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Preble Arts Receives Grant from the CareSource Foundation
Grant will assist with providing Preble County seniors, youth and differently-abled populations access to art and culture.
(Eaton, Ohio May 26, 2020) – The Preble County Art Association (PCAA) fuels creativity in Preble County, fostering a community rich in arts and culture. It is their goal to strengthen the county through the arts and thereby create a community where people want to live, work and play. The PCAA provides art experiences to senior citizens, low-income families, youth, and differently-abled individuals. Art experiences include the creation of art in a variety of mediums that give exposure to new ways of creative thinking, expression and exploration. Mediums include clay, paint, ceramics, fibers and mixed-media. Projects are designed to include personal art exploration, guided art instruction and public art making opportunities. Multiple entry points allow a holistic approach to the individual, development of teambuilding and the opportunity to foster a strong community.
The PCAA believes that through the arts we can enhance our community by raising the quality of life for our citizens, create opportunities to invigorate mental health, address and offer opportunities to heal through the arts. We invest our resources into education and outreach to provide these opportunities. The PCAA offers a variety of classes, workshops and art making opportunities. Currently, there are six exhibits each year highlighting local artists and students. Outreach activities include programs for at-risk teens, seniors and differently-abled folks as well as public art installations with unlikely partners.
“It is an honor and humbling to know that Caresource recognizes the value of the arts for the community and individuals” said PCAA Executive Director, Vicky Fanberg. “Their support allows us to ensure that all people in Preble County have an entry point to the arts and we can provide meaningful and creative experiences.”
The PCAA operates Preble Arts, located in downtown Eaton, Ohio. Preble Arts is a cultural facility that provided exhibit and educational space for the arts.
The CareSource Foundation works to strengthen the network of critical nonprofit organizations in our communities through strategic grantmaking. Since launching in 2006, the Foundation has awarded more than 1,500 grants and invested over $19 million into nonprofits throughout Ohio who are working to eliminate poverty, build healthier communities and develop innovative approaches to address significant social issues. The CareSource Foundation provides grants to nonprofits who are working to eliminate poverty, provide services to low and moderate-income families, build healthier communities, and develop innovative approaches to address significant social issues.
“Health care is only one component in the complex lives of our consumers and community,” said Cathy Ponitz, Vice President, CareSource Foundation. “The CareSource Foundation enables us to transcend standard health care and reach into our local communities to better understand and solve social issues. Our grantees have become outstanding partners in our work to eradicate poverty and create healthier families and communities.”
CareSource is a nonprofit, multistate health plan recognized as a national leader in managed care. Founded in 1989, CareSource administers one of the nation’s largest Medicaid managed care plans and offers a lifetime of access to care through health insurance, including Medicaid, Health Insurance Marketplace, Medicare Advantage and dual-eligible programs.
Headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, CareSource serves nearly 2 million members in Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia. CareSource understands the challenges consumers face navigating the health system and is transforming health care with industry-leading programs that improve the health and well-being of our members.
For more, visit caresource.com, follow @caresource on Twitter, or like CareSource on Facebook. Additionally, visit preblearts.org or like PrebleArts on Facebook or Instagram.
Easter is coming up and we want to help! Kelsey will show you her favorite way to dye eggs! These eggs are giving us some Pop Art vibes. You and your kids will have a blast making your eggs look so amazing! We want to see your dyed eggs, even if you didn't use our technique. Post some photos in the comments! https://youtu.be/9lXIAdOt6HE
Today we are doing bubble painting! This is a fun and easy one to do. All you need is some paint, water, soap, and straws. This can get a little messy so please be aware. We want to see how your bubble painting came out! Show us in the comments below! https://youtu.be/9SMU7gvFfEE
There has been a FB post going around about an artist named Junior Fritz Jacquet who takes Toilet Paper Rolls and squishes them into funny faces. At this point we all might have an empty roll or two. Here is a video of us trying our hand at it! We want to see your TP roll faces. Post them below. https://youtu.be/1kIhkILfMmE
Kelsey is painting a shell! To do this project you will need paint, paint brushes and a shell. If you don't have a shell you can also paint on a rock! Lets see what she creates! https://youtu.be/2wI93Fmuu2w
Today we are making slime! This one they kids will love! You will need glue, baking soda, and contact solution. Food coloring is optional. Once your kids learn this simple slime they can start to make other kinds like puffy slime with shaving cream! We can't wait to see they slime you guys have made, show us below! Another fun thing you can do youth your kids is making stop motion videos! There are all kinds of apps for making stop motion videos. Hot tip: It takes about 800 photos to make a 3min video. We will be doing some of that later...... https://youtu.be/5h7JgT9RnAA
Today we have a project some of you might be able to do at home! Kelsey has created this fun Starburst Wall Flower only using paper, cardboard, hot glue and scissors! If you end up trying out this project show us in the comments! https://youtu.be/_TWK8Gdaqgk
Welcome to Preble Arts at Home! We are committed to making sure creativity remains a part of our community and we are working on a series of videos, links and resources to keep you inspired, entertained and education. We will be posting on our Facebook and Instagram pages daily; we hope you watch and participate in our activities. Our first video is a welcome to Preble Arts at Home! with our Executive Director, Vicky Fanberg. https://youtu.be/AOLjVgetfuM
We know that there are many people already affected by this world crisis right here at home. For some it may be their physical or even mental health, and for others it is financial. Preble Arts is working to conserve our funds so we can maintain our commitment to the community. If you are able, we ask that you make a donation to ensure the arts remain a part of Preble County and beyond. Make a donation at www.preblearts.org
Preble Arts is looking for emerging and professional artists that want to exhibit and gain exposure of their artwork. There are open entry juried exhibits and solo or group proposal opportunities available. Preble Arts’ main gallery is just over 1,000 square foot and is nestled in the heart of downtown Eaton.
This May, Preble Arts is hosting a juried exhibit titled Emerging Artists open to artists between the age of sixteen and twenty-nine. Preble Arts wants to showcase the budding talents of local and regional artists. This is an open call with a limit of two entries per person. Entries will be judged for awards. There are even more opportunities to have your artwork on display at Preble Arts in the Gallery and Spotlight Gallery. Exhibitions are often paired with Arts Night Out events that has high attendance and is a growing community event. Preble Arts’ new location is in downtown Eaton where the large store front windows display the Gallery, inviting those in to come in and explore. All exhibit information can be found at www.preblearts.org and following the link to Artist Opportunities under the Makers tab.
Preble Arts is operated by the Preble County Art Association which features a brand-new sales gallery representing regional artists, classes, a paint your own pottery studio and a new art menu full of make and take art projects. Additional programming for the community includes programs for seniors, youth, at-risk groups and differently-abled populations. For more information about the PCAA and Preble Arts, visit www.preblearts.org. Questions can be answered by calling 937-456-3999. The Preble County Art Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to making art available and accessible to the community.
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