Rocky Mountain Power Foundation grant helps bring cultural performances to Sublette County
by Rocky Mountain Power Foundation
February 15, 2012
The Rocky Mountain Power Foundation has awarded a $3,000 grant to the Pinedale Fine Arts Council to help support its 2011-2012 season of arts programming and education in Sublette County.
The Pinedale Fine Arts Council was formed in 1976 with a single performance from the Utah Symphony. From that single performance 35 years ago, the organization has grown to include five season ticket performances, a free summer park series and three to four intimate coffeehouse performances. More than 5,100 students and community members are reached annually through artist residencies, workshops, performances and community outreach. In 1983, the Pinedale Fine Arts Council was recognized by State of Wyoming as a recipient of the Governor's Arts Award. This grant helps the council continue to provide culturally diverse professional performances to Sublette County residents of all ages from preschool children to senior citizens.
Specific goals for the Councilís 2011-12 season include expanding outreach into the neighboring communities of Big Piney and Marbleton, the addition of a free public performance to the Pinedale Dancersí Workshop residency and including a week-long visual arts residency in the county high schools which focused on encaustic painting.
"Rocky Mountain Power Foundation is pleased to join with the Pinedale Fine Arts Council in supporting fine arts in the Pinedale area," said Joe Drnas, Rocky Mountain Power customer and community manager.
"We are delighted to receive this very generous grant from the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation and greatly appreciate their continued support and investment in the Pinedale Fine Arts Councilís mission," said Dana Tully, Pinedale Fine Arts Council Executive Director. "This grant helps ensure that the quality of our programming and residency activities continues and reaches all members of our diverse community. We want to thank Rocky Mountain Power Foundation for its vision and support."
Tully explained the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation grant will help the Pinedale Fine Arts Council produce a performing arts season with an extensive arts education component.
About Pinedale Fine Arts Council:
The Pinedale Fine Arts Council was started in 1976. Its mission is to present quality cultural and fine arts performances, residencies and workshops that promote creativity and appeal to people of varying interests and backgrounds, to educate and entertain all ages from youth to senior citizens, to keep ticket prices affordable and to bring culturally diverse artists to the Pinedale community. The council collaborates with other organizations within the community to accomplish this mission. Partners include two school districts, preschools, library, senior centers, industry, retirement centers and nursing homes. The council also works with other state and regional organizations to block-book performers to keep the prices affordable. The council has been recognized by the state of Wyoming as a recipient of the Governorís Art Award. www.PinedaleFineArts.com
About the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation:
The Rocky Mountain Power Foundation is part of the PacifiCorp Foundation, one of the largest utility-endowed foundations in the United States. The foundation was created in 1988 by PacifiCorp, an electric utility serving 1.7 million customers in six Western states as Rocky Mountain Power (Utah, Wyoming and Idaho) and Pacific Power (Oregon, Washington and California). The foundationís mission, through charitable investments, is to support the growth and vitality of the communities served by Pacific Power and Rocky Mountain Power. For more information visit