The Orange County Arts Council is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year and, to help commemorate this milestone, the Council created a new grant opportunity for artists and arts organizations in the county. The grants were designed to encourage new and more abundant arts and culture opportunities in Orange County. The grants were funded through individual donations made to the Arts Council from donors and sponsors, including a generous gift from the Wesley-Krueger Family Foundation.
The Arts Council received 32 submissions for the grants earlier this year. The selection panel decided to award grants to 14 projects. These projects represent a variety of art disciplines and span the county from Port Jervis to Newburgh. The grant recipients from the Town of Warwick are: the Greenwood Lake Film Strip project and Treecycle 2017.
G.L. Film Strip Project
The Greenwood Lake Film Strip project was developed in conjunction with the Hoboken Film Festival. The project consisted of 20 wooden “film-strip” cutouts (two feet wide by four feet high) that were mounted on stands at local businesses and area attractions in and around Greenwood Lake throughout the film festival. Each film strip was painted by a local artist with a movie related theme, such as film scenes, movie posters, collages, or any form of movie film art.
Wickham Works Treecycle
Wickham Works produced its second annual Treecycle, a collaborative community art project. Treecycle was a two-day event that coincided with Earth and Arbor Day, and took place at the Wickham Woodlands Manor and Pavilion in Warwick. Seven Orange County artists/facilitators guided children and adults in the creation of sculptural trees made from up-cycled materials.
For more information about the Orange County Arts Council, visit www.ocartscouncil.org or call 469-9168.