OXFORD TOWN – A jam-packed new year of programming sponsored by the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council kicks off Friday, Jan. 7, with a Swing Dance Contest at the Powerhouse. Profits from the fundraiser goes toward improvements at YAC headquarters, specifically for a new dance floor. Page 5 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has more information about this and other events coming soon to the Powerhouse. (January 6, 2011, Page 5)
Lithuanian contemporary dancer, Denisas Kolonychis, will perform at The Powerhouse tonight at 7 p.m. There is no charge however, a donation to the arts is appreciated. (December 14, 2010, Page 3)
The Lafayette Oxford Foundation for Tomorrow, or LOFT, donated more than $20,000 in grant money to several area nonprofit organizations. Each year, LOFT can distribute 4 to 5 percent of its endowment in grants.
Some of this year’s recipients include: Oxford Medical Ministries; Interfaith Compassion Ministry; The Leap Frog Program; and Yoknapatawpha Arts Council. (December 9, 2010, Page 1)
Organizers of the annual Holiday Ornament Auction, the major fundraiser for the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council, has made some changes this year to bring back the spirit of past success. (November 24, 2010, Page 1A)
Missoula Oblongata will present their puppet show “Clamlump” for free tonight at the Powerhouse at 8 p.m. as part of the Makers Market one-year anniversary. (November 16, 2010, Page 3A)
Local students have a chance to help write a novel this year as the Lafayette Oxford Public Library and Yoknapatawpha Arts Council have teamed up to have a community-wide collaborative story.
The Powerhouse Community Arts Center received a $94,400 grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission this week to help with the second phase of renovations for the building.
The Yoknapatawpha Arts Council worked with Oxford Mayor Pat Patterson to receive a previous grant for $100,000 from the state Arts Commission. This enabled the Arts Council to apply for a second round of funding that will be used on the interior of the Powerhouse, primarily to upgrade the technical equipment, stage and seats.
This is just a portion of the projected $500,000 in renovations that are planned for the theater space, said Wayne Andrews, director of the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council. (October 14, 2010, Page 1)
The Oxford Tasting Society and the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council have joined together to bring a special wine tasting event to Oxford. Three Blind Wines, a wine tasting with a twist, will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12 at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center. For more information, visit www.oxfordarts.com. (October 8, 2010, Page 2A)
As the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council enters the last week of online voting to win $20,000 from Tom’s of Maine, Bullseye 95.5 will host a radio-thon on its new morning show, the Big Hot Sho. The show offers original comedy sketches and song parodies designed for the Oxford market. (September 3, 2010, Page 3A)
You can help the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council win $20,000 by going online and voting for the organization. YAC has been selected as a finalist for the award in the “50 States for Good” program sponsored by Tom’s of Maine. To vote, visit http://www.tomsofmaine.com/community-involvement/living-well/finalists-overview/poll (August 4, 2010, Page 2)