Celebrating the the arts in Henry County Public Schools and the Community

Last weekend, Henry County Public Schools held Arts Alive!, a fabulous event designed to encourage students to participate in the fine and performing arts. Over 400 students and staff took part in the program, which included an art exhibit, choral serenades, instrumental ensembles and student performances. Arts Alive! provided students and the community with a meaningful opportunity for creativity and cultural exposure.


Piedmont Arts was proud to participate in this celebration of the arts. Bernadette Moore, director of marketing/PR, and Carolyn Beale, Studio 107 coordinator, spent Saturday setting up a table in the lobby which highlighted Piedmont Arts' many Community Partnerships - something we are truly proud of!


Thanks to Carolyn and Studio 107 artists Karen Barnes Colletti and Lynn Berry for manning the booth during Sunday's program!

At the close of ceremonies, distinguished Henry County Public Schools alumni and local organizations were given awards in celebration of their support of the arts. Michael Shelton, the designer of the Arts Alive! logo, Jonathan Penn and Greyson Clifton were all honored. We are doubly proud of Michael and Jonathan as they are both previous recipients of Piedmont Arts' Work Scholarship, which supports college level education in the arts!

Piedmont Arts was also fortunate enough to receive an award in recognition of our excellence in partnership. Thanks so much to Henry County Public Schools for supporting our organization and recognizing the importance of art in the lives of local students! Other organizations to receive awards include: Boys and Girls Clubs of the Blue Ridge (Engaging Students After School Award); TheatreWorks (Engaging Students, Families, and the Community Award); and the Bassett High School Band Boosters (Above and Beyond Supporter of Students and the Fine Arts Award).

As part of the year-long preparation for Arts Alive!, Studio 107 artist Nancy Clark was chosen to design and create the beautiful awards given to program honorees. Nancy, one of The Five Glassy Chix, hand-cut each piece for the many awards and fused them together in a kiln to create one-of-a-kind keepsakes! What a wonderful job, Nancy!

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