Decorate-An-Ear-of-Corn Contest – 2022

Its time to celebrate the 2022 North Ridgeville Corn Festival by entering the “Decorate-An-Ear-of-Corn Contest.” The contest is sponsored by the North Ridgeville Arts Council.

General RULES:

-This contest is open only to children ages 8 to 10 who are residents of North Ridgeville, Ohio.

-The corn artwork entry must contain only one (1) ear of fresh corn.

-The final submission must fit the area of 12” X 12” X 12” because of limited display space.

-The entry must be able to support itself.

-Judges will be NR Arts Council members.

-A completed entry form (see below) must be submitted with the corn artwork on the dates/times given.

-Entries are due August 12 or 13, from 1:00 to 7:00pm, at the Arts Council table (Senior Center Craft Hall).

-Children must be accompanied by an adult when submitting the corn artwork entry for safety/security reasons.

-On Sunday Aug. 14, winners will be announced at 4:00. Monetary prizes will be awarded (1st, 2nd,3rd place).

  Please pick up corn artwork August 14, 4:00 and 7:00pm at the Arts Council table in the Senior Center.

GUIDELINES for creating the artistic corn artwork and CRITERIA for judging:

-An Original idea should be used, not one copied from any sources. The entry must be made by the child artist.

-Added art supplies/media and embellishments should reveal Artistic Expression in the corn artwork.

-There is neither theme nor required usage of the fresh corn. But, each entry should show the artist’s Creativity.

Craftsmanship (the quality of being well-crafted or well-built; neatness) is also important.

Download the entry form here: https://ridgevilleartscouncil.files.wordpress.com/2022/05/2022-arts-council-corn-contest.pdf

Any questions? Call Mrs. Franks – 440-327-9647

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North Ridgeville Arts Council to Award $1500 College Scholarship

As part of the North Ridgeville Arts Council’s emphasis on providing its community with an enhanced and broadened cultural life through planning, implementing, educating and strengthening programs, awareness and research in the Arts – a cash scholarship award of $1500.00 is being offered to a graduating high school senior who is a resident of North Ridgeville, Ohio.

The scholarship is known as the North Ridgeville Arts Council Artistic Endeavor Award.

DEADLINE: Applications must be returned to the North Ridgeville Arts Council post office box at the address above, and postmarked no later than May 1, 2022.

Click here to download the application.

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Minutes of February 21, 2022 membership meeting

DATES TO REMEMBER

March 21, 2022 – MEMBERSHIP MEETING at the North Ridgeville Library, 35700 Bainbridge Rd at 6:00 p.m.

We will be discussing the future of the Arts Council and other items.

MINUTES – North Ridgeville Arts Council Minutes – February 21, 2022

Attendance: Betty Lou Palmer, Nancy Franks, Ludina Mills, Karen Sigsworth, Pat Pitts, Georgann Blair

Program: The Olde Towne Hall Youth performers that are in the production “Sound Of Music” sang a few songs as the children of the Von Trapp Family. They did an excellent job!

Meeting was called to order by President, Betty Palmer.

Treasurer’s Report: Ludina Mills, treasurer, distributed the report. Balance on hand is $4,031.07. Treasurer’s report was approved as read.

Corn Festival: Betty announced that the Corn Festival will be held again this year. It will be the weekend of August 12, 13, 14. She had contracts printed for our craft show in the Senior Center and mailed them out. We have already received one reservation.

Scholarships: Georgann updated the scholarship application form to be given to High School seniors that live in North Ridgeville. We are keeping the same amount of $1,500. Discussion of the wording and a few additions were made. We thanked Georgann for the good job she did on the application.

Election Of Officers: Betty announced that next month will be the election of officers. She is hoping that someone will step up as President to relieve her. She would like to continue the Corn Festival craft show.

Nancy Franks talked about brain storming ways to promote the arts in our community. Maybe do some kind of art activities or have an artist to come and encourage young people to do more with the arts. She also passed around some old scrap book pictures of past events that we were involved with. Our organization needs more people to get involved and join our group.

Check out our website, www.ridgevilleartscouncil.wordpress.com. Thank you to our member, Mark Madere of SpectraLight Photography and Design, who created our website and keeps it up to date.

Georgann made the motion to adjourn. Seconded by Nancy Franks.

Respectfully submitted,

Ludina Mills

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Upcoming February 21, 2022 NRAC meeting

The February 21, 2022 membership meeting will be at the North Ridgeville Library, 35700 Bainbridge Rd. at 6:00 p.m.

We will see a preview of what is happening at the Olde Towne Hall Theatre from one of the performers. We also will be discussing the scholarship that will be given out. Please wear a mask.

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Upcoming January 17, 2022 NRAC membership meeting

The meeting has been cancelled due to the weather.

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Minutes of November 15, 2021 membership meeting

DATES TO REMEMBER

Monday, December 13 – CHRISTMAS DINNER MEETING at Field’s United Methodist Church at 6:00 p.m.

MINUTES – North Ridgeville Arts Council Minutes – November 15, 2021

Attendance: Betty Lou Palmer, Nancy Gavin, Nancy Bowman, Bonita Hurst, Jean Antush, Nancy Franks, Ludina Mills, Karen Sigsworth,  Pat Pitts, Cindy Naprestek

Meeting was called to order by President, Betty Palmer.

Treasurer’s Report: Ludina Mills, treasurer, distributed the report. Balance on hand is $4,352.72.  The check mailed to The Hartford Insurance Company was lost in the mail.  A bank payment had to be sent and the lost check cancelled.

Plans are being made for our next month’s meeting which will be a Christmas Program.  Betty asked if we could move the program to December 13th instead of our regular meeting night.  All present agreed to move it.  It will be held at Field’s Methodist Church at 6:00p.m. The Olde Towne Hall Youth will put on the program for us.  The menu for the meal will be Lasagna, Salad, Cookies and Beverage for $10.  Everyone is asked to wear red or green or festive clothing. Canned donations will be collected for Community Care and or any monetary donations can be made.  For more information see the attached flier.

Discussion was held about donating money to the Olde Town Hall as we did in the past.  Nancy Franks made the motion to give $300.  Pat Pitts 2nd the motion.  Motion carried.

The Youth performers are practicing to go to Georgia for a theater competition.  We would like to help them.  Cindy Naprestek made the motion to donate $100 to the Youth Performers. Nancy Bowman 2nd the motion.  Motion carried.

Cindy announced that her son, Tim Allen, will be performing at the Beck Center as Elf.

Betty asked if we wanted to serve refreshments again at our meetings.  It was decided to just serve beverages.

Nancy Franks presented our program by asking everyone to share their favorite Thanksgiving memory or a poem.  We all enjoyed hearing what everyone shared.

Check out our website, www.ridgevilleartscouncil.wordpress.com. Thank you to our member, Mark Madere of SpectraLight Photography and Design, who created our website and keeps it up to date.

Respectfully submitted: Ludina Mills

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