|ACNV Announces the Donna E Kublin Scholarship Winner|
Madeline Pado was awarded the Arts Council of the North Valley, Donna E. Kublin Art Scholarship for artistic excellence in Photography.
Attending Sunrise Mountain High School, Madeline was described by the judges as an impressive young woman with great promise. “Madeline’s photos integrate musical arts into photography. This creative approach was very impressive. As well, Madeline has maintained an extensive regimen of extracurricular activities that showcase her dedication and commitment to achieving her goals,” said Linda Schwartz, co-chair of the ACNV Scholarships Committee. Among Madeline’s activities is the varsity soccer team in which she serves as co-captain, concert choir, varsity choir and drama. In addition, Madeline is an honor student..
Madeline is interested in photojournalism and will be attending Arizona State University. "I am greatly honored to receive this generous scholarship from the Arts Council of the North Valley. This award will be an immensely beneficial aid to my pursuit of a photojournalism degree at Arizona State University,” said Pado. “I cannot thank the ACNV enough--not only for their monetary support, but also for their expression of confidence in my artistic potential as well as their enthusiastic encouragement regarding my photography career goals."
The Donna E. Kublin Art Scholarship will be awarded to Madeline Pado on April 30, 2011 at the ACNV Picnic Under the Stars Event held at the Anthem Community Park. In addition to the scholarship award, Madeline has been selected to photograph the event; adding to her already impressive portfolio.
The award is named after past President and Executive Director of the ACNV, Donna Kublin. One of its founders, Kublin helped guide the organization during the first five years and continues to assist the new leadership team. "I am deeply honored that the board has named the ‘Artistic Excellence Scholarship’ after me", said Kublin. "It was totally unexpected and heartwarming to be recognized in this special way."
Tickets for Picnic Under the Stars, the fun and fabulous fundraiser, are $35 and available by calling 623-551-3254 or visit www.acnv.org.
To learn more about the Arts Council of the North Valley, educational outreach programs, major fundraising events, upcoming programs and annual membership opportunities to support the arts here in the north valley, please call (623) 516-2268.
|The Choice is Art: For your kids, for Arizona’s future|
In December 2010, the Arizona Commission on the Arts launched a new campaign for the arts, called The Choice is Art.
In its first of four years, The Choice is Art campaign will focus on promoting understanding related to the benefits of arts education, and programs which engage students in learning in, through and about the arts.
Through a resource-rich and interactive website, visitors can directly connect with arts programs in their community and learn about the value of the arts. Visitors will also have the opportunity to support and protect the arts in our state by making a contribution to the Arizona ArtShare Endowment, which is held by the Arizona Community Foundation. Interest from this endowment is distributed annually through the grantmaking activities of the Arizona Commission on the Arts.
In subsequent years, the campaign aims to highlight the following: the significant contributions of Arizona artists and arts professionals, the positive impact of the arts on community health and livability, the broad economic impact of the arts and culture sector, and the singular role of the arts in promoting cultural understanding.
Visit www.thechoiceisart.org to find out how you can get involved.
The Anthem Country Club Community Association’s (ACCCA) Board of Directors recognized founders of several arts organizations at its January 20, 2011 annual meeting.
From left to right, ACCCA President Bob Tack; Pat Bennett, Starlight Community Theater; Connie Campbell Henry, ProMusica Arizona Chorale and Orchestra; Donna Kublin, Willine Evans and Larry Evans, past President of the Rotary Club of Anthem. Missing from the photo is Kevin Kocazek, ProMusica Arizona Chorale and Orchestra.
“Nominees for this Citizen’s Award have contributed significantly to our community and the Board wishes to acknowledge and encourage such continued contributions”, said Penny Long, ACCCA Board Secretary.
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