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 Warren County. All eligible grant proposals are reviewed by a peer panel comprised of representatives from Warren County. Community Arts Access grants are available for visual, musical, performing, literary and inter-disciplinary arts projects that provide community-based programming. Projects employ artists from the Warren County area. Projects or programs must make an effort to serve diverse and underserved audiences. Eligible projects are those taking place between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015.
The BCA is pleased to announce this year's IACA Community Arts Access grant award winners are: Buchanan Community Chorus, Ecumenical Singers of Monmouth, Immaculate Conception School, and Monmouth Civic Orchestra. Congratulations to our award winners and be sure to mark your calendars for their upcoming performances!
What does peace mean to you? That’s the central question photographer and storyteller John Noltner has been asking people for his social commentary project, A Peace of My Mind.
Founded in 2009, A Peace of My Mind is a multimedia art project that fosters public dialogue about issues related to conflict resolution, civic responsibility, and peace. With engaging portraits and compelling personal stories, nearly 100 diverse subjects describe what peace means to them, how they work toward it in their lives, and some of the obstacles they encounter along the way.
Those profiled include Holocaust survivors and a homeless man, a Somali refugee and a military chaplain, a pottery instructor and an oil company executive. Artists, volunteers, politicians, and business leaders all share their thoughts and inspiring stories in a series that celebrates our common experience and sense of community.
A Peace of My Mind will be on exhibit March 11 - April 18, 2015. The BCA will host an opening on Thursday, March 19th at 7 p.m. John Noltner will present an artist talk and Rabbi Amy Eilberg will deliver the 2015 Samuel M. Thompson Lecture.
This exhibit is possible through the generous gift of Marjorie Munson Wunder in partnership with the Buchanan Center for the Arts and the Peace, Ethics, and Social Justice Program at Monmouth College.
All programming at the BCA is sponsored in part by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, a state agency.