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Friday, April 13, 2012


Worcester Arts Council (WAC) is awarding a total of $77,720 in grants for Worcester art projects.

This comes as a part of the Council’s 2012 granting cycle. The money will go to 43 different artists, organizations and educational institutions in the area. This year’s allocation includes two Artist Fellowship Grants worth $4,000 each, given to individual artists to assist in the funding of their artistic endeavors.

The Fellowship Grants were awarded to film director/producer T. Lashay Parham and photographer Louie Despres. The WAC will hold a reception to honor all 43 of the awardees today from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm in Fletcher Hall of the Worcester Historical Museum. The reception is free and open to the public.

Below is a complete list of the awardees.

Alhuda Academy: Marla Laddaoui

All Saints Church: The Rev. Kevin D. Bean

Art in the Park: Cyrus D. Lipsitt

ARTSWorcester: Cynthia Woehrle

Belmont Street Community School: Rebecca Bertel

Cantor Art Gallery: Paula Rosenblum

Alex Charalambides

Clark University: Kristina Wilson

Culture LEAP: Heather Feland

Nick Davis

Louis Despres

Dynamy: Jesse Leidel

Rosemary Eason Dawson

Eric Glass

Katie Green

Malcom Halliday

Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts: Nel Lazour

Henry Lee Willis Community Center: Kristen Bokhan

Hispania, Inc: Jose Castillo

Jacob Hiatt Magnet School: Gregory Bares

Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra

Massmouth Worcester: Josna Rege

Master Singers of Worcester: Moira Rouse

Lynne McKenney-Lydick

Music Worcester: Jennifer Potts

Nativity School of Worcester: Alex Zequeira

T. Lashay Parham

Preservation Worcester: Susan Ceccacci

Rainbow Child Development Center: Joyce Rowell

Regional Environmental Student Council: Steven Fischer

Salisbury Singers: Naome Fearing

Seven Hills Charter School: Kathleen Holton

Seven Hills Family Services: Kate Myshrall

Southeast Asian Coalition: Thuha Le

The Canal District Alliance: Elizabeth Bacon

David Twiss

Rachel Van Wagoner

Venerini Academy: David Fredette

Veterans Inc: Allison Alaimo

Worcester Center for Crafts: Carol Donnely

Worcester Chamber Music Society: Terry Kraus

Worcester Community Cable Access: Joseph S. Townsend

Worcester Historical Museum: Janice E. Seymour

Worcester Music Project: John Delorey

Worcester Public Library Foundation: Julie Glavin


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