Meeting: Jasper Community Arts

The Jasper Community Arts Commission met Tuesday and:

• Heard that Lorrie Morgan’s concert at the Jasper Arts Center was a success — 94% of seats being filled, and Morgan signed merchandise for a long line of fans after her performance.

• Heard that Mutts Gone Nuts — a comedic dog performance — will take place at the Jasper Arts Center on Oct. 12. Tickets are selling quickly and cost $10 apiece. A photo op will be available after the show, with proceeds going to the local humane society. Dogs will also be available on-site for adoption before and after the performance.

• Heard that tickets for the Winston Churchill: The Blitz, are sold out. Arts director Kyle Rupert encouraged anyone who has tickets and know they can’t make it, to return their tickets to the Arts Center so others can attend.

• Heard that ticket sales, in general, are strong this year. In the arts department’s second year of online ticketing, more and more tickets are being purchased online. Also heard that 10 new volunteers have joined the department’s pool, and more have expressed interest at recent events.

• Accepted a $4,415 quote for a minibarn that will replace an ailing shed on the arts center grounds. Rollin Mini Barns of Odon supplied the quote.

• Heard a new exhibit will open in the Krempp Gallery on Thursday with a reception and gallery talk at 5 p.m. It will highlight the work of Randy Simmons, a Kentucky graphite artist.

• Heard that the first arts department program funded by an Indiana Humanities grant will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 10 at the Jasper Public Library. It is named “Ask Granny: A Genealogy Discovery.”

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