are we busy!
Thanks to the overwhelming response to the Poetry Jam!
We are now reading and judging your submissions and are looking forward to the Poetry Jam Reading and Awards Reception at the Randall Residence. Don't forget! Mark your calendar. . . May 19 at 6:30pm!
Thank you to everyone who submitted an entry and good luck!
Is it a poem?
April 21st was National "Poem in Your Pocket" day, so if you are still carrying that poem around or If you have a poem tucked away somewhere else. . . don't forget to enter it in the TCAAC Poetry Jam! Entries must be received by Monday, May 9, 2016 to be eligible for judging.
The deadline for submission is rapidly approaching. . . so put on those creative writing hats and let's jam! Click here for more information and to download an entry form.
We couldn't have done it without her and her staff!
For the past 6 years, the Tipp City Area Arts Council has been under the umbrella of Tipp-Monroe Community Services, with Kathy Taylor at the helm. Taylor and TMCS mentored and guided the TCAAC through its fledgling years.
The Tipp City Area Arts Council has received its own 501(c)3 status and as of April 1, 2016, will now operate independently. This is an exciting chapter in the story of the Tipp City Arts Area Council, albeit slightly bittersweet. Like a baby bird leaving the nest . . . a feat that would not be possible without the nurturing of its mother. . . Kathy Taylor and TMCS has supported the Tipp City Arts Council and made it possible for us to fly. For this, we will be eternally grateful.
At the April 12 TCAAC board meeting, the first TCAAC president, Molly Spencer, presented Taylor with a parting gift for all that she has done for the Tipp City Area Arts Council [top]. On April 21, at the TMCS board meeting, Molly Spencer and current TCAAC president, Andrew White, presented Taylor with a certificate naming her "Trustee Emeritus of the Arts Council" [bottom].
The two organizations will continue to work together to help promote the arts and activities that we all enjoy. . . and that make Tipp City one of the best hometowns in the state!
We ended January 2016 with a bang!
This year's Annual Celebration event, "A Night in Vegas", was held on January 30, 2016 and was a resounding success! We proudly recognized our 2015 individual, family and corporate supporters. . . as well as welcoming some new faces for the 2016 year!
The event was held on the second floor of the Tipp City Eagles Lodge at 202 E Main Street, Tipp City, Ohio, where we enjoyed a Vegas-style prime rib dinner, a full-service cash bar and some really fun casino games. The raffle for original artwork by local artists was really successful and folks walked away with some beautiful pieces.
Thanks to the TCAAC board for all of their hard work and to the folks at the Eagles Lodge, who were more than hospitable.
Photos from the event can be found on the Gallery page of the website. Until next year. . .