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President's Message

Kathryn Orth

SMAC President

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May-June 2018

Dear Fellow SMAC Members:

SMAC’s Spring/Summer season is in full swing and I hardly know where to start! Three great successes are already behind us. Susan Greenbaum was a delight at the first coffeehouse concert of the year, the Lake Players had another sell-out crowd and turned in great performances at “To Love or Not to Love – That is the Question,” and the photo show drew 51 photographers with 250 entries.

The photo show team wants to publicly thank this year’s judge, Lynchburg College professor Siobhan Byrns, who not only juried the show, but stuck the labels on the winners’ ribbons herself and then went and helped out in the kitchen!

The exciting season of events continues with coffeehouse concerts featuring The New Habit Band on May 11 and members of the Southwest Virginia Songwriters on June 8. On June 1 and 2 the Lakeside Singers will rock us with their annual concert, aptly called “We Will Rock You!” See you there!

We are also pleased to announce that SMAC has received a grant of $2,500 from the Wayne C. Henderson Scholarship Fund, to help us support the Franklin County chapter of Junior Appalachian Musicians. JAM has offered instruction in old time Appalachian music to 21 children this school year.

In addition, our scholarship committee has had another group of excellent applications from local students who have been involved in the arts. It will be our pleasure to award $2,000 in scholarship money to two of these worthy applicants.

You can find more details in this newsletter and on the SMAC website at SMAC-arts.com.

Thank you for being a member of the Smith Mountain Arts Council and making all these things possible!


Kathryn Orth

The Smith Mountain Arts Council (SMAC), established in 1989, is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization and serves a large geographic area surrounding Smith Mountain Lake.

SMAC is partially funded by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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