Arts & Cultural Council Announces $6135 in Special Opportunity Stipends For 2001-2002
Rochester, NY October 18 2001- The Arts and Cultural Council for Greater Rochester announces the Special Opportunity Stipends (S.O.S.) for the Genesee Valley/Finger Lakes Region. Thirteen (13) visual and performing artists received a total of $6135 in funding. Three times per year funds totaling up to $7000 in each round are awarded in $50 - $600 stipends for artists in all disciplines. Artists will use their stipends to take advantage of career-building opportunities that will take place between November 2001 and February 2002. The next round of applications will be due on February 4, 2002. Recipients must reside in one of the following counties: Monroe, Cayuga, Livingston, Genesee, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Yates, Wayne, or Wyoming.
The Special Opportunity Stipend program is funded by New York State Council on the Arts through the New York Foundation for the Arts. The program is administered by the Arts and Cultural Council for Greater Rochester in association with area arts councils.
Special Opportunity Stipends Selection Panelists for 2001-2002 included: Toni Elderkin, Monroe County, visual and performing arts; Jean Hennesey, Livingston County, Genesee Valley Council on the Arts, administrator; Paul Knoblauch, Monroe County, Knoblauch Metal Works, visual arts; Sarah E. Lentini, Monroe County, Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester, Executive Director; Elaina Rodriguez, Monroe County, writer.
SOS RECIPIENTS FOR 2001-2002 ROUND 1 (For Opportunities between November 2001 and February 2002)
Clifford Collier Media 518 49 Glasgow St Rochester, NY 14608 (716) 325-4375 For travel and lodging to work with mentor Haile Gerima, an independent filmmaker and founder of Mypheduh Films, to discuss his screen play and learn more about the many facets of producing a film in Washington, DC
Sari Gaby Visual Arts 500 252 Linden St. Rochester, NY 14620 (716) 288-7870 For framing for a solo show at the Century Club of Rochester, NY
Colleen Hendrick Dance 301 111 Terrace Park Rochester, NY 14619 (716) 235-3960 For car rental, gas and lodging to attend the "Assisi Conferences and Seminars" November conference with Allan Combs, PhD on "Giving Birth to Living Patterns in Mind, Brain and Psyche" in Brattleboro, VT.
Blair Hornbuckle Dance 365 66 Glen Rd. Rochester, NY 14610 (716) 586-5008 For travel and lodging and drum rental to attend a workshop on dundun drumming in combination with dance with Michael Markus, founder and director of Magbana, a professional drum and dance group, in Claryville, NY.
Minhhang Huynh Visual Arts 450 8 Wadsworth St. Geneseo, NY 14454 (716) 245-8612 For packing materials and framing for a solo exhibition and slide presentation at the Weyland Gallery at the Divine World College in Epworth, IA.
Ray Minnick Visual Arts 600 5 Liberty St. P.O. Box 263 Castile, NY 14427 (716) 493-5524 For framing and hanging hardware for his first solo exhibition of his color photgraphy at the Arts Council for Wyoming County Gallery, Perry, NY.
Jim Morris 600 9446 Francis Rd. Batavia, NY 14020 (716) 343-5946 For travel, lodging and materials to particpate in an artist in residency at the Pyramid Atlantic Studios in Riverdale, MD.
James Pelc Performance Art 300 92 Amsden Dr. Rochester, NY 14623 (716) 334-5753 For travel and lodging to attend a clown art seminar offered by the Great Clown Adventure (to learn new techniques from a masterclown, a mime for work in movement and expression, an acting coach and director to improve stage presentation, and with a master costumer) in Las Vegas, NV.
Cindy Pelc Performance Art 300 92 Amsden Dr. Rochester, NY 14623 (716) 334-5753 For travel and lodging to attend a clown art seminar offered by the Great Clown Adventure (to learn new techniques from masterclown, a mime for working movement and expression, an acting coach and director to improve stage presentation, and with a master costumer) in Las Vegas, NV.
Mary Ann Scarborough Crafts 425 3959 Bennetts Crs. Rd Holley, NY 14420 (716) 638-5179 For framing and a lighting designer to participate as one of 40 selected artists in the Memorial Art Gallery's "Fine Craft Show," Rochester, NY.
Mary Stid Visual Arts 600 200 Irvington Rd. Rochester, NY 14620 (716) 244-7238 For framing and matting for her first solo show at the American Association of University Women, Rochester, NY.
Jared Valentine Visual Arts 576 94 Oakland St. Rochester, NY 14620 (716) 256-0887 For framing and matting to exhibit an installation of passtels in the "Wall Project" exhibition at the Mercer Gallery, Monroe Community College.
Sarah Webb Visual Arts 600 280 Kilbourn Rd Rochester, NY 14618 (716) 586-8779 For installation materials and child care for "waxing/ waning," her first opportunity to combine performance with an installation and performance at the Gallery 31, a part of the Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY.