The Buchanan Center for the Arts is honored to have been awarded $5,600 through the Illinois Arts Council’s Community Arts Access regranting program. These funds are designated to support artists and not-for-profit arts organizations in Stephenson, Jo Daviess, Carroll, Ogle and Lee counties. All eligible grant proposals are reviewed by a peer panel comprised of representatives from each of the five counties.
The Buchanan Center for the Arts is proud to announce that artist Jim Weidle will be bringing his one man exhibition to Monmouth. Weidle is known for his wonderful oil and watercolor paintings. Come on down and be ready to be taken on a journey. The opening reception will take place Saturday, November 8, from 6:00- 8:30 p.m. The exhibition will end January 17, 2015.
The Art Presenter Collection consists of two and three dimensional art pieces, both originals and reproductions, presented to children each month.
The Art Presenter Program, founded in 1973 by the Monmouth branch of the American Association of University Women, is a volunteer program in visual art appreciation which is conducted in area schools, K-6, throughout the school year from October through May.
The Arts Presenter Program serves as a model for community involvement in the schools through the participation of volunteers who include parents, grandparents, retired teachers, college students, and other friends of children.
Since the programs inception in 1973 the Arts Presenters Program has received financial support from parent/teacher and community organizations. Partial funding has been provided by the Art$ Dollar$ Re-grant fund of the Buchanan Center for the Arts and the Illinois Arts Council, a state regency.