Modoc County Arts Council Director, Ken Franklin and The Art Center President, Bonnie Sherer are pleased to announce the receipt of a $2,981.73 grant from the U.S. Bank Foundation community giving partnership program. The US Bank Foundation provides cash contributions to nonprofit organizations in grant priority areas of education, economic opportunity, and artistic and cultural enrichment. In late 2015, an artistic and cultural enrichment application for The Art Center was electronically submitted under the advisement of Alturas Branch US Bank Manager, Joni Bogardus .
The funding was received with much delight by all early last week. The staff at The Art Center is eagerly planning to make improvements to their front gallery lighting. These improvements will include new LED low voltage light wands included in a new gallery hanging system unit. The staff also has plans purchase 15 new 11 x 17 in. hinged frames for the community gallery corner inside of the US Bank. This community gallery will now present a rotation of artwork created by the children in our local schools. The details are yet to be worked out, but the vision is very exciting.
“This grant is so welcomed by our volunteers at The Art Center. The savings we expect from this upgrade of our current mix of 30 and 50 watt track lighting to the new 7 Watt LED lighting will make such a difference in reducing our monthly expense for electricity.” explains The Art Center President, Bonnie Sherer. “Also, we had this idea to create a childrens’ community gallery and wanted this showcase to present a finished, professional quality display. These keepsake frames we are planning to purchase fit that need completely. We at The Art Center are so thankful for the continued support we have received from Joni Bogardus at US Bank and the U.S. Bank Foundation community giving partnership program. ”
Pictured L to R: Nancy Gardner, Grant contact person; Bonnie Sherer, TAC President; Joni Bogardus, US Bank Manger; and Ken Franklin, Modoc County Arts Council Director