$100,000 grant supports artistic partnership
- Published on 06/05/2012 - 1:42 pm
- Written by Business Journal staff
The Central Valley Foundation’s McClatchy Fresno Art Endowment awarded a $100,000 grant to the Center for Creativity and the Arts at Fresno State in collaboration with the Fresno Art Museum and Arte Americas, Fresno State said in a release.
The gift will support a series of coordinated exhibitions and public events around the theme of environmental sustainability, and will bring renowned artists to the Central Valley to explore issues related to environmental sustainability through their works. The exhibits and activities will take place on the Fresno State campus, Fresno Art Museum and Arte Americas from this fall through spring 2013.
“We are very pleased by this thoughtful collaboration addressing the McClatchy Fresno Art Endowment’s 2012 theme of environmental art and the exciting exhibits it will bring to the Fresno community,” said Susan McClatchy, chair of the endowment and vice chair of the foundation, in the release.
The McClatchy Fresno Art Endowment was established in 2010 as a permanent endowment of the Central Valley Foundation. The endowment’s goal is to fund major art exhibitions of national, international or regional importance mounted in the Fresno area.
“The collaboration will spotlight environmental sustainability throughout our community, perhaps even reaching out beyond the city limits to surrounding communities,” said Dr. Jose A. Diaz, associate dean of the College of Arts and Humanities at Fresno State.
In November, CCA and the Fresno Art Museum will co-host internationally recognized environmental sculpture artist Patrick Dougherty for a three-week residency. Dougherty will create a sculpture installation on the Fresno State campus, work with university students and give a public lecture in the Bonner Auditorium at the museum.
Arte Americas continues the theme of environmental sustainability with “IGNITE! The Art of Sustainability.” The show’s eight-week run at Arte Americas starts in February.