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President's Message



Kathryn Orth

SMAC President


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November-december 2017


Dear Fellow SMAC Members,


Another busy Fall season has come, and almost gone!


It’s time to get your tickets for SMAC’s Annual Holiday Concert, “A Wiley and Matheson Family Christmas,” at Resurrection Catholic Church, 7 p.m., Friday, December 1.  See you there! Tickets will be available this week on the website.


The month of October has left us breathless!


We opened the fall season Oct. 7 with a fundraising concert to support our Junior Appalachian Musicians Franklin County chapter. Many thanks to The Panini Brothers for volunteering their time and talent and to SMAC’s Education Outreach chair Jim Mullens for organizing this fun event.


Only a week later, the Annual Art Show moved to a new location at Bethlehem UMC and hosted 135 entries, including 30 student entries. Congratulations to Best In Show winner Perri Mason for “Star Child.” And many thanks to Will and Barb Nocera and their group of volunteers for their hard work on the show.


And only a week after that, Lake Players entertained us with a fabulous production of “Weekend Comedy” by Jeanne and Sam Bobrick.  Mike Dittrich, Sue Halloran, Becki Fuzi and Scott Sayre had us rolling in the aisles at the W. E. Skelton 4-H Center. Thanks and congratulations to co-directors Sandy Sampson and John Maresca, as well as all the Lake Players who worked so hard to get this together.


Somehow in there we managed to hold our required annual business meeting, with great entertainment by three of our JAM students, as well as the wonderful trio of Nancy King, Marion Wetcher and Ellie Roemer. We thank the four board members who have left us in the course of the year – Mary Lou Koons, Marge Holtman, Ken Nagele and Lois Spencer – for their years of dedicated service to SMAC. We welcome new members John O’Connell, Will Nocera and Joseph Yarbrough.


You’ll find further info and Holiday Concert tickets at www.smithmountainartscouncil.com and at www.SMAC-Arts.com.


Thank you for being a member of the Smith Mountain Arts Council!

 Kathryn Orth


P.S.  I'm sorry to say that we have lost our venue for the Coffeehouse Concert that we had hoped to have in November and have had to cancel it. Don't worry, the series will return in the Spring. Stay tuned!




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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