673

To purchase a bandsaw for woodcarvings.

Zaiba Sheikh – $1,995

To attend Dalcroze-Eurhythmics training at a workshop at Carnegie-Mellon University.

Ju-Ian Shen – $2,000

To study ceramics at Penland School of Craft.

Ryan Sumner – $2,000

To purchase a large-format professional printer to create large-scale black and white copy negatives.

Denise Torrance – $2,000

To support participation in a one month artist residency in Listowel, Ireland, culminating in a show featuring work created during the residency at Olive Stack Gallery.

Al Torres – $1,705

To purchase supplies required for one-person exhibition at the Rauch Gallery in Dallas, N.C.

LaGeris Underwood Bell – $2,000

To support website development for “Inherit the Land,” a documentary about a white family in Union County that bequeathed a fortune to the “black branch” of their family.

Sally Vacca – $889

To support travel to study with historian Dr. James Pasto and The North End Historical Society.

Andrea Vail – $2,000

To purchase a MacBook Pro for facilitating a collaborative project involving several N.C. fibers programs.

James Weitzel – $1,832

To purchase the supplies needed to create a large scale, five-foot high set of copper wings.

Bryan Wilson – $465

To purchase premium linen and hardware for stretching canvas.


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