Submitted by the Murray Arts Council
CHATSWORTH — The newly formed Murray Arts Council hosts two public listening sessions for local citizens and arts supporters to give input on the future of the arts organization. They are Sunday at 2 p.m. and Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Go Murray Arts Center at the corner of Market Street and Second Avenue, across from the Wright Hotel in downtown Chatsworth.
Those attending the listening sessions will also be given tours of the Go Murray Arts Center by owner/director John Christian.
The Go Murray Arts Center is a privately owned art studio specializing in visual arts and drama classes, as well as private music lessons. Christian also teaches after-school visual arts and drama classes in all Murray County elementary schools.
“We hosted some listening sessions prior to the formation of the Murray Arts Council,” said Brad Rowe, Murray Arts Council president. “We have applied for our 501(c)(3) nonprofit status and are now ready to move forward with programs in the community. We hope all of those interested in the future of the arts in Murray County will be in attendance.”
The board members of the Murray Arts Council, thus far, include Peg Adams, Penny Carpenter, Christian, Benny Huggins, Olivier LeMaitre, Lori McDaniel, Chase Parker and Brad Rowe.
“We also hope to fill some vacant board positions in the near future, so we hope some great candidates will be in attendance for these listening sessions. We would like to hear what types of programs people want to see the Murray Arts Council promote in the future in the visual arts, music, theater and dance,” said LeMaitre, Murray Arts Council vice president.
“Those of us on the board are there because of interest we expressed in the earlier meetings,” group secretary Lori McDaniel said. “This is a great opportunity to tell us about projects you’d like to see produced, get your name on a mailing list and find a way to get plugged in to MAC!”