The arts in Vermillion get state grant support

The arts in Vermillion get state grant support The arts in Vermillion are getting support from the state. Governor Bill Janklow and the South Dakota Arts Council are awarding grants to support various arts activities in Vermillion.

"The arts are important to our quality of life and education. We need to take advantage of the opportunities these grants help provide, especially with our children," Janklow said.

Grants awarded to the Vermillion community are:

* John Michael Banasiak: $2,724. Artist Project Grant supports the production of a series on 100 photographs, which will become part of an exhibition involving the artist's working environment.

* Susan Keith Gray: $3,0000. Artist Project Grant supports the production of a compact disc of music for violin and piano by women composers.

* South Dakota String Teachers Association: $250. Project Grant supports the J. Laiten Weed Honors Orchestra, a chamber orchestra composed of the top 22 string players in the South Dakota All-State Orchestra. Concerts this year will be in Pierre and Rapid City.

* Vermillion Area Arts Council: $2,500. Project Grant support "ArtSpace � Green Place," a project to design and complete an installation of mural, sculpture, plantings, small performance area, tables and seating, utilizing artists, the community and students.

* Shrine to Music Museum: $22,872. Arts Challenge Grant supports year-round arts programming at the Shrine to Music as well as educational outreach.

* Dakota Baroque and Classic Company, baroque chamber ensemble: $2,700.

* Discovery Mime Theatre, mime troup: $3,700.

* Kobayashi/Gray Duo, piano/violin duo: $900.

* Rawlins Piano Trio, piano/violin/cello ensemble: $1,200.

* University Galleries, touring exhibitions of the works of Robert Aldern, Roger Broer, and Robert Freeman: $2,000.

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