Yesterday evening The Arts Partnership of Findlay, Ohio held their Annual Meeting at the Hancock Historical Society and handed out a number of awards recognizing members of the Findlay arts community.
The Findlay Light Opera Company is extremely honored to be the 2013-2014 recipient of the Community Arts Awareness Award, recognizing FLOC’s efforts to increase an awareness of the arts throughout Findlay and Hancock County over the last few years and, in particularly, for FLOC’s efforts to expand educational outreach.
In November of 2013 FLOC took an excerpt of our re-imagined version of H.M.S. Pinafore to The Arts Partnership’s School Day Performance program. This show, entitled The Lass Who Loved a Redshirt: U.S.S. Pinafore, combined the Gilbert & Sullivan masterpiece with the cult-classic Star Trek. In addition to thoroughly enjoying the performance, the students in the audience were both shocked and encouraged to discover that the performers were from Hancock County and that some of them had even attended the same School Day Performances they were currently attending!
In April of 2014 FLOC transformed their traditional vocal music scholarship into the Eleanor S. Michell Performing Arts Scholarship. This $1,000 scholarship was awarded at a juried recital which featured 8 Hancock County High School Seniors planning to continue their studies in dance, vocal or instrumental performance at the collegiate level. The first recipient of the updated scholarship was violinist Joshua Orr, from Findlay High School.
The Findlay Light Opera Company is extremely proud to have been recognized by our friends at The Arts Partnership for our efforts to increase awareness of the Arts in Hancock County!