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New arts committee formed

Published 11:00pm Thursday, September 26, 2013

The mission of the newly organized Cultural Arts Committee of the Pike County Chamber of Commerce is to foster the development of public participation in and exposure to the cultural arts in Pike County.

Morgan Drinkard, committee chair, said that, in fulfilling the committee’s mission, arts organizations throughout the county will work together to provide arts experiences for all county residents.

“We’ve pulled representatives from multiple cultural arts groups throughout the county,” Drinkard said. “The representatives include those from the Pioneer Museum of Alabama, Troy Arts Council, Johnson Center for the Arts, Brundidge Historical Society and the Troy University music and art departments. We’ll continue to add organizations that support the arts in various ways, including Troy University’s department of theater and dance that offers a full schedule of arts events.”

The mission of the newly organized Cultural Arts Committee of the Pike County Chamber of Commerce is to foster the development of public participation in and exposure to the cultural arts in Pike County.

Morgan Drinkard, committee chair, said that, in fulfilling the committee’s mission, arts organizations throughout the county will work together to provide arts experiences for all county residents.

“We’ve pulled representatives from multiple cultural arts groups throughout the county,” Drinkard said. “The representatives include those from the Pioneer Museum of Alabama, Troy Arts Council, Johnson Center for the Arts, Brundidge Historical Society and the Troy University music and art departments.”

“Studio 116 in Brundidge is an arts facility that includes a gallery and offers a schedule of arts workshops and performance events,” Drinkard said. “Then, there’s Rex Locklar’s Bluegrass Festival.”

Drinkard said the Cultural Arts Committee is not a group of “me and I people.”

“It’s a ‘we’ focused committee,” she said.

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