On behalf of the Evergreen Arts & Humanities Series at Washington State Community College, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the community for its support of our programs during the 2011-2012 year.
Many area businesses and individuals contributed generously to the Evergreen Arts & Humanities Series. We especially thank The Schwendeman Agency Inc. for sponsoring the EA&H Series, as well as Artsbridge and The Ohio River Border Initiative for grant funding for artists' fees. Furthermore, the generosity of many businesses, as well as other groups and individuals, enabled us to incorporate international, national, and local talent into our slate of programs. Glenwood Retirement Community brought us the annual Mother's Day concert, and we are especially grateful for that support.
Similarly, the local media was instrumental in our success. We extend our gratitude to area newspapers, radio stations, and television stations for spreading the word about our programs. The Marietta Times, The Anchor, The Parkersburg News and Sentinel, WMOA, and WTAP did a great job covering our events and publicizing them throughout the area. And, thanks to the many area businesses that decorated their windows and doors with our posters for each program throughout the year. The arts thrive in our community, and we are honored to be a part of that spirit!
Next year, the Evergreen Arts & Humanities Series will again bring quality programs and entertainment to the Mid-Ohio Valley. People of all ages enjoy a variety of concerts, children's performances, and other presentations in Graham Auditorium - programs that we hope to continue as free and open to the public. Some crowd favorites from years past will return, complemented by new, exciting programs and lectures.
Importantly, please accept this note as an invitation to join us for the new season beginning in September, 2012. We look forward to the 2012-2013 season and hope you'll join us on the WSCC campus for all our Evergreen Arts & Humanities Series events!
Tanya S. Wilder, Associate Professor
Chair, Evergreen Arts & Humanities Series
Washington State Community College