JMAM board meets, discusses dance and attendence
by Hawkins Teague
Apr 09, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Janice Mason Art Museum’s board of directors last week discussed profits from the recent fundraiser dance, the current poetry contest, the opening for the current exhibit and other issues.

Museum administrator said that 75 people visited the Aqueous watercolors exhibit, which was on display for two weeks. She said this is always too short, but can’t be helped since it’s an annual touring show. She said that 150 people attended the March 29 opening of the current show, which features work from local photographer Diane Eubanks.

Paul Fourshee gave the building and grounds report, saying that he was working on fixing a leak in the roof. He said it wasn’t too serious and that he “certainly (didn’t) anticipate needing a new roof.” Lisowsky said that the leak in the gift shop was gone for the time being.

“I’m chewing a lot of gum, though, just in case,” she said laughing.

The board also discussed installing a public restroom. Board member Jan Culwell said she hadn’t brought anyone by to look at the building to give an estimate, but hoped to soon. Lisowsky told her that a person they had discussed was now available. Portia Ezell noted that since the museum had been approved for a grant to install wheelchair ramps, it might free up some money for bathrooms.

Ezell also announced that the museum would host its next lecture on April 20 at the high school’s Little Theater. The lecture series was planned to celebrate the museum’s tenth anniversary. The speaker will be Marci Woodruff, who grew up in Cadiz and has since directed theater around the world and now lives in Pittsburgh. Ezell said Woodruff wants to give a talk about how growing up in Cadiz led her to become a theater director. She said the talk would be sort of a “pep rally for the arts.”

Karen Clement announced that the spring big band dance and accompanying silent auction had earned the museum a $5,681.02 profit. She said that next year’s dance would be on April 25 instead of March. She hoped this would bring a better turnout, since it would be after the NCAA basketball was finished.

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