Summerfair Awards Four Small Arts Organizations

This year four organizations were awarded Summerfair Small Arts Organization Awards totaling $14,500. 

Each group applied for an award up to $5000 towards a special project or need. Summerfair’s VP of Awards, Donna Binzer, made the check presentations at a meeting of the Summerfair membership.

  • Drama Workshop (Cheviot) will use the award to produce their Summer Play Festival entitled Home Brew Theater. Short, 10 minute plays, written and directed by local thespians, will be presented in a casual setting and are geared toward introducing a younger demographic to theatre. To sweeten the deal, beer will be available on tap for purchase during these festive performances. Accepting the award: Megan Schultheis and Clint Bramkamp. ($5,000)

  • Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra will use the award to produce a planned Summermusik Festival. Opening night is August 3, 2019 at CCM’s Corbett theatre and will feature exciting light and image projections inside the performance space. Accepting the award is Lyndsay Coleman, Development Manager for CCO. ($5,000)

  • Community Matters Cincinnati (Lower Price Hill) will use the award to purchase materials to further their mission and programming to serve the Lower Price Hill neighborhood at the grass roots level. Community Matters Cincinnati is or will be providing a renovated store front space, arts events and opportunities created by and for local residents. Accepting the award is Patty Lee, Director of Development and Community. ($1,500)

  • Kentucky Symphony Orchestra will use the award to help pay for mapping the face of the Covington Cathedral. This project is in preparation for a performance by the orchestra at which Vivaldi’s renowned “Four Seasons” will be performed inside and outside the cathedral. The star of the show, the cathedral’s spectacular stained-glass window, will be illuminated from the inside for the first time, providing a breath-taking finale and visual accompaniment to Vivaldi’s thrilling music. Not many know that Antonio Vivaldi was a priest in the Roman Catholic Church and that this music was lost for hundreds of years, only rediscovered early in the 20th century. Accepting the award, James R. Cassidy, Music and Executive Director. ($3,000)

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