JCA membership drive, kick-off is Thursday

Published 3:35 pm Monday, September 2, 2019

The countdown is underway for the Johnson Center for the Arts Season Membership and Kick-Off Party from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday night at The Studio at 301 E. Walnut Street in downtown Troy.

The event is free and everyone is invited to a night of music by Troy’s own Johnny Barron, fellowship and a strong show of support for the arts in Troy, Pike County and beyond.

Already the excitement is building for what promises to be a fun and memorable night for all who attend, said Bill Hopper, chairman of the JCA board.

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“Any time we get together for a common purpose, good things happen,” Hopper said. “The Johnson Center’s Season Kick-Off Party is an opportunity for the JCA board, staff members and docents to let our members know how grateful we are for their support. It’s also an opportunity to let others know how their support can help enrich the culture and lives of all people in Troy and Pike County.”

Hopper said the Johnson Center for the Arts has been voted one of the top three landmarks for the City of Troy.

“And, we are experiencing a new level of excitement as we join our state in celebrating the final year of Alabama’s Bicentennial,” he said. “Because of the support of patrons, the JCA’s growing heritage is rich with scores and scores of art experiences and community-building events.”

Hopper said, with the support of the community, the JCA will be able to offer even more arts opportunities to the public free of charge.

“Since early in 2000, the Johnson Center has showcased works from hundreds of professional artists,” he said. “The JCA has provided opportunities for thousands of children and students to display their artwork in a gallery setting and one that is open free to the public. The JCA has provided many opportunities for children, students and adults to learn more about the visual arts, music, theater and dance.”

In addition, Hopper said, thousands of visitors from all around the country and beyond have visited the JCA and been impacted by the presence of a state-of-the-art center in Troy.

On Thursday night, the doors of the Johnson Center for the Arts will be opened to the community. The JCA Kick-Off Party will provide music, fellowship, refreshments and the opportunity to learn more about the JCA and the positive impact it has on Troy and Pike County. The Kick-Off will also provide an opportunity to be a part of something that is making a positive difference in the lives of people of all ages.

The JCA membership opportunities begin at $50. Each level of membership has special benefits that increase with the level of membership.

The free event is sponsored by Premier Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Troy and the Troy Rotary Club.