Troy Arts Council seeking members, support for arts

Published 11:54 pm Friday, August 21, 2015

Pablo Picasso famously said “the purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.”
And of course he was right.
It’s so easy in our everyday lives to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of busyness. Art forces us to stop; to gaze; to ponder; to listen; to experience. It forces us to shake off the dust, as the great artist said.
That’s why organizations like the Troy Arts Council are such a vital part of community. This dedicated group of volunteers works each year to put together an impressive array of arts experiences for the community: concerts, performances and more.
The TAC’s calendar for the upcoming season is impressive and eclectic. Performers include 7 Bridges: An Eagles tribute band; Martha Redbone, an American blues and soul singer; the Alash Ensemble, masters of throat singing; the Malpass Brothers, country musicians; Martin Dube, the world’s greatest living signing impressionist; Broadway Boys, featuring some of the best emerging Broadway voices; and Troy’s own Shelia Jackson, whose annual holiday concert is a memorable way to set the spirit for Christmas.
The TAC is in the midst of its annual membership drive, the once-a-year opportunity for patrons of the arts to support this organization and, in turn, help bring these experiences to Pike County.
Additionally, the TAC seeks to expand the interest in the arts by offering a variety of scholarships and grants each year. The Jean Lake Scholarship is awarded each spring to an exceptional high school artist in the community. The council also supports the Mary Murphree Selman Scholarship awarded annually by the Troy Music Study Club. And, the TAC awardes mini grants to the music, band, art and theater programs at schools throughout Troy and Pike County.
Annual memberships start at $100 and include tickets and preferred seating at all TAC events. More importantly, the patrons who support the TAC help guarantee that we are able to host and enjoy such a diverse, rich calendar of performances each year.
We hope you’ll consider becoming a patron and supporting the Troy Arts Council in all its efforts to “wash the dust of daily life off our souls.” You can find more details and information about the TAC at

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