Monday, March 9, 2009

Luncheon Series to Honor Jacobs, Hill, & Wood

Black Creek Arts Council will be hosting a series of luncheons honoring people who have made outstanding contributions to the arts in Darlington County. On March 24th at 12pm, Willard Jacobs will be the honored guest. On April 1st at 12pm, Anna Hill and Dr. Graham Wood will be honored.

Willard Jacobs, who was recently honored through BCAC’s Artist’s Spotlight, is the quintessential contributor to the Arts. His impact reaches farther than paintings on canvas and sculpture adorning a public park. While those things are long lasting, Mr. Jacobs’ legacy is strengthened as much by the time he devoted to arts programming and arts education, as well as the number of individual lives he influenced. Belva High will speak about Mr. Jacobs contributions to the arts. Work by Mr. Jacobs, as well as a collection of photos highlighting his work, will be on display.

While Mr. Jacobs is a visual artist, Anna Hill and Dr. Graham Wood have both contributed to the arts through music and performances. Hill, who headed the BCAC-funded All-County Choir for many years, and Wood, currently a Professor of Music at Coker College, have done an incredible job of merging the Community and College in terms of music and musical theater. At their luncheon, a collection of friends and colleagues will highlight the achievements of these two great people. A group of Performing Arts Majors from Coker College will perform at the luncheon.

Tickets are $12 per person. Call Bruce Douglas at the Arts Center to purchase tickets, 843.332.6234.

The mission of Black Creek Arts Council is to promote and foster the Arts in Darlington County. BCAC’s offices are housed in a state of the art 10,000 square foot facility at 116 West College Avenue. BCAC offers a variety of programs including art classes of all styles, after-school activities, pre-school aged programs, private music lessons, and various types of gallery exhibits. BCAC also offers assistance with arts management, funding, education, and program coordination to arts and cultural organizations in Darlington County.

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