JMAM board discusses ongoing renovation
Jul 12, 2006 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Janice Mason Art Museum Board of Directors met for their monthly meeting on July 6, and announced several successful ventures.

Martha Davis announced that the museum’s production of Seussical the Musical has been a financial success, netting $3,500. “The SCAPP grant covered most of our expenses. We did spend $500 more than the grant, but we have about $3,500 after expenses,” she told the board.

Seussical Director Portia Ezell felt the timing of the production could have been improved. “It was the wrong time of year. The end of school is no good for a play. There are too many other things going on.”

Ezell said that in total, 975 people attended productions of Seussical. “We had various groups in attendance, all the way from young kids to grandparents.”

Set designer Paul Fourshee pointed out another success in Seussical. “It put a spotlight on the facilities at the Little Theatre in the school, not only that they were there, but that improvement is needed.”

Ezell said that much of the theatre equipment had migrated away from the theatre, was in need of repair or absent altogether. “We found some lights that needed some work. Paul (Fourshee) looked for them on EBay and the only thing he found was ‘vintage theater lighting.’ The school has agreed to replace the lighting and has allotted funds for it, we’re waiting on a plan to make it happen.”

In other museum news, Administrator Paula Lisowsky announced June recorded 233 visitors, 48 for the Board of Directors exhibit, and 185 for the Duck Stamps. 185 visitors set an attendance record as the largest number of people to view a single exhibit in the museum’s history.

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