Bellefonte Historical and Cultural Association
Minutes of Past Meetings
Minutes Friday, April 16, 2010
Location: Home of Joann and Dick Knupp, 441 N. Spring St., Bellefonte
Attendance: JoAnn Knupp (President), Mary McMurtrie (Arts Administrator), Dick Knupp, Mary Vollero, Keith Koch, Carl & Nancy Miller, True Fisher,Sally Houser, Colina Seeley, Lora Gauss, Anna Mae Stitzer, Ziggy Coyle, David Bauchspies, Gay & Jim Dunne.
Minutes (3/19/10): Approved (True, Gay).
Treasurerís Report : There was no treasurer's report.
1. Spring Street Studio of Art (Vollero); Mary proposed to partner with BHCA to apply for a Ford Foundation grant to cover renovations and development of the present studio at 133 N. Spring Street. The studio already has 2 presses. She proposes to rent the studio for artists by the hour or day. Artists from out of town would be able to stay at the studio or at local B&B establishments. David brought up liability issues for the studio and BHCA which will need to be discussed further if the grant is approved.
Motion: BHCA will partner with Mary Vollero to apply for a Ford Foundation grant to support and develop the Spring Street Studio of Art. The motion (Carl Miller, Keith Koch) was approved.
2. Sunday Afternoons at the Library: The application to the Centre Community Community Foundation will be submitted in the 2nd quarter.
Fund Raising Sctivities:
1. Barnes & Noble Book Fair - June 25-27 (Sally) We need to arrange for artists to show works at Barnes & Noble on Saturday, June 26. We need to man the table from 9 AM to 9 PM. Vouchers were distributed.
2. Artie Shaw Orchestra Concert May 1, 8 -10 PM There has been extensive advertising by Mary Ellen Hill with the help of Dick Knupp, Jr. The school needs to be open at 6 PM for the orchestra. Roger Munnell will lead a discussion with the leader and a couple of the members of the orchestra at 7 PM. We will try to promote the discussion with the remaining advertising.
The Army Band will not perform. The 2010 Schedule:
6/13 - Bellefonte Community Band
6/20 - Jay Vonada - Trombone
6/27 - Callanish - Irish & Scottish traditional Music
7/4 - John Thomas - piano
7/11 - Tommy Wareham - (Not confirmed)
7/18 - Gary Brubaker - Guitar, folk songs
7/25 - Little German Band
8/1 - Nittany Knights - Barbershop
8/8 - Mind Spine - Rock
Sunday Afternoons at the Library:
APRIL 25 - Centre Heritage Singers
BHCA Gallery at the Gamble Mill: The Art of the Bellefonte Schools - April 19 - June 4.
Next Meeting: Friday, April 16, at the residence of True Fisher, 228 N. Allegheny St.
James Dunne, secretary