2021 ANNUAL REPORT
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MAC Grants Gallery Exhibits Greenville Open Studios Flat Out Under Pressure SmartARTS Arts Organization Highlights Business Community MAC in the Community MAC Endowment In Memoriam TD Bank Business & the Arts Partnership Awards MAC Awards Donors MAC in 2022
Founded in 1973, the Metropolitan Arts Council (MAC) is the only organization in Greenville, South Carolina working daily to support every discipline of the arts. MAC provides support to area arts organizations and many individual artists through its grants program and through its cultural planning process. MAC also is an advocate for all artists and arts groups, and it provides cooperative marketing opportunities for arts groups that may not have resources available to them.
VISITOR’S CENTER FOR THE ARTS
As Greenville’s visitors’ center for the arts in the historic West End district, MAC also serves as an advocate through its affiliation with the South Carolina Arts Alliance and through direct contact with many governmental agencies. MAC receives its funding from the City of Greenville, the County of Greenville, the South Carolina Arts Commission and private sources. MAC is a 501c3 non-profit organization.
COVER ARTIST Katrina Piercy is an Australian artist living in Greenville, SC. She started Meraki Pottery in 2018, hoping to put a contemporary spin on Delftware. Each piece she makes is thrown on the wheel using a porcelain clay body, then each vessel is individually hand drawn using a blue underglaze. She hopes to share her story and create daily reminders of beauty through pain for others to enjoy. 16 Augusta Street | Greenville, SC (864) 467- 3132 | greenvilleARTS.com mac@greenvilleARTS.com
MAC BOARD AND STAFF 2021 BOARD LEADERSHIP
KELLY ODOM Chairman Roger Ables Rand Baughman Debbie Bell Ken Betsch Rainer Blickle Megan Byrd Virginia Cebe Andy Coburn Carolyn Coulter John Creech Jim Dant Gayla Day Doug Dorman Tara Eaker
MARK COLBY Vice Chairman
ANNE WOODS Secretary
Chris Fincher Ellis Fisher Hunter Garrett Lynn Greer Edith Hardaway Truman Henderson Jackson Herlong Mary Hipp Bob Howard Phil Hughes Mary Burnet Johnston James Jones Chris Kavolus
SANDY WATKINS Treasurer
Brittney Kessler B.J. Koonce Steve Lambert Carter Lowrance Michael Mathers Hank McCullough Peter Micali Clark Mickel Brian Morris Carlos Phillips Dave Posek Sue Priester Tim Reed
MICHAEL COOPER Past Chairman
Luanne Runge Catherine Smith Josh Smith Bill Stephenson Peter Tilkemeier Laura Turner Fabian Unterzaucher Genevieve Weaver Irv Welling Janette W. Wesley The Honorable Knox White Penn Williams Rush Wilson
ALAN ETHRIDGE Executive Director
KIMBERLY SIMMS GIBBS Director of Arts Education
KACEE LOMINACK Development Associate
ALICE RATTERREE Director of Operations
ERIN TURNER Director of Marketing
2021 was another amazing year for the Metropolitan Arts Council (MAC). The Board of Directors and staff faced the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic with great aplomb and effectiveness for the second year. Never has MAC been more focused on serving its constituents and meeting their needs throughout a period of uncertainty and apprehension. Our cash income and earnings surpassed $2 million for the fifth consecutive year. MAC also awarded $443,029 in grants for cultural initiatives, including $90,000 to our nine general operating support partners in COVID relief funds. Our Endowment for the Arts had a balance of $2,015,411 in cash and earnings as of December 31, 2021. Since the pandemic began in 2020, MAC has awarded a total of $678,950 to 33 arts organizations throughout Greenville County. We cannot thank our philanthropic partners enough for collaborating with us and financially supporting our efforts to assuage the financial pressures catalyzed by the pandemic. The Graham Foundation, Hollingsworth Funds, the Community Foundation of Greenville and the Canal Charitable Foundation are to be commended for their commitment to the arts in our wonderful community during this time of uncertainty. The MAC staff members are truly the organization’s greatest assets. Kimberly Gibbs, Kacee Lominack, Alice Ratterree and Erin Turner are absolutely vital to the success of the organization, and they are committed to excellence in every task they complete. During the pandemic, each of them showed incredible commitment and dedication to ensuring that MAC fulfilled its mission in a very challenging year. Kelly Odom of The Pickwick Pharmacy became MAC’s Board Chairman in 2021, and he has taken MAC to new heights during his first year in this capacity. He will continue to serve as Board Chairman for 2022. In 2021, we welcomed Tara Eaker, Jackson Herlong, Carter Lowrance, Peter Micali and Penn Williams to the MAC Board of Directors. They are great additions to a phenomenal group of people who comprise one of the most effective non-profit governance groups in the area. 2021 resulted in the postponement of two of MAC’s major programs – Downtown Alive, our Thursday night music events from March through August, and events for MAConnect, our great young professionals group. We look forward to those programs returning in 2022 which will also be a precarious year for the arts. However, all of us at MAC will continue to communicate with the amazing group of highly talented and professional artists and arts providers that are instrumental in ensuring the continued vitality of Greenville. The support of our constituents, donors, advocates and volunteers has never been more vital. On behalf of the entire Greenville community, MAC will continue to strive to be a major force in arts advocacy to encourage increased funding and resource allocation. As Greenville continues to grow and diversify at a significant level, the arts are more needed than ever. We look forward to a time without the pandemic and to a return of vast and great cultural offerings for all residents and tourists. Until then, please consider supporting the arts during this challenging time. We hope to see you soon. – Alan Ethridge
PROJECT SUPPORT GRANTS MAC’s grants program is the backbone of the organization, and it ensures a major stream of operating and project support to individual artists, arts organizations and arts education programs throughout Greenville. The impact of these grants on the overall cultural environment of Greenville is significant. With a MAC grant, individual artists can further develop their crafts and launch career goals, and presenting companies and schools are able to expand their arts-related programs and services. In 2021, MAC awarded $111,529 in project support for cultural initiatives throughout Greenville County. One of MAC’s primary goals is to expand the grants program every year to support worthwhile endeavors throughout the Greenville area. We were proud to fund so many outstanding projects during the very harrowing circumstances presented by the pandemic.
ACADEMY OF ARTS
Children’s Literacy Series: Wholesome Tales - For a stage production of a group of children’s literary stories: Wind in the Willows, Charlotte’s Web, Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters.
NFT Gallery - For aid in purchasing digital frames for Greenville’s first NFT Gallery.
We Rise Mural - To hire local artist Adam Schrimmer to repair mural. (“We Rise” - MAC grant 2016)
ALLISON ANNE BROWN
Darkstar Machinations - For continuing education costs and new tools, and the rebranding and launching of a new jewelry business.
Academy of Arts
Artists of the Upstate Juried Exhibition - For an annual exhibit during Artisphere featuring artists living and working in the Upstate. The works were juried by Atlanta-based fine artist, William Downs.
CAROLINA YOUTH SYMPHONY
Spring Concert / Fund-A-Family Program - For a concert featuring the musicians of the Carolina Youth Symphony. Audience members will include friends and family of the musicians and recipients of the Fund-A-Family Program.
Prelude: A Young Artist Showcase - For a show featuring performances and theatrical designs by high school and college students in the Upstate.
FINE ARTS CENTER (1) Fashionistas - Guest director, David Schwingle for production of Fashionistas, by Janet Allard. (2) Artist in Residence: The Calisto Quartet - For a residency with one of the most renowned chamber ensembles in the music industry. The members would provide students with coaching, guided rehearsals, lessons and master classes.
MICHAEL FISH FISHER
Beautify Greenville - To display original artwork on select Lamar billboards in town.
(1) Fall Concert Series - For 2 Masterworks concerts, a solo recital, art sale and food drive. (2) Spring Greer Concert Series - For 6 concerts in the spring of 2022: 3 chamber and 3 mainstage orchestra concerts. Centre Stage
Kiln Build 2021 - To build a kiln at the studio in order to have a more sustainable practice, continue a legacy and add to the artistic culture of Greenville.
GREENVILLE CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS
Workshop Series: Business Toolkit for Artists - For the launching of a new professional development workshop series for local artists.
TARA ASHTON DAVIS
Walls - For a photography project across America to capture the beauty and texture of walls.
DIANA FARFÁN Clay Studio Improvement - For the purchase of a pottery wheel and supplemental accessories to enhance production of works.
JENNIFER MANSKE FENSKE Chapbook Development - For support with educational materials for poetry writing and editing a chapbook development
Greenville Center for Creative Arts
GREENVILLE CHAUTAUQUA SOCIETY
Winter Chautauqua: Julia Child - Bon Appetit! - For a presentation/performance of cooking legend Julia Child. With 4 performances, all free of charge.
Herring Chamber Winter Concert - For a performance of Bach’s B minor Mass at Westminster Presbyterian Church.
GREENVILLE COUNTY YOUTH ORCHESTRA
(1) Spring Concert Series - For the final concerts of 2020-2021 school year. (2) Winter Concert Series - For a series of two concerts at Wade Hampton High School.
GREENVILLE TECHNICAL COLLEGE VISUAL ARTS DEPARTMENT
Annual Upstate High School Art Exhibit - For an annual collaboration between Greenville Tech Art Department and Greenville County High School art students and teachers. Entries to the exhibit are juried and winners are selected by an accomplished professional artist.
GREENVILLE WOODWORKERS GUILD A History of the Greenville Woodworkers Guild - For a publication of the history of the organization.
Divergent - For a 6 day student choreography intensive. Students are lead by mentors to emerge with notes, a workbook and choreography work.
The Upstate Music Preservation Archive - For the development of a web-based archive dedicated to preserving the musical culture of the SC Upstate.
Wings of the City
Wings of the City - To bring Jorge Marin’s traveling exhibition (Wings of the City) to Greenville in Falls Park.
The Lincoln Play-By-Mail - For an interactive, sociallydistanced educational experience in which student performers will write letters as Abraham Lincoln, soliciting advice from audience members.
MAULDIN CULTURAL CENTER
Disney’s Newsies - For a full production of Disney’s Newsies.
Her Body - For a coffee table book featuring a collection of fine art nudes.
NORTH GREENVILLE UNIVERSITY International Ballet
Professional Development for Ballet Instructors - IB will send two intermediate instructors to the Bolshoi Teacher Training and one lower level instructor to the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet Teacher’s Workshop
The String Project - For the development of The String Project in Greenville for grades 3 - 5. The program pairs undergraduate string education students with students in the community.
2021 Arrowmont Workshops - For a fiber and quilting workshop at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts (Gatlinburg, TN).
Restarting The Wheel Sessions - To restart The Wheel Sessions post COVID-19.
Penland Workshop Summer 2021 - For a 12-day photo lithography workshop at the Penland School of Crafts (May 23 - June 3, 2021).
Brave - For a new series of pottery using the Japanese art of putting broken pieces of pottery together with gold.
Are you Yeti? (A Children’s Book) - For the development of a children’s book idea.
A Seat at the Table - For continuing education development in new medium (clay) culminating in an exhibit featuring the new works.
Just Let Go - For a documentary film of rehearsals and production of an original ballet choreographed by Thomas Shoemaker.
SOUTH CAROLINA CHILDREN’S THEATRE
Digital Piano Replacement - For the replacement of the digital piano for music theatre classes, auditions, rehearsals and events.
THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF THE UPSTATE
Rooftop Dream Theatre Mural - To hire Adam Schrimmer to create a mural for The Learning Theatre (current Storytime and More programming space).
THE GREENVILLE JEWISH FEDERATION
The Butterfly Project - For a study of the Holocaust by students and local artists through art and music. The project will result in a permanent installation dedicated to the memory of Max and Trude Heller.
PLAIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (MUSIC DEPARTMENT)
Jumbie Jammin’ - For the purchase of a set of Jumbie Jams (small steel drums) for the music program.
REEDY REELS FILM FESTIVAL
7th Annual Reedy Reels Film Festival - For the annual film festival showcasing quality local professional and student filmmakers with students in the community.
Recraft Creative Reuse Center
RECRAFT CREATIVE REUSE CENTER
Upstate Gallery and Market - For a dedicated space within the facility to promote local fine art created out of recycled materials.
Salsa at Sunset - For a 3-part open air series of salsa instruction and dance party.
VOCAL MATRIX CHORUS
Sequential Coaching for Regional Competition 2022 - For coaching sessions in preparation for the regional competition.
Art & Light exhibit, May, 2021 - For supplies and materials for a 2-person exhibit at Art & Light Gallery.
WITS END POETRY
Say What Poetry Slam Series + Carolina Regional Poetry Slam - To return to in-person events at larger venues for continued growth following COVID. Wits End Poetry
South Carolina Children’s Theatre
GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT GRANT RECIPIENTS MAC continued to provide a much-needed source of operational income for eight arts organizations.
ARTISPHERE CENTRE STAGE GREENVILLE CHORALE GREENVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
GREENVILLE THEATRE PEACE CENTER SOUTH CAROLINA CHILDREN’S THEATRE THE WAREHOUSE THEATRE
MAC provided $27,000 to each organization in 2021. MAC also committed $10,000 to the Greenville County Museum of Art (GCMA) to purchase works of art by Greenville-area artists for its permanent collection. We look forward to working with GCMA in the future to provide opportunities for resident visual artists.
Greenville Symphony Orchestra
The Warehouse Theatre
SC Children’s Theatre
MAC FEATURED GALLERIES THE MAC GALLERY
The MAC Gallery at 16 Augusta Street, in the historic West End, serves as one of Greenville’s premier display venues for area visual artists. All 2021 exhibits were sponsored by TD Bank; its support of not only MAC but also of all the arts in Greenville is greatly appreciated. TD’s commitment to the arts has allowed MAC to showcase the talent and professionalism of our artist members. A big thank you to Michael Cooper of TD Community Development Corporation and MAC Past Board Chairman, for being such an amazing arts advocate. We are proud to have hosted the following exhibitions in 2021:
STILL TIME ON PYE POND
Works by Danielle Fontaine August 9 – September 10, 2021
The Bank Building Studios: Barbara Castañeda, Janina Ellis, Pat Kilburg and Traci Martin. September 17 – October 22, 2021
THE GREENVILLE OPEN STUDIOS 12 X 12 EXHIBIT Works from the 2021 participating artists November 6 – December 10, 2021
CENTRE STAGE GALLERY
MAC has collaborated with Centre Stage since 2005 to arrange exhibits in conjunction with each of the theatrical productions throughout the year. This partnership has been vital in creating more awareness of Greenville’s visual arts community as well as the outstanding theater offerings at Centre Stage. In 2020, MAC welcomed Clinkscales Chevrolet as the corporate sponsor of the Centre Stage exhibits, and we were thrilled to have its support again in 2021. We congratulate the following artists whose work was on display in 2021:
WHITE WHALE STUDIOS January 7 – 31, 2021
Laurie Buck, Sarah Dean, Julie Dodds, Emily Jeffords, Kate Landishaw, Garland Mattox, Jacki Newell and Alice Ratterree
February 2 – March 11, 2021
“Pick a Lane” March 16 – April 29, 2021
“Dream Escapes” May 4 – June 17, 2021
“Here You Go” October 19 - November 19, 2021
“The Final Countdown” November 23, 2021 – January 28, 2022
August 10 – October 1, 2021
GREENVILLE OPEN STUDIOS One of the most anticipated events of the fall is Greenville Open Studios, MAC’s signature event for the visual arts community. Each year offers new experiences for both the participating artists and those who visit the studios located within a 15-mile radius of downtown Greenville. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we had an optional sneak preview of Open Studios on Saturday, November 6. This was well received by both the artists and the public, and the extra day enhanced visitation and increased sales of art. In 2021, there were 25 new artists participating who added greatly to the artistic diversity of the event. Open Studios is the premier sales and marketing vehicle for Greenville-area artists. Implemented in 2020 because of the challenges the pandemic presented, the Greenville Open Studios YouTube channel was again an integral part of the weekend experience. Artists were given the opportunity Cindy Robinson’s studio to submit a two-minute video introducing their studios. These videos allowed the artists to discuss their processes, tools, mediums, sources of creative inspiration and current work. The channel was posted on YouTube throughout the year, giving increased awareness of and potential sales for the 2021 participating artists. In 2021, 52,233 people watched the videos on the YouTube channel. We once again utilized the Greenville Open Studios app that was designed and implemented by Robojuice in 2018. In 2021, approximately 1,716 users accessed the app to assist them in selecting studios to visit. MAC will again offer the app for the event in 2022 and beyond. In 2021, total sales were an all-time high of $439,565, and artists recorded 24,515 visits to the studios. Since 2004, over 660,500 visits have been recorded, and sales have totaled over $4.39 million. These figures are indicative of how important the visual arts are to the community-atlarge especially in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic.
2021 was also a milestone for Greenville Open Studios as Piedmont Natural Gas Company became the event’s first title sponsor. Our presenting sponsors – Greg Pickett of the Clemson University MBA Program; Nicole Wood of the County of Greenville; William Ratterree of Fetch, Inc.; Mark Colby of Michelin North America, Inc.; Megan Riegel of the Peace Center; Bill Pelham of Pelham Architects LLC; Juergen, Christopher and Rainer Blickle of SEW-Eurodrive; and Mike Coggin and DeDe Hudak of South State Bank -- have been instrumental in ensuring the success of the 2021 event. All of us at MAC were delighted to have Ashley Padgett in her studio the Peace Center as a presenting sponsor for a fourth year and South State Bank as a presenting sponsor for a fifth year. As always, we welcomed SEW-Eurodrive for the fourteenth consecutive year as a presenting sponsor, as well as Pelham Architects LLC as a presenting sponsor for two years. We look forward to continuing our relationships with these eight very generous corporate partners and communityminded business entities.
THANK YOU A big thanks to our event sponsors – Audacy, Inc.; Janette W. Wesley & Renato Vicario; KW Beverage, Inc.; The Don & Zelma Waggoner Foundation; the Fred Collins Foundation; Piedmont Arthritis Clinic, P.A.; BMW Manufacturing Company, LLC; The Capital Corporation; the Greenville Drive; Elliott Davis, LLC; Hughes Investments, Inc.; The Pickwick Pharmacy, Pintail Capital Partners; Bradshaw Gordon & Clinkscales, LLC; Coldwell Banker Caine; the Community Foundation of Greenville; the Fredric W. Hasert Memorial Trust; Foster Victor Wealth Advisors; NAI Earle Furman, Meredith B. Skinner in memory of Dwain Skinner; Smith Hudson Law, T&S Brass and Bronze Works, Inc.; BreakThru Beverage South Carolina; Jade & Curt Hall; and Margaret & Duff Bruce. Greenville Open Studios would not be possible without the commitment of our media partners – the Community Journals and TOWN Magazine; WYFF TV-4; and Robojuice. We also thank our in-kind sponsor – Haywood Congaree Self Storage. Greenville Open Studios 2021 would not have been possible without the leadership, dedication and organizational skills of the Greenville Open Studios 2021 Steering Committee: Co-chairs Alexia Timberlake Boyd and Paul Flint; Exhibition Chair Judy Verhoeven; MAC Director of Operations Alice Ratterree; and MAC Director of Marketing Erin Turner.
FLAT OUT UNDER PRESSURE
Diane Kilgore Condon
Flat Out Under Pressure (FOUP) is a visual art contest that challenges artists to create an award-winning piece of art in under 24 hours. The professionally juried event selects eight winning artists who have their work recreated on the eight sponsored recycling bins in downtown Greenville for the following calendar year, engaging the community and supporting sustainable practice in our beautiful city.
This incredibly charged contest began in 2010 and has evolved into one of the most anticipated annual events for visual artists. The first place winner receives a trip for two to stay in the beautiful Villa Sant’ Andrea near Cortona, Italy. Because of the travel restrictions resulting from the pandemic, winners have not been able to travel abroad. In 2021, MAC decided to hold a retrospective of the events’ previous eight winners from each year. The beautiful exhibit was on display in the MAC gallery from June 28 through July 30, 2021.
Past FOUP winner, Paul Flint’s recycling bin on Main Street in downtown Greenville.
THANK YOU FOUP would not exist without the support, commitment and fantastic organizational skills of MAC Board member and visual artist Janette W. Wesley, who has been very involved in the project since its inception in 2009. The MAC Board of Directors and staff thank the following businesses for sponsoring the bins in 2020-2021: Slow Food Upstate, Duke Energy, Greenville Drive, Prisma, ReWa – Renewable Water Resources, Don and Zelma Waggoner Foundation, SynTerra, Inc. and Vicario Artisanal Liqueurs.
We also thank the following business entities for their support of this project: The Greenville Journal, Ever Green Recycling and the City of Greenville. This year’s exhibit sponsors were TD Bank and Clinkscales Chevrolet.
SMARTARTS SmartARTS is MAC’s successful arts education initiative that partners with Greenville County Schools to provide teaching artists, art supplies, and professional development to facilitate arts-integrated residencies in science, math, history, and language arts classrooms. The mission of SmartARTS is to improve academic achievement through arts-rich experiences in the core curriculum to encourage career-ready creative problem solving and social-emotional intelligence. SmartARTS began in 2002 with three US Department of Education grants to work in one struggling, high-poverty middle school.
Now, 20 years later, students across Greenville County are benefiting from arts-rich education that helps students become college and career ready for the 21st century. The partnership between MAC and GCS remains strong as SmartARTS spreads the arts integration methodology to new educators each year and continues to mentor veteran educators. The SmartARTS program continues to thrive due to the consistent support by the Greenville area is philanthropic and business communities. In 2021, our exciting partnership with TD Bank and the TD Charitable Foundation was extended for another five years with the TD Center for Arts Integration with a new corporate donation of $200,000. Also in 2021, Prisma Health came on board as the headline sponsor for the SmartARTS Education Institute. We are also grateful to TD Bank, the TD Charitable Foundation, the Jolley Foundation, Daniel-Mickel Foundation, SEW-Eurodrive, John I. Smith Charities, Carrie & Skip Gordon, Kris and Stephen Cassell, Laura and Bill Pelham, Mice on Main – Linda Kelly & Zan Wells, the Don & Zelma Waggoner Foundation, Duke Energy Foundation, the Wallace Foundation, M. Ellis Pearce, Meredith Skinner, Prisma Health and Peabody Foundation. These individuals and business entities have been instrumental in ensuring the success of SmartARTS.
7th Graders at League Academy explored Gelli prints and textiles with The Judi Cassell Teaching Artist Fellow, Sunny M McGowan.
SmartARTS continually seeks funding in order to grow the program district-wide and to provide training to new teachers. Despite the pandemic, 2021 was a successful year with in-person residencies beginning in February of 2021 and with 75 teachers requesting artist-in-residence services from the program for the
2021-2022 school year. In July 2021, we held our annual SmartARTS Education Institute sponsored by Prisma Health, which was attended by 75 teachers and 20 teaching artists both virtually and in-person. To offer flexibility to teachers, SmartARTS continues to offer its arts integration residencies both in-person and virtually. Also in 2021, MAC established the Judi Cassell Teaching Artist Fellowship in the Visual Arts at the TD Center for Arts Integration. This fellowship was established by Kris and Steve Cassell with a sizable donation to honor their “Aunt Judi” who was a renowned cel animator. As part of the Judi Cassell Teaching Artist Fellowship in the Visual Arts a professional position has been created for a teaching artist to work with Greenville County Teachers as part of the SmartARTS program to integrate the arts into their South Carolina standards-based curriculum at no cost to the schools. Rap artist Dove Dupree films students at Berea ES for their music video about electricity.
SmartARTS is thrilled to be a partner in creating arts-rich schools across Greenville County.
First grade students at Monaview ES created a literacy-based mural with Adam Schrimmer.
ARTS ORGANIZATION HIGHLIGHTS ARTISPHERE
In 2021, Artisphere executed a safe, small, socially distanced festival, drawing 20,000 patrons to downtown. For the first time ever, the event was gated, timed, and ticketed to stay within city and state guidelines for COVID-19 protocols. With 105 artist booths, along with outstanding demonstrations by glass blower Ryan Gothrop, metalworker Ryan Calloway and chalk artist Chris Carlson, the visual arts maintained their usual high caliber during the festival. The Drum Percussion Studio and the Brushing Up Series featuring live painting and performing arts also added greatly to the festival. Artists reported their highest average sales to date at $11,060 with $1.15 million total in artist sales and a $2.6 million dollar economic impact overall. In its 17-year history, Artisphere has awarded over $640,000 in scholarships, stipends, awards and contributions to local artists and nonprofit organizations.
CAROLINA BALLET THEATRE
The 2021-2022 Season marks Carolina Ballet Theatre’s 50th Anniversary. The season opened in October with the haunting performance of Ghosts, a blend of ballet and contemporary dance set to Michael Jackson’s Thriller. Continuing the longstanding Christmas tradition, CBT returned to the Concert Hall of the Peace Center for The Nutcracker: Once Upon a Time in Greenville in December 2021. This critically acclaimed production featured Greenville thematic sets and was set to Tchaikovsky’s renowned score. Tu-Tu Tango, a mature blend of Argentinian and American ballet that reimagines the Carmen ballet, opened in February 2022 at DanceArts Greenville’s Black Box Theatre.
Centre Stage began the year 2021 still shuttered to indoor performances and ended it reopened to the community. It creatively produced virtual and outdoor shows and events as well as highlighted the local visual artists exhibited in our lobby thanks to our partnership with MAC. In July 2021, the grand reopening production, My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra was very well received. In September, the first full season of productions began. In addition to reopening, Centre Stage implemented its young artist showcase program, Prelude, highlighting selected
high school and college students pursuing careers in the arts. Through its year-round internship program, Centre Stage was able to offer eight of these students the opportunity to intern with Centre Stage, it also provided three scholarships to these students to continue their education.
GREENVILLE CHAUTAUQUA SOCIETY In 2021 Chautauqua History Comes Alive began virtually with 16 online shows that surprisingly reached an international audience. In September, Chautauqua safely returned to live performances in a completely outdoor/ hybrid festival producing 28 events in 10 days. Chautauqua is planning monthly or more virtual shows, an indoor/hybrid Winter Chautauqua and an outdoor/hybrid Summer Festival.
GREENVILLE CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS In 2021, GCCA engaged more than 800 students of all ages in quality art classes and workshops, including a free professional development series for local artists. GCCA also curated 12 free exhibitions featuring works of more than 120 artists from South Carolina and five other states, and it provided over 530 after-school and summer art education experiences to youth at Freetown and Sterling Community Centers. The organization also engaged more than 60 community members in the development of a three-year strategic plan. By the end of the year, completed renovations on its historic building, 11 new artist studios, a dedicated community gallery had been deleted, a more accessible main entrance, a multi-purpose conference and education space and new classrooms for jewelry-making and printmaking.
GREENVILLE CHORALE The Greenville Chorale was proud to lead the return of Greenville’s performing arts organizations to the stage in October 2021 with a highly anticipated performance of Brahms’ A German Requiem at the Peace Center, kicking off the Chorale’s milestone 60th Anniversary Season. 2021 has been an especially exciting year for the Chorale as we also celebrated the 40th Anniversary Season under the leadership of Artistic Director and Conductor Dr. Bingham L. Vick, Jr. In December, the Chorale’s performance of Handel’s Messiah was well received by an audience of nearly 1,000 attendees at Furman University’s McAlister Auditorium. The Greenville Chorale is deeply grateful for the ongoing support from its patrons, volunteers, and funders. We look forward to continuing our 60th Anniversary Season in 2022.
GREENVILLE COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART The GCMA is home to major holdings of work by two of the greatest artists in the nation's history, Andrew Wyeth and Jasper Johns. Additional highlights are an important group of pre-Civil War vessels created by the enslaved potter and poet David Drake and an exceptional collection of modernist works by artist William H. Johnson. In March 2020, construction began on critical improvements to the museum, ensuring the protection of our community’s valuable art collection and enhancing our visitor experience. Although the ongoing construction continued in 2021, two galleries are now open and feature the exhibitions Soul Deep: AfricanAmerican Masterworks from the Collection and Thomas Sills: Man of Color.
GREENVILLE THEATRE Greenville Theatre is proud to re-open its doors and serve the community once again with necessary art and storytelling. In its Welcome Back season, the theatre is celebrating its 96th anniversary with the most ambitious lineup yet. The organization returned stronger than ever presenting the show titles that were previously promised to our audiences in addition to a full lineup of plays. This holiday season included the theater’s most successful show of all time with Elf: the Musical.
GREENVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
The Greenville Symphony Orchestra was thrilled to return to in-person concerts, beginning in March. It was a busy spring, presenting 12 performances between March and May. 2021 also brought the return of the first full season at the Peace Center in two years. Under the artistic direction of Maestro Edvard Tchivzhel, the 74th season kicked off in October 2021 and included an engaging variety of programming throughout the Chamber and Masterworks series. GSO enjoyed celebrating the 2021 holiday season with families across Greenville at the annual Holiday at Peace Concerts. GSO Education programs returned to a full in-person schedule starting in the summer; these programs continued to reach thousands of children in the community.
INTERNATIONAL BALLET International Ballet’s pre-professional youth company, led by Artistic Director Vlada Kysselova, performed three mainstage productions in 2021: Colors of Spring in April, L’Automne in November, and The Nutcracker at the Peace Center in December. The Trainee Program, led by Josha Williams, presented the virtual Storytime Ballet, The Day the Crayons Quit, in partnership with the Greenville County Library in the spring. Founder Lena Forster continued to lead the Accessibility Program, in partnership with Thrive Upstate, to provide a weekly ballet class for adults with intellectual disabilities. The IB Assemblé Guild raised over $50,000 for the organization through the gala auction Passport to Dance at Greer City Hall in September and The Nutcracker Tea at the Westin Poinsett Hotel in December. The IB Academy trained over 200 dancers in classical ballet, and the Academy Demonstration was held at the IB Theatre in May.
PEACE CENTER During its 2020-2021 season, the Peace Center created 113 exceptional experiences for 28,349 people. Season highlights included 38 intimate songwriters performances in Genevieve’s; performances by the Greenville Symphony Orchestra, the Allman Betts Band, Tab Benoit & Samantha Fish, STOMP and comedians Brian Regan, James Gregory and Nate Bargatze in the Peace Concert Hall; Shovels and Rope, Sierra Hull & Justin Moses, Tommy Emmanuel, Edwin McCain, and Aoife O’Donovan on the TD Stage. The Peace Center’s partnership with the Fine Arts Center deepened young musicians’ performance skills and showmanship through All Star Jazz and Chamber Strings concerts in Genevieve’s.
SOUTH CAROLINA CHILDREN’S THEATRE Now in its 34th season, the South Carolina Children’s Theatre (SCCT) was able to open Spookley the Square Pumpkin in October to full capacity for the first time on its new Bell MainStage. In late November, SCCT presented Annie to our community. Demand was so high that three additional shows were added. Behind the curtain, SCCT’s education programs served 2,006 students in 2021, and Summer Camp enrollment exceeded any prior semester in
the organization’s history with a record 1,064 students. SCCT was also proud to serve 20,843 youth and families through its Theatre Outreach Partnerships (TOPs), including theatre residencies, scholarships, and its Virtual Bullying Prevention Program.
THE WAREHOUSE THEATRE Leading up to the re-opening of Hedwig and the Angry Inch and a hugely popular Sense & Sensibility, the community support for The Warehouse Theatre created opportunities to reach audiences in 39 states and 15 countries through virtual and online productions. The Warehouse was able to commission nine new plays for Long Story Short, produce the World Premiere of Fire in the Garden, and create a new interactive online entertainment concept, Objectivity, engaging our audiences in a whole new way. These projects allowed the theatre to hire 59 professional artists to work on the virtual and streaming productions and education programs. The Education and Community Engagement programs included work with seven nonprofit partners, five free virtual community forums, and 36 workshops at 11 schools in Greenville County. The Virtual Shakespeare Festival increased its reach to hundreds of students and educators across the state in 35 locations.
Greenville Chautauqua Society
Greenville Center for Creative Arts
BUSINESS COMMUNITY CAMPAIGN FOR THE ARTS
The Campaign for the Arts (CFA) had a record-breaking year in 2021, raising an all-time high of $1,460,927 and surpassing $1 million for the fifth consecutive year. This total represents an increase of 8.3% over the 2020 total of $1,348,477. Funds from the CFA continue to raise awareness of and develop audiences for MAC’s cultural partners, the individual artists and arts organizations throughout Greenville County. Participants who gave at least $50 received an ArtCard, entitling them to buy-one-get-one-free tickets for one time at each of the following: Centre Stage, Greenville Chorale, Greenville Symphony Orchestra, Greenville Theatre, Peace Center, South Carolina Children’s Theatre and The Warehouse Theatre. The ArtCard is an outstanding vehicle for residents and newcomers to sample Greenville’s many cultural events at a significant savings. The ArtCard will be offered again in 2022.
MAC CORPORATE REGRANTS MAC is very honored by its relationship as a regranting agency for BMW Manufacturing Company, LLC to support community outreach and arts education programs. In 2021, the following organizations received pass-through grants from this exemplary corporate citizen:
GREENVILLE CHORALE GREENVILLE COUNTY YOUTH ORCHESTRA GREENVILLE THEATRE GREER CULTURAL ARTS COUNCIL SOUTH CAROLINA CHILDREN’S THEATRE
SC Children’s Theatre
We look forward to continuing our long-standing relationship with BMW Manufacturing Company, LLC, as it has shown a commitment to the arts in Greenville as well as to many other philanthropic endeavors throughout the area. We are truly thankful for its steadfast level of support. SEW-Eurodrive also very generously supports MAC’s quarterly grants program in addition to Greenville Open Studios and SmartARTS. Without SEW-Eurodrive’s loyal support, many worthwhile cultural initiatives would not receive the necessary funding to thrive.
MAC IN THE COMMUNITY FIRST FRIDAYS Since 2015, MAC has presented First Fridays, a monthly gallery crawl that promotes visual art awareness throughout Greenville. The program also provides venues for showcasing emerging and established artists who add greatly to our quality of life. The 2021 season began with both virtual and in-person events. For maps and a current listing of participating galleries and studios, visit firstfridaysGVL.com. First Fridays has been sponsored by Alex and Larry Burgamy since 2021 and MAC is greatly appreciative of their support.
LEADERSHIP IN THE ARTS AWARD In 2021, MAC received the Leadership in the Arts Award as part of the 2021 Charitable Giving Awards sponsored by the Community Foundation of Greenville and TOWN Magazine. This annual award recognizes an organization that serves the community through outstanding arts leadership and outreach programming, therefore elevating the artistic opportunities available in our community. A fun and lively reception for the award recipients was held at the Poinsett Club on October 26. One major factor in MAC’s receiving the 2021 award was its providing $678,950 COVID-relief funds to 33 arts organizations in 2020 and 2021.
Kimberly Gibbs, Erin Turner, Kacee Lominack and Alan Ethridge
CELEBRATE THE ARTS
On Thursday, June 17, MAC hosted Celebrate the Arts for its constituents and supporters in the beautiful Avenue venue on Court Street in downtown. In celebration of arts venues reopening after over one year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the spectacular indoor/outdoor event was very well received. Live entertainment was provided by Phat Lip, featuring lead singer and MAC grantee Kelly Jo Ramirez. Table 301 provided outstanding hors d’oeuvres along with beer, wine and champagne. A big thank you to Velda Hughes and the Hughes Agency for their amazing hospitality in seeing this much-needed celebration come to fruition. We also wanted to express our gratitude to our donors who were incredibly generous during the challenges of the pandemic.
MAC ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS In 2010, the MAC Board of Directors established an endowment for the organization’s grants program with 5% of all unrestricted income raised in 2009. The endowment has been funded annually at this rate in addition to major gift solicitations. The purpose of the endowment is to ensure that MAC’s constituencies of individual artists, arts organizations and arts educators can be funded at the highest level possible through the grants program. With public funding for the arts becoming more and more precarious and private funding becoming increasingly competitive, it is imperative that MAC is focused on future funding to sustain Greenville’s diverse array of cultural assets. At the 2013 MAC Annual Meeting, MAC embarked on a $25 The Warehouse Theatre million, multi-year endowment campaign exclusively for its grants program. No percentage of either the corpus or the earnings of the endowment can be used for any other MAC initiative, thus ensuring the continued success of the grants program and the sustainability of the support MAC provides to its constituents. In 2016, the endowment crossed the $1 million mark. As of December 31, 2021, the endowment had a balance of $2,015,411. The MAC Endowment for the Arts is overseen by a committee of seven people; three of them are members of the MAC Board of Directors, and three of them are experienced financial and fundraising specialists. The MAC executive director, its chairman and immediate past chairman serve as an ex-officio members.
We thank the following for their time and willingness to serve on the committee. • • • • •
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Steve Brandt, retired publisher, The Greenville News Gally Gallivan, retired investments executive, UBS Kathleen McKinney, Attorney and Shareholder, Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd Bill Stephenson, retired banking executive, BB&T Fabian Unterzaucher, General Manager and Partner, The Westin Poinsett Alan Ethridge, ex-officio Michael Cooper, ex-officio Kelly Odom, ex-officio
IN MEMORIAM Despite many successes and many challenges, 2021 was also a year of profound loss, and we fondly remember the following artists, arts patrons and community supporters who left us in 2021. We find solace in our shared and cherished recollections of them while knowing their time with us made our community a better place.
Michael M. Adamson Mary Ann Harper Allen Arthur H. Baiden, III Nancy B. Baker Paul F. Belbusti W. Howard Boyd, Jr. Dr. Nicky A. Chavers John Maxcy Cochran, Jr. Susan H. Collins Dr. George R. Cousar, Jr. Lynn Arthur Damske Mark Elliott Daniels John J. Dullea David W. Edwards Elizabeth E. Farnsworth Jamile J. Francis, Jr. Myers Fulk Dr. Joseph Earle Furman William M. Gentile Marilyn H. Gleaton
Robert L. Hammersla, Jr. Trude S. Heller R. Bates Huffman David Allen Keller Gloria L. Larkin William League Robert MacFarlane Luce Anne C. Manos Thomas C. Mardre, Jr. Rachel P. McKaughan W. Rosson McKibbon, Jr. Timothy J. McKinney Jodah Mullinax Wallace A. Mullinax, Jr. Nazih Namouz Dr. Joseph F. Outten Louise Albright Quinn Frederick Everett Parker Lois Ann Parker Mary McCalla Poe
Robert M. Poland Peter Potosky Gaile L. Patrick Theodore W. Rollins Phil Silberman Alvin Joseph Sill William McBee Smith Peter Spizzirri A. Newton Stall, Jr. Joanna Batson Stone Thomas Howard Suitt Maye Webb Tatum Wolfgang Unterzaucher Ann R. Weisner James T. Williams, Sr. Frances Woodside William Daniel Yarborough, Jr. Robert H. Yeargin
TD BANK BUSINESS & THE ARTS PARTNERSHIP AWARDS 2021 TD Bank sponsored the 2021 Business & the Arts Partnerships Awards which were announced on Monday, March 14, 2022 at the 2021 MAC annual meeting. The recipients of these awards were:
BUSINESS WITH LESS THAN 100 EMPLOYEES
Nominated by the Peace Center Nominees: Davis Audiology, nominated by Greenville Theatre; Fuel, nominated by The Warehouse Theatre; Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), nominated by Greenville Chorale; Piedmont Natural Gas Company, nominated by South Carolina Children’s Theatre; Salem Media Group, nominated by Centre Stage; Stark RFID, nominated by Artisphere; Wyche, P.A., nominated by Greenville Symphony Orchestra
BUSINESS WITH MORE THAN 100 EMPLOYEES
CITY OF GREENVILLE
Nominated by South Carolina Children’s Theatre Nominees: BMW Manufacturing Company LLC, nominated by The Warehouse Theatre; Clemson University, nominated by Artisphere; Kyocera AVX, nominated by Greenville Symphony Orchestra and Greenville Theatre; Southern First Bank, nominated by Centre Stage; Woodlands at Furman, nominated by Greenville Chorale; The Westin Poinsett, nominated by the Peace Center
PUT YOUR HEART IN THE ARTS VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
SISSY AND LOUIS BECK
Nominated by the South Carolina Children’s Theatre Nominees: Ronny Dillard, nominated by Greenville Theatre; Joy Easterling, nominated by The Warehouse Theatre; Cynthia Eckel, nominated by Centre Stage; Barbara Gulley, nominated by Greenville Chorale; Diane Perlmutter, nominated by Greenville Symphony Orchestra; Erin Swann, nominated by Artisphere; Beverly K. Whitten, nominated by the Peace Center
MAC AWARDS At the 2021 MAC annual meeting on March 14, 2022, the following individuals and organizations received recognition for steadfast and generous support of MAC’s programs and services. Their support has been especially crucial during the COVID-19 pandemic.
CAMPAIGN FOR THE ARTS
C. Dan Adams Anonymous Brotherton Foundation Leesa & Chris Brotherton Carrie Burns Brown Karen & William Brown Alex & Larry Burgamy Campbell Young Leaders Canal Charitable Foundation Ginger & John Cebe Billy Clinkscales M. Jill Cox Jane Rush Davenport & Jim Musselwhite Rosa M. Eisenstadt Gretchen & Joe Erwin Graham Foundation Phillip W. Gregory Edith & Bill Hardaway Glenn & John Helmers William & Joan Herlong Velda & Jackson Hughes Donna & Mark Johnston Mary & Jeff Lawson Rosalind Lewis-Smith & W. Stanton Smith Nancy & Erwin Maddrey Ann Malphrus & John Glymph Genevieve Sakas Manly Dolly & Louis Pardi Martha & Tracy Pellett Nancy & Rick Pennell The Priester Foundation Megan Riegel Nancy Stanton Sharon & Jerry Youkey
Kris & Steve Cassell Daniel-Mickel Foundation Duke Energy Carrie & Skip Gordon John I. Smith Charities, Inc. Jolley Foundation Mice on Main – Linda Kelly Mice on Main – Zan Wells M. Ellis Pearce Prisma Health TD Bank TD Charitable Foundation
PROGRAMS & SERVICES BMW Manufacturing Company, LLC Clinkscales Chevrolet Don & Zelma Waggoner Foundation Hollingsworth Funds, Inc. SEW-Eurodrive Meredith B. Skinner South Carolina Arts Commission
GREENVILLE OPEN STUDIOS Clemson University MBA Program County of Greenville Fetch, Inc. Fred Collins Foundation KW Beverage, Inc. Michelin North America, Inc. Peace Center Pelham Architects, LLC Piedmont Arthritis Clinic, P.A. Piedmont Natural Gas Company South State Bank Janette W. Wesley & Renato Vicario
OUTSTANDING SUPPORT City of Greenville
MAC ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS Elbert W. Rogers Foundation Pat & Don Kilburg Elizabeth Marr Lee
MAC BOARD OF DIRECTORS AWARDS ROGER ABLES, EDITH HARDAWAY, CHRIS KAVOLUS, ANNE WOODS MAC is very grateful for the generous financial support provided by board members Roger Ables, Edith Hardaway, Chris Kavolus and Anne Woods. These four individuals have been outstanding assets to the organization and have served as strong advocates of MAC’s programs and services throughout the Greenville community.
SUNNY MULLARKEY MCGOWAN A native of Quarryville, Pennsylvania and a 1953 alumna of Solanco High School, Judi Cassell was an animation artist throughout her career. She worked extensively as a cel xerographer for the last several decades. Her major credits include the films FernGulley: The Last Rainforest, Adventures in Dinosaur City and Rover Dangerfield. Working on many Walt Disney projects, Judi also animated the television series Widget, the World Watcher and Denver, the Last Dinosaur. Judi received the Certificate of Merit Award in 1992 at the 21st Annie Awards, presented by the International Animated Film Association to honor outstanding achievements in the field of animation. This award was in recognition of her service to the art, craft and industry of animation. Judi was also the lead animator of Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol, a 1962 television special. One of her original acetate cel compositions for this special was recreated in 1997 and sold through Van Eaton Galleries in Sherman Oaks, California. Throughout her career, Judi served as a mentor to younger artists, inspiring them to pursue their artistic interests in the art of animation. This award was established in her memory in 2021 by her niece and nephew, Kris and Steve Cassell. The recipient of this fellowship is Sunny Mullarkey McGowan. Sunny Mullarkey McGowan is a fine artist residing in Greenville, South Carolina. Growing up in the Lowcountry of SC, Sunny now resides in the Upstate of South Carolina with her husband and three children, where she is active in the local artist community. Sunny has been a Teaching Artist with The TD Center for Arts Integration since 2018, when she received the Carrie and Skip Gordon Emerging Teaching Artist Award. In addition to creating her fine art pieces in her studio located in the arts district of the Village of West Greenville, she also paints murals and signage, as well as teaches printmaking.
Sunny Mullarkey McGowan
JUDI CASSELL TEACHING ARTIST FELLOWSHIP IN VISUAL ARTS
CARRIE AND SKIP GORDON TEACHING ARTIST AWARD
This annual award recognizes the outstanding artistry and educational practice of one exceptional Greenville artist who impacts and inspires the lives of students through his/her work in local schools. This award includes a scholarship to attend a national professional conference with a focus on both the arts and education. The 2021 recipient is Judy Klein. Judy attended Case Western Reserve University where she received a B.A. in Theatre Arts. Upon graduation, Judy began her professional career as an Acting Intern with The Cleveland Play House. Since then, she has performed in Regional Theaters as well as acting in film, video and commercial opportunities. As a voice actor, Judy has a particular love of voicing animation and children’s literature. In 2008, she joined the SmartArts Program of MAC and has taught in over 40 classrooms with 28 different schools in the Greenville County School District. Judy is also a South Carolina Teaching Artist enjoying bringing the wonder of drama to children everywhere!
SHAY BLACK This award recognizes a Greenville artist who shows great promise in his/her artistic and educational practice to impact and inspire the lives of students. This award includes a scholarship to attend a national professional conference with a focus on both the arts and education. The 2021 recipient is Shay Black. As a SmartARTS Teaching Artist, Shay Black is both a poet and visual artist. Originally from Greenville, she is the owner of Shay Black Expressions of Everything Art, LLC. She received her BFA in ceramics and sculpture from Converse College in 2012. Her love to create has extended to multiple mediums (acrylic, oil, mixed media, metal) and poetry. She’s committed to using her art to help others who are struggling with grief, depression, anxiety, social injustice and self-doubt. Through her work with Wits End Poetry, Speaking Down Barriers, SmartARTS and artists in multiple mediums, she has encouraged others to inspire the world around them and to be the best versions of themselves. Shay is a three-time slam member of Say What slam team of Greenville. You can find her on all social media platforms as @iamshayblack and website, iamshayblack.com.
CARRIE AND SKIP GORDON EMERGING TEACHING ARTIST AWARD
THE SEW-EURODRIVE MINORITY TEACHING ARTIST FELLOW
JOHNNY C. WEAVER
A SmartARTS Teaching Artist, Antonio Mack, aka Johnny C Weaver is an educator, poet, actor, and youth mentor from Spartanburg, SC. He is a current basketball coach and educator at Southside High School, and a former coach for Spartanburg District 7, Spartanburg Prep, and the City of Spartanburg. He currently serves as a board member for Wits End poetry and is a Spoken Word artist that travels the country performing.
CARL R. BLAIR EDUCATOR AWARD
DR. ANNE MATTHEWS
Dr. Anne Matthews
The Carl R. Blair Educator Award is given annually to an arts educator to honor of the life of professor, arts advocate and outstanding visual artist Carl R. Blair. The 2021 recipient is Dr. Anne Matthews. For 28 years, Dr. Matthews has served as a dedicated music educator. The last 20 years of her career were spent at Greenville Middle Academy. She has been honored as a Greenville County Top 10 Teacher of the Year, a National Board Certified Teacher and a master teacher in honors orchestras throughout Greenville County. A native of Charlotte, Anne received her B.A. in Music from Meredith College, her M.A. in Education from Western Kentucky University, and her Ph.D. in Education from the University of South Carolina. Dr. Matthews retired at the end of the 2020-2021 academic year, and she conducted the last strings performance of her career on May 4, 2021 at Greenville Middle Academy. Prior to her retirement, she commented, “I make it a point to bond with each student by appreciating individual interests outside the classroom. Whether they cheer
Johnny C. Weaver
This award recognizes the outstanding artistry and educational practice of one exceptional Greenville minority artist who impacts and inspires the lives of students through his/her work in local schools. This minority artist will lead a Cultural Competency workshop at the 2022 Prisma Health SmartARTS Education Institute as part of SmartARTS’ commitment to inclusion and diversity. The 2021 recipient is Johnny C. Weaver.
for a certain team, have a dog or practice karate, students feel more appreciated, valued and work harder when you take the time to share their interests both in and outside the classroom.” Daniel Hwang, a former student and currently enrolled Eastside High School commented, “Dr. Matthews was such a good teacher. She was the best at pushing everyone to achieve his/her best potential in strings and cared about every one of her students. She really knew how to connect to the class as a whole and created a fun atmosphere where everyone could learn. She has definitely been one of the best teachers I’ve ever had.” Dumah Morgan
ANN C. SHERARD YOUNG SUPPORTER OF THE ARTS AWARD In 2016, we said goodbye to one of our most dedicated and loyal supporters – Ann C. Sherard. She had been a mainstay of support for MAC and its many programs and services. Ann was always concerned about ensuring that the younger generations were involved and engaged in the arts. Many times she would ask us, “That’s a great idea, but how are you going to involve the young people?” Ann was very excited about the MAConnect program for young professionals that was established in 2014. We are pleased to name our Young Supporter of the Arts Award in her honor. The recipient of the 2021 Ann C. Sherard Young Support of the Arts Award is Stacey Kitchens. A native of Asheville, North Carolina, Stacey graduated from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. She loves raising her three daughters with her husband, Gray, in Greenville. Stacey served on the Board of Directors of the South Carolina Children’s Theatre (SCCT) for over ten years and as Secretary for much of that time. She has also served on the programming and special events committees, especially working on the annual fundraising auction for SCCT’s major event, Caribbean Crush. Stacey has appeared on SCCT’s mainstage twice alongside her family, and she has enjoyed working backstage on many occasions. Her commitment to SCCT has been virtually unparalleled. Currently, Stacey is Business Manager for Gray's practice, Kitchens Endodontics. She is a major volunteer at Greenville High School and at Buncombe Street United Methodist Church.
MAC LIFELONG SUPPORT OF THE ARTS
M. Ellis Pearce
M. ELLIS PEARCE Born and raised in Greenville, Ellis attended public schools and graduated from Greenville High School. She fondly remembers working as a volunteer in high school with Harriet Wyche, Betty Stall, Judy Cromwell and Bobbi Wheless as the Greenville Arts Festival got its start in the old Textile Hall building downtown. After a twelve-year absence, first with college where she got her B.A. in Theatre Arts from Randolph-Macon Women’s College (now Randolph College), and then living in California and New York, Ellis moved back to Greenville. She immediately got involved with the RiverPlace Festival in its early phases and has been involved with the Art in the Park festival, the Peace Center and its POPS program, the South Carolina Children’s Theatre, the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts & Humanities (the Betty Farr Endowed Fund), The Warehouse Theatre (notably the Upstate Shakespeare Festival) and MAC (SmartARTS program) among other non-profit arts and service organizations.
Ellis is committed to ensuring that children of all ages and backgrounds have access to the arts, and she has steadfastly supported many organizations that focus on children’s cultural welfare. She also feels we in the Upstate are fortunate to have such caring arts agencies that not only offer much to our artists and art lovers, but also have excellent and accessible outreach programs. We look forward to working with Ellis for many years to come.
Businesses: 6AM City, LLC Audacy, Inc. Avenue Blackbaud Giving Fund BMW Manufacturing Company, LLC Bradshaw, Gordon & Clinkscales, LLC Brotherton Foundation BreakThru Beverage South Carolina Campbell Young Leaders Canal Charitable Foundation The Capital Corporation City of Greenville Clemson University MBA Program Clinkscales Chevrolet Coldwell Banker Caine Community Foundation of Greater Greenville, Inc. Community Journals County of Greenville Dahlia, A Florist The Daniel-Mickel Foundation Design Strategies Don and Zelma Waggoner Foundation Duke Energy Foundation Elbert W. Rogers Foundation Elliott Davis, LLC Fetch, Inc. Foster Victor Wealth Advisors Fred Collins Foundation The Fredric E. Hasert Memorial Trust General Electric Foundation Graham Foundation Greenville Army Store
Greenville Drive Hollingsworth Funds, Inc. Hughes Agency LLC Hughes Investments, Inc. IBM Corporation Jean T. and Heyward G. Pelham Foundation The Joan S. & Charles W. Coker Foundation John I. Smith Charities, Inc. Jolley Foundation KW Beverage, Inc. L & R Properties, Inc. Lil Glenn Company Mice on Main Michelin North America, Inc. NAI Earle Furman, LLC Network for Good PayPal Chartiable Giving Fund Peabody Foundation Peace Center The Pickwick Pharmacy Piedmont Arthritis Clinic, PA Piedmont Natural Gas Company Pintail Capital Partners The Priester Foundation Prisma Health Ramage Lewis LLC Ridgeland at the Park HPR SEW-Eurodrive Smith Hudson Law, LLC South Carolina Arts Commission South State Bank STM Acquisition Development, Inc. Subway Development Corporation of South Carolina Suitt Foundation Table 301
T & S Brass and Bronze Works, Inc. TD Bank TD Charitable Foundation Wallace Foundation WYFF
Individuals: Liz Abell Louise and Roger Ables C. Dan Adams Kim and Craig Adams Sue and Wayne Adams Sally and William Adkins Karen and David Aeppli Leigh Ann and Barry Agee Robin and Michael Aleksinas Steve Allgood Barbara and Gilbert Allen Jan Allen Jenny Allen and Rod Gibbons Judith and Dennis Allen Ingrid Aller and William Wells Amy and Blake Allison Traysie Amick Barbel Amos D. Edward Anderson Frannie and Stuart Anderson Jim Anderson Lynn and Joe Aneskievich Rebecca and Don Angstadt Marianne and David Appleman DiAnne Arbour and James Bergen Linda Archer David Armstrong Martha and Murphy Armstrong
Randy and Allen Armstrong Laura Arnold Sharyn and Richard Arnold Yvonne and Gary Arrowood Christopher Arzt Bernardine Atkins Kathy Atkinson and Colin Cottingham Ernest Aud Marion and Robert Austell Marianne Ayers Ellyn Bache Connie Bachert Jan Bailey Judith and Chris Baker Laura Baker Peggy Baker Michael Balchunas Melissa Bane Mark Bardo Brittany and Pat Barham Jerry Ann Barker Lezlie and Scott Barker Betty Barlow Kelley and Jay Barnhardt Nilly and Terry Barr Lynn Barrett Roni and David Barrett Sherry and Richard Barrett Florencia Barron Lynn Barrow Margot Bartell Randall and Stacy Baughman Betsy and Jim Baumgardner Heath and Chris Beard Linda Beazley and Kris Bierbaum Gregory Bechtel Barbara and John Beckford Lou Ellen Beckham-Davis Carmen and Philip Beckwith Claudia and Philip Beckwith Diana and Randy Bekins Debbie and Mike Bell Harriett Bell Luanne and Steve Beller Belinda and Peter Bellows Jennifer Belshe Nancy and Lee Bennett Justin Berg Sharon and Thomas Berg Harvey Berger
Kay and Ken Betsch Caron and Barry Bettenhausen Tasji and Bradley Bulifant Kay Bingner and Marvin Parker Caryn and John Birchler Sarah Black and Braxton Ballew Pam Blakely Jeanne Blinkoff Gina and Marc Blohm Mark Blonstein and Don Faircloth Betsy and Jim Bloodworth Catherine and Brian Blount Laura Blume Joyce and James Bobich Dave Bockstahler Ralph Boggess Sylvia and Maxcy Boineau Kathleen Bolch Marietta Bolt Kaitlin and John Bomar Margie and Neal Bonavia Werner Bonitz Virginia and Terry Botruff Pamela Bott Jeanne Bouton Lee Bowman Amanda Box and Duncan Kennedy Tiffany and Lee Brackett Whitney and John Bradley Revonda Bradshaw Evelyn and Roy Brady Robby Brady Teresa and John Brady Mary and John Braeunig Kim and Ed Brakmann Scottie Lu and Steve Brandt Mary Jane and Charles Brantley Rose Marie and Ned Bray David Brenner Joyce and Glenn Bridges Nancy and Bill Bridges Joan and Michael Bridgwood William Brigham Blake and Tim Brookshire Cindy and Joe Brothers Carmen and Larry Brotherton Leesa and Chris Brotherton Clare and Wesley Brown Bryant Brown Carrie Burns Brown
Julie and Drew Brown Karen and William Brown Laurie and Timothy Brown Susan and Lawrence Browning Vicki and Craig Brown Jennifer and Mark Browning Robert Browning Margaret and Duff Bruce Jan and Ken Bruning Melissa and John Bruno Ann Bryan Deb Bucci Kristy and Brian Buchanan Alex and Larry Burgamy Patricia and David Burke Julie and Brian Burkhart Katy and Ben Burnau Kim and Les Burnett James Burnside Patsy and Arnold Burrell Richard Bushey Jane Todd Butcher and Alan Butcher Gayle and Scott Butler Kathleen and Bruce Byford Jere and Ray Byington Norma and Peter Bylenga Robin Byouk Megan and Mitchell Byrd Sandra and Jim Cain Caroline Thomas Calder Allegra Campbell Cathy and Brad Campbell H. Dean Campbell Nan and Scott Campbell Dorothy and Robert Cancelliere Donna and Bennie Cantrell Holly and Jim Caprell Tami Cardnella Nancy and Billy Carpenter Sandy and Andy Carr Peg and Jim Carroll Eileen Carroll-Valk Carol Carson Connie Carstens Ella Cart Jean Carter Jamie and Jeff Carver Kris and Steve Cassell in memory of Judi Cassell Cathy and Jim Castle Betsy and Kenneth Cates
Karon and Alfred Caudell Ginger and John Cebe Virginia Cebe Jane Chambers and John Bissell Jeanna and Paul Chambers Lynn Chandler John Chastain Sheila and Doug Cheek Ann and Mike Chengrian Sharon and Maurice Cherry Debra Chevillot Suzanne and Dick Childs Neil Christian Pam and Scott Christopher Ken Christy John Cirelli Jim Clamp Anne Clark Carl Clark Ellen and David Clark Patricia and Andrew Clark Sigrid and Dennis Clark Susan and Randy Clark Jane and Ian Clarke Barbara and Marshall Cleland Greta Cleveland Hazel and Buzz Cleveland Sally Cleveland Billy Clinkscales Peggy Clinkscales Maureen and Andy Coburn Sandy and Don Cockrill Judy Coe Susan Cohen Cameron and Mark Colby Emily and Jonathan Cole Mary Beth and Tim Collins Whitney Collins Susan Colvin Linda Combs Charlene Comer Henry Connors Marie and Bernard Conroy Carol and Jon Cooke Brent Cooler Andrea and Edwin Cooper Lauren and Michael Cooper Rachel and Mark Cooter Maura and Rusty Copsey
Darrell Corder Roxanne Cordonier Elizabeth and Tommy Corley Cokey and Lee Cory Anthony and Phyllis Costa Suzy and Skip Cothran Liz and Matt Cotner Carolyn and Garry Coulter Jill Cox Brooke Craft Dulcie and John Creech Ann and Ben Crider Nancy and Mike Criss Bob Critser Judy Cromwell Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Crook, Jr. Ruth Culp Dody and Dixon Cunningham Edward Cunningham Kathryn Cunningham Scott Cunningham Nancy Cureton Patricia Currie Mary Lou Custons Brett and Christopher Cutshall Heather Cygan and Suny Ndem Susan Cyr and Mark Johnston Kate and Dixon Dabbs Curt Dahlberg Liz Daly-Korybski and John Korybski Suzanne and Denis Dandeneau Kay and Howard Daniel Judith and Larry Daniels Linda Dara Anonymous Libby and Steve Dasbach Jane Rush Davenport and Jim Musselwhite Lee and Denby Davenport Katy and Michael Davidson Ann and Ben Davis Celia and Clement Davis Christina and Phillip Davis Cynthia and Eric Davis Dodie and Ric Davis Edith Davis Gay and Bob Davis Jesse and Paul Davis Jim Davis Peggy and Steve Davis Gayla L. and Phillip Day
Shelby Day and Creagh Cross John Dean Karen and Richard deBondt Annemarie DeFronzo Cynthia and Karl Deily Bryan Delaney Sandy and Robert DeLapp III Patricia DeLeon and Rey Alfonso Christine and Tommy DeMint Doris Demkovich Renee and Mark DeMoss Christine Demosthenes Lisa and Harvey Denison Beth Des Jardins and Cecil Wyche Holli and Owen Devine Carol Savage and Bob DiBella Peggy and Biff Dickerson Dorian Dickey Jean and Wayne Diehl Nicki and Bob Dillon Amy Marklin Jeff Dishner Nancie Dixon Meredith and Scott Dobson Sean and Satreva Dogan Wendy and Steve Dolven Kristi and Martin Donlan Mary and Kevin Donnelly Tom Donnelly and Dan Belbey Caroline Dorazio Doug Dorman Dorothy and Steve Dowe Jane and Patrick Doyle Hedy and Richard Dreskin Chrissy and Chuck Driskell Brandy and Shane Duncan Annette and Peter Dunphy E. Floyd DuPree, Jr. Judith and Michael Dupuis Richard Dusa Dawn Dwyer Sally and John Eastman Andrea and Jeff Edenfield Kathy and Johnny Edwards Kaye and Carl Eggerding Kacey and Gary Eichelberger Liz and Dan Einstein Sugie and Nate Einstein Rosa Eisenstadt Diane and Charles Eldridge
Lacey and Bob Ellis Lee and Frank Elmore Susannah Ross MaryBeth Endicott Albert Englehardt Caroline and Paul English Marty Epp-Carter Cynthia and Daniel Epps, Jr. Sue and Don Erickson Gretchen and Joe Erwin Ingrid Erwin Rick Erwin Mindy and Tanner Espey Marcene Etchieson and Robert Mull Alan Ethridge Laurie Ethridge J. Michael Evans and Jeffrey J. Douley Pam and Doug Evans Ildiko and Richard Everly Patrick Fahey Diana Farfán and Greg Valente Betty Farr John Farr Diana and John Farrall Jim Faulkenberry Rebecca and Thomas Faulkner Lisa and Michael Fawcett Emily and Jim Fayssoux Bryan and Rebecca Feldman Marjorie and Timothy Ferguson Natalina and Jerry Ferlauto Luci Fernandez Frank Ferraro Allison Fields Whitney and Ryan Fields Polly and Joey Fievet Nancy and Stephen Finch Kathy and Chris Fincher Paula and John Finger Rhonda Fink Joanne Finkbeiner Kimberly and Karl Fischbeck Julie Fish Jane Harrison Fisher and Ellis Fisher Michael Fisher Nancy and Matt Fitzer Jill Fivecoat and Tom Dankovich Elizabeth and Michael Fletcher Sarah and George Fletcher Suzie and Peter Foley
Danielle Fontaine and Bill McLendon Joan Foody Kristen and Jeffrey Forsythe Beth and John Fort Pam and Lee Foster Debbie and Clyde Fowler The Fowler Family Mary Jo and George Fox Ruta Fox Susan Fox Barbie and Skip Francis Nancy and Peter Frank Ben Franklin Sandi Holmes Christina and Bruce Frazier Kathryn and Allen Freedman Abbie and Steve Freeman Mary and Caleb Freeman Mary Jane Freeman and Joseph Beeson Nancy Freeman Suzanne and Bill Freeeman Martin Fridy Saundra and Marc Fruchter Jeff Fuller Pat and Bill Fuller Carol and Terry Fulmer Ann Funderburk Ellen and Allen Funk Nancy and Richard Furman Jill and Jim Fuson Martha and Jimmy Gaddy Kathy and Tommy Gailey Jeffery Gaines Nancy and Jim Gaines Carol and Brooks Gallagher Carol Anne and Mills Gallivan Fielding and Gally Gallivan Katie and Clark Gallivan Anna and Anthony Gallo Katherine Ganzel Les Gardner Jane Allen and Douglas Garner William Garren Gwen and Tom Garrett Julie and Berry Garrett Kathy and Randall Garriott David Garrison Joan and Earle Gaulden Betty and Gray Geddie Kay and Phil Gehman
Alice and David Geisler Mary and Ted Gentry Annette and John Geraghty Denise German Prudence Gersch Jamie and John Gestwicki Emily and Steven Getz Maryanne and Joseph Giacometti Kimberly Simms Gibbs Lynn and Mike Gibbs Robin and Doc Giddings Nancy and Jeff Giguere Diana and Andrew Gilbert John Gilbert Mary Evan Giles Matt Giles Donna and Buddy Gillentine Debra Gilley Julie and Lewis Gilpin Deborah Gilreath Amanda Bush Lil Glenn Meredith and Tripp Glenn Sharron and Norman Glickman Mary and Bud Goble Steven Gold Elisa Golden Suzanne Golden and Rob Rowen Harriet and Andy Goldsmith Nancy and Paul Goldsmith Susan and David Goldsmith Denise Gonzalez Peggy and Ed Good Keith and Catherine Goodall Gale and Dexter Goodwin Carrie and Skip Gordon Terry and Mark Gordon Mary and Jim Gorman Laura and Jim Gossett Jeanine and Rick Gottrich Martha and Roger Gower Donna and Steven Graddick Terri Graham Megan and Matthew Grant Jean and Sonny Graves Leigh Ellen Gray Frankie and Randy Green Gerri Green Sally Green and Tony Ryan Grainger Greene
Laura Greene Mari Greene Jean and Richard Greer Lynn Greer and Henk van Dyk Jo Gregory Phillip Gregory Laura Greyson and Charles Edmondson Marion and Jon Grier Katie Griffin Emily and Collin Griffiths Tonjia Groblewski Marci and Mike Growcock Nikki and Allen Grumbine Signe and Genna Grushovenko Wayna and James Guirl Cynthia and John Gullick Cindy and Kevin Gunter Barna Gupta Alice and Bill Guzick Cheryl Taylor Gwyn and Darryl Gwyn Louise and Arthur Haaker Jo and Bob Hackl Priscilla and John Hagins Marcy and Dexter Hagy Helen Hahn Diana Hale Beverly and Craig Hall Jade and Curt Hall Pam and Cary Hall Sharon and Brad Halter Jeanine and Glen Halva-Neubauer Suzanne and Hugh Hamilton Emory Hamilton Davy Hammatt Jennifer and Frank Hammond Sonya and George Hammond Carmen and Thomas Hancock Wayne Hansen Lisa Jo and Brad Hansen Mirielle and Viktor Hanuska Edith and Bill Hardaway Mary Lynne and John Hardaway Questria and Richard Hardaway Linda Hardman Sangeeta Hardy Anita and Jeff Hargett Diane and Russ Harker Merridee Harper and David Blumberg
Christina and Thomas Harper Falls Harris Kathy Harris Sandra Harris Georgia Harrison Becky and Bobby Hartness Loretta and Bill Hartzell Chasity and Paul Hawkins Jim Hayes Jean Hays Margaret Hazelton Amanda and Ryan Heafy Tamra and Jon Heard Julie Hederstedt Leigh and Edward Heidtman Louise and Bill Heizer Glenn and John Helmers Jean and Peter Helwing Caitlin and Jackson Herlong Dani and Mark Herro Nicole Heschong and Mike Hoyt Gary Hester Annetta and Richard Hewitt Donald Hewitt Susan and Les Hicken Gary Hicks Jackie Highley James Hilderbrand Brenda and Asa Hill Kay and Johnathan Hill Sherrill Turner Hill and Brian Hill Jennifer and Rich Hincapie Donna and Andrew Hiner Carol and Walter Hinton Erin Hinton Rebecca and Robert Hinton Lori and Cary Hinze Mary Hipp Scott and Neel Hipp Greg Hobbs Janis Hodgins Christine and Christian Hofbauer Lucy and Jeffrey Hoffman Melinda Hoffman Suzanne Hofford and Jack McCall Nancy and Tom Hogan Jo Hoke Taylor Faye and Wayne Holcombe Anne and Frank Holleman Mary Holohan
Emmy and Bill Holt Lynn and Donald Hooper Sherry and Tee Hooper Andrea Hopkins Dianne Hopstetter Jamie and Henry Horowitz Beth Horton Rebecca and Paul Houmann Jan and Mike Houston Joan Houston Bev and Bob Howard Jeanne Howard Rob Howard Julie Howe Katie and Rob Howell Kathleen Howze Brenda Hoyt Jan and Richard Hubble Sandra Hubeny DeDe and Gary Hudak Carey Lee and David Hudson Jane and Les Hudson Carey Lee and David Hudson Sara Huelsemann Julie Hughes Lisa Hughes Sijia and Richard Hughes Velda and Jackson Hughes Jeff Hummel Lucy Hummers Margaret and Earle Hungerford Jean and Julian Hunt Mary Lou and Gary Huntoon Janet Huskey Mary and Lou Hutchings Nancy Hutchinson Jane and Robert Ingram Mary and Stuart Jackson Christopher Jacobs Ann Jaedicke and Robert Sihler Metta James Megan Janiskee Kay Jenkins Patricia and Joseph Jenkins Kelly and Kevin Jenko Mimi Jenko Ann and Joe Jennings Lisa and Kimbrough Jennings Nancy Jennings Tonia and Kyle Jeray
AJ Jester Anne Johnson Carol and Kinard Johnson Cheryl and Herb Johnson Chris and Kent Johnson Christie Johnson Deborah and Greg Johnson Dinah and Bill Johnson Sharon and David Johnson Vickie Johnson Amy and Jason Johnston Donna and Mark Johnston Erin and Ryan Johnston Tammy Johnston William Johnston Sarah and Trip Johnstone Connie and Seth Jones Laura Kelly and Rob Jones Lindsay and Keith Jones Maggie Jones Mary Lou and Lewis Jones Midge Jones Paula and Stephen Jones Paula Jones Renee and James Jones Eileen Joyce Donald Junker Carolyn Karageorgiou Kim and David Karr Demetra Karras Linda and Raymond Kaser Gary Kasprzak Lesa and Bill Kastler Paula and Chris Kavolus Tonja and Michael Kearns Kenneth Keen Joan and Mike Kellett Jane Kelley Sharon Kelley and Bruce Braun Tricia and Bill Kelly Bill Kendig Paedon Kenna Gwen Kennedy Sarah and Bates Kennedy Anne and Thom Kennerly Katie and Tom Kent George and Sharon Kerns Bonnie Kessler Brittney Kessler Sandy and Tom Kester
Thomas Keyser Pat and Don Kilburg Janice Kilburn and Stephen Kresovich Leslie and Mark Kilstofte Amy and Jamey King David Kirby Louisa Pyle Kirk Becky and Fletcher Kirkland Linda and Donald Kirkland Monika and Yoshi Kirsch Larry Kiss and Todd Edwards Stacey and Gray Kitchens Judy and Mark Klein Mimi Kline Bev and Bo Knapp Mary Frances and Austin Knapp Lara Knight BJ and Don Koonce The Koppenheffer Family Barbara and Ron Koprowski Rosamund and John Korybski Amie Kourlas Maureen and Ken Kunda Miriam and Evan Kutcher Susan and Morgan Kutzner Judith and Richard Lackey Kathie and Allen Ladd Thomas Lafaver Beth and Flynn Lambert Nadia Land-Greene and Robert Greene Christopher Lane Silica Larkin Lisa and Peter Larocque Marianna and Nickolay Lashkarev Pat and Jim Lashomb Bonnie Lawrence and William Roesel Mary and Jeff Lawson Mary Ann Lawson Kathy and Bruce Lazenby Kathy and Jordan Lea Trip Lea William Leavengood Jeffrey Leder Dianne LeDonne Nancy and Vince LeDonne Elizabeth Marr Lee Holly Lee Terri and Charles LeGrand Barbara and Jeffery Leimsieder Jerry Lenz
Bruce Leonard Kelly and Geoffrey Lester Lane Lewis Rosalind Lewis-Smith and Stan Smith Tom Lewis David Lichtenfelt Karen and Mark Lieberman Maria and David Liebman Erna Liebrandt Mary and Carroll Lindsey Amanda Link Sue Anne and Tom Link David Littlejohn Alice and Ken Littlejohn Ashley and Phillip Livingston Doreen Livorine and David Baron Cynthia and Anthony Lobue Mary Lynn and David Lockard Patty and Doug Lockard Annelle and Dick Locke Mary Butler and Heyward Locke David Logeman Courtney and David Lominack Kacee and Andrew Lominack Sister and Ed Lominack Jay London Alice Longerbeam Cathryn Hallahan Lopez Palmarosa Loubiere Liza and Ben Lovelace Carter and William Lowrance Carol and Matt Luca Carroll and Steve Luck Janice Lumpkin Elizabeth and John Lyons Susan and James Mackey Nancy and Erwin Maddrey Russ Madray and Phil Way Anne Marie and Jason Maertens Helen Maish Ann Malphrus and John Glymph Cecily Mango Genevieve Sakas Manly Elizabeth and Jacob Mann Evan Mann Architect Deborah Manning-Fisher and Michael Fisher Bernadette Mileski Maggie Manning Terry and Ray Mannino Starr and David Marchand
Michael Marchione Sarah Marczynski Dee Margadonna Leighann and Tom Markalunas Fleming and John Markel Janie and Matt Marron Patrick Marron Cat and Mike Martin Jean Martin Joanie Martin Al Masters Karen and Michael Mathers Garland and Fleming Mattox Fran and Roger Mauney Karen and William Maurer Vanessa Mazzoli Kate McAlister Gretta McCall and Richard Lynch Michelle McCallum Pamela and Jackson McCarter Mary McCarthy Terri and Bruce McCrary Linda and William McCune Jane McCutcheon Isabelle McDaniel Patricia and Kenneth McDaniel Sue and Mac McDaris Katherine McDonald Marie and Brent McDonald Valerie and Kevin McDonald Cecile McFarland Patricia McGarrahan Dianne and Charles McGee Suzanne and Shannon McGee Cheryl McGinnis Patty and Frank McGrath Caroline McIntyre Merietta McKenzie and Hank McCullough Susan McKibbon Kathy McKinney Holly McKissick Lynn McKnight Doris McLallen Jann and Nick McLane Suzanne and Arthur McMaster Kevin McMurtrey Bonnie and Emory McTyre Wanda and Rex Meade Carter and Zane Meadors
Margaret and Brad Meadows Cathy and Bern Mebane Erin and Paul Mehaffey Jane and Edgar Mehlman Ladonna and Eric Meindl Genevieve Mendes Weaver Barby and Dave Merline Susan and Dickie Merritt Allison and Kevin Mertens Rear Admiral and Mrs. John Messerschmidt Carolyn Ballard and Peter Micali Connie Michels Clark and Brinkley Mickel Rachelle and Charlie Mickel Dr. and Mrs. John M. Mikulla Bonnie Milam Anne and John Miller April and Tom Miller Edna Ruth and Vernon Miller Edward Miller Gayle Miller Heidie and Keith Miller Kathy Miller Angie and John Millon Bonnie and Michael Mills Leslie and Buddy Mills Tina Milsap Mary Louise Mims and Jim Tipton Ellie and John Mioduski Marion and Jack Mitchell Kathy Modeen Dr. John R. Monroe Rosemarie Moody Charlotte and William Moore Dannah and Michael Moore David Moore and Ed Risavich Lucynda and John Moore Marianne Moorer Alice Moraes Joanna Morgan Stephanie and Rob Morgan Capt. and Mrs. Gene D. Morin Suzanne and Calvin Morris Ruth Morrow Whitney and Chad Morton Chris Moseley Sandra and Jim Moseley Diana Moustafa Mari and Jim Moye Julia and Charles Mullen
Seth Mullikin Tara and Stephen Mullis Dennis Mumford Katharine Munkenbeck and Colby Farris Margaret Murphy Mary Holt and Gunn Murphy Angela and William Musselwhite Louis Muzekari Beverly and Larry Myatt Libby and Rhett Myers Audra and Steven Mys Christie and Bob Nachman Eileen and Raymond Naglieri Nancy Neal Casey Neel Linda and John Neely June and Charles Neet John Neil Maureen Nery Ruth Neville and Dan Koppelman Jacki Newell Evelyn Nocella Elaine and Barry Nocks Jane Nodine Kathleen and Mark Nolan Kennie and Danny Norris Conyers Norwood Sunshine and Ben Norwood Deborah Novak David Noyes Amy and Shea O’Brien Mary Jo and Michael Ochylski Charles Odom Katherine and Kelly Odom Lee and Dwight Odom Rebecca Oehrig Deborah and Marty O’Gwynn Carol and Edward O’Keefe Matt Olson Jeff Outten and John Brigham Mr. and Mrs. R. Bruce Owen Kathleen and Glenn Oxner Whitney and Matt Ozment Nicola Page Jill and Malachi Pancoast Peter Pang Dolly and Louis Pardi Greg Parker Jane Parker Jean Parker
Joyce Parks Lil and Henry Parr Patricia Price Parsons William Parsons Donna Pasquale and John Lipinski Alex Patrick Phil Patrick William Patterson Toni and John Paylor Ginny and Joe Pazdan Deb Peabody Betty Pearce M. Ellis Pearce Sidney Pearce Lynda and Henry Pearl Stephen Peele Laura and Bill Pelham Martha and Tracy Pellett Sara and Edward Penn Judy and Hugh Pennell Nancy and Rick Pennell Nevenka and Filip Percic Jose de Jesus Perez Karen Perkins Diane Perlmutter Adriana and John Perry Sophie and Aaron Peter Eleanor and Michael Peters Holly and Eugene Peterson Harry and Sharon Pettigrew Carol and Bill Phillips Priscilla Phillips Sharon and Tikhon Pichai Dianne and Jay Pinner Kim and Nelson Pinochet Cindy and Jack Plating Judy and Buddy Player John L. Plyler, Jr. Dahlia Robert Pohl Vee Popat Lauren and David Poppie Mary Isabel and Dave Posek Gerry Poster Sally Potosky Joan and Randy Potter Melanie and Will Pouch Betsy and Rob Powell Monica Power and Cesar Zarak Duffie Powers
Joyce Pratt Suzanne Prendergast Dave Preuninger Dianne and Earle Prevost Debra Price Sue Priester Anne and Sims Propst Debbie and Leonard Pugh Debra and Wesley Pumphrey Suzanne Pyle Lesley Quast and Al Keiser Ann Quattlebaum Carlinda and Luis Quintero Barbara and Harold Rabhan Craig Ragsdale Ivy and Dean Rainey Stephanie and Clay Rainey Charlotte and Jeff Rainwater Mandi Ralph Karen and Ted Ramsaur Carole and Jeff Randolph Ernest Ranspach Elizabeth and Jake Rasor Karen Ratliff-Schaub and Eric Schaub Alice and Charles Ratterree, Helen Ratterree, Charlie Ratterree Susan and Peter Rawlinson Aimee Redick Jim Redmond Kim and Louis Redmond Susan and John Redmond Cheryl and Jeff Reed Susan and Tim Reed Angelle and Charles Reichert Tricia and Stan Reid Dale Reiner Donna Reiss and Art Young Inge and John Rekers Amy and Jim Rex Ashley and Tom Reynolds Marla Reynolds Susan Reynolds Sherry and Jeff Rhodenbaugh Donna and Tim Rhyne Marie and Jason Richards Gladys Richardson Anne Richbourg Ruth McAlister Richburg Anonymous Dick Riley
Susan Rink Leora and Jack Riordan Anita Risdon Ann and Mick Risdon Lynn and Gilbert Ritchie Shirley Ritter Susan and Jim Robbins Debi and Tom Roberts Gloria and Fred Roberts Sarah Roberts Jane Robertson Janice Robinson Sally and Tip Robinson Valentin Robu Richard Roche Bernice and Aubrey Rogers Christina and Rob Rogers Donna and Jim Rogers Jeannette and Jon Rogers Jim Rohrer Lucy Rollin Holly Rollins Sherry Romello Judy Root Ann and Porter Rose Paulette Rose Katrina Daniel Rosen and Michael Rosen Estelle and Stan Ross Maggie and Andrew Ross Laura and Paul Rousseau Jane Roy Joe Royer Tina and Burke Royster Kurt Rozelsky Curtis Rubinstein Alesia Ruby Evelyn Runge Jean Runnels Yvonne and Frederick Rupp Floralee and Darrell Rushton Beverly and David Sampson Barbara and Joseph Sanfilippo Laura and Nick Sardone Alex Sarlin Linda and Kent Satterfield Belinda and Tom Sauret Suzanne Sawan Kelly Davis Andrea Schechter Dorinda and Ed Scheumann
Mary Anne and Mark Schiller Dottie and Jan Schipper Alice and Bruce Schlein Pat and John Schnorr Phyllis and Bob Schrage Margaret and Dan Scieszka Erin and Shawn Scott Aileen and James Scott Joyce and Butch Scott Marian and Don Sellers Michele Senac Cynthia Serra Donna Sesny Emelyn Shabel Gay and Dan Shackelford Greer and Hugh Shafer Gary Shapiro Faye and Stephen Shaughnessy Minor and Hal Shaw Kathy Sheehan San Dee Sheftall William Shelburne Susan and Don Shelley Anne and John Shelley Carrie and Reid Sherard Gordon Sherard The Gordon B. Sherard III Family Ginger Sherman Karen and Harry Sherman Jean Shifrin Michelle and John Shorter Betsy and Matt Shouse Patricia Shufeldt Kelly and Shawn Shumaker Michele and Blake Shusterman Dr. and Mrs. Robert D. Seigel Rebecca Lynn Sigmund Frances Simon and Paul Ellis Lori and David Simon Christian and David Sims Brenda and Brian Sinders John Sisson Libby Skamfer Meredith Bogardus Skinner Katie and Eric Skoloff Jo Slaughter and Tommy Longnion Debbie and Jerry Sloan Chuck Small Kitsy and Hy Small Elizabeth Smith
Elizabeth and Josh Smith Jane and Doug Smith Julie and Lindsay Smith Kelly Smith Lottie Smith Melinda Smith Nancy Smith Regina Smith Robert Smith Sherry Smith Lauren Smith-Nagel Diane Smock and Brad Wyche Pam and Ed Snape Sarina Snow Barbara and Richard Snyder Carl Sobocinski Lindsey Sobol Joyce and Skip Soderdahl Donna Solpa Greta and Graham Somerville John Sowell Ann Sparkman Kathy and George Spidel Jennifer and Alan Spilker Darren Springer Mary Jane Spurgeon Mary Caitlin St. Clair and Gregory Schleis Nancy and David Stafford Beverly and Robert Stahl Betty Stall Stella and Edward Stall Susan and Russell Stall Nancy Stanton Phoebe Stapleton and Steve Bell Paula Starr and Jimmy Melehes Cheves and Garrett Steck Allyson and Shane Steffen Sharon and Adrian Steinmann Judy Harrison Ellen Stephen and Ken Baerwalde Catherine and Douglas Stephens Bill Stephenson Emelia and Jim Stephenson Weezie Condon Stephenson Karli and David Stevens Ellen and Keith Stevenson Sylvia Stewart and David Esch Susan Stewart Robin and Sam Stilwell Carolyn Stirm
Diane and Carl Stocker Rebecca Stockham Dan Stoddard Andrea Stone and Chet Skwara Sharon and Frederick Stone Michael Stoner Joyce and Kenneth Stoppelbein Susan and Kim Stover Carol Stowell Debra and Tom Strange Nancy and Bert Strange Kathleen and Robert Strother Ginny Stroud and John Edwards Scott Stuart Judy and Fred Suggs Kay and Heyward Sullivan Janet and Steve Sumner Lucy and Azim Surka Riki and Bart Swalm Mary Beth and Tim Sweeney Barbara and Harlan Swift Lauri and Randall Sybel Deb Talley Peggie Tanner Marie and Meadors Tanner Linda and Sid Tate Cathy and Russell Tate Majane Foster Tatum Billy Taylor Cheryl and Steve Taylor Mittie and Robert Taylor Nancy Taylor Prudence Taylor Sydney and Ed Taylor Sandy and Jim Terry Jennifer and Ty Tessitore Nick Theodore Betty Thom Nancy Thomas and Charlie Wofford Sara and Arch Thomason Dr. and Mrs. J. R. Thompson Carolyn Thompson Lisa and Jeff Tice Diane and Peter Tilkemeier Lucy and Tom Tiller Brittany Timmons Sherri and Chuck Timmons Carole Tinsley Ann Tippie Nancy and Mac Tippins
Mary Coleman Todd Peggy Tollison Kathy Tomashitis John Tomlin Mary Ann and Bill Tonachio Jean and Robert Tonkin George Topka Marilyn and A.J. Tothacer Susan and Robert Tousignant Fay Towell Martha and David Toy Dawn Traina Margaret and Tracy Trapka Megan and Lee Trask Maxine and John Trexler Kelli and John Tripoli Ben Truslow Marianne and John Tully Michelle and Naween Tulsian Laura and Jackson Turner MG and George Tyda Sondra Umsted Liz and Fabian Unterzaucher Patty and Dennis Urell Jo and Harry Ussery Jill and Louis Vales Jeanette and JJ Van Ginhoven Sue and Frans Van Zeeland Valda and Donald Vandersloot Helen and Scott Vanvick Betsy and Roger Varin Roxanne and Mike Vatalaro Dee Vaughan Thea and Ruud Veltman Judy and Bing Vick Victoria Voisin Andreas Voss Lisa and James Wakeley Fran and Keith Walker Lea and Ralph Walker Leigh and Lewis Walker Nancy and Benny Walker Shanna and Kevin Walker Kelly Wallace Libby Wallace Lynda and Mike Wallace Nicky Wallace Patty Waller Bonnie and Bogue Wallin Nona Walser
Linda and Ed Walsh Lynne and Jack Walter Brandy Walters Pam and Charles Walters Michelle and Mack Ward Jackie and John Warner Jill and Keith Warner Ann and Howard Warren Liz and Wick Warrick Jim Warrington Bette Waters Jane and George Watkins Emmie Watson Gay and J.B. Watts Patricia Webb Denny Webster Nancy and Raymond Wedlake Pat and Jerry Wehr Ellen and Alan Weinberg Janet Welch Sandra and Chuck Welch Eleanor and Irv Welling Logan Wells and Josh Smith Fran Wertheim Jan Wesley and Renato Vicario Cheryl and Charlie West Gretchen and Ted West Cathy and Andy Westbrook Valerie and Paul Wetzel Alison and George Wheeler Erin and Dan Wheeler Beth and Steven Whigham Norman Whisnant Kristina White Sallie and Danny White Alex and Phil Whitley Charlie Whitmire Jim Whitson Bev Whitten Nancy and Jeff Whitworth Paul Wickensimer Susan and Jeff Wienke Barbara and Bill Wilder Phillip Wilder David Wilder Jean Wilder Reba Wilkins Chelsea Williams Mr. and Mrs. Bruce T. Williams Danny Williams Janet and Roy Williams
Kay and Ray Williams Penn and Brent Williams Amanda and Rush Wilson Judy and Greg Wilson Rise and Adam Wilson Sharon and Steve Wilson Patti and John Wilusz Jolene and Wiley Wimberly Lauren Winkelman and Shane Smith Claire Winkler Hope and Ed Winkler Jeannette and Marshall Winn Deb and Scott Winzeler Theresa and Chip Wiper Jimmy Withington Janet Wittorff Lu and Steve Wixon Toni and Jeff Wolf Arthur Wood Nicole Wood Patsy Wood Dr. and Mrs. Robert M. Wood Kelly and Christopher Woodard Anne Woods James Woodside Suzanne Woolf Marianne Wunderlin Mimi Wyche Paula and Baxter Wynn Nancy Yan Donna and Joe Yanek Jeanne Yarborough Elizabeth and Jim Yarbrough Doyle Yates Mary Ellen Yeargin Michelle and John York Sharon and Jerry Youkey David Young Nancy and Jonathan Young Janet Yusi Erica and Jeff Zaglin Berry and Richard Zander Megan and Nick Zappitelli Sue and John Zedek Susan and Ed Zeigler Betty and Mike Zeller Barbara and Joseph Zinkovich Pat Zungoli and Bob Bellinger
MAC IN 2022 2022 will be another challenging year for MAC due to the continuation of the pandemic. However, the organization’s leadership will continue to ensure MAC’s success despite the challenges of the pandemic. The Executive Committee and the full board are committed to sustaining MAC’s constituents of individual artists, arts organizations and arts education programs with funding and other vital services. We are so fortunate to live in such a community as Greenville, as its citizens have truly shown their commitment to the arts through their amazingly generous support of the arts during COVID-19 in both 2020 and 2021. “Wonders of Wool,” MAC’s first exhibit of 2022 featured the works of local fiber artists, Cecilia Ho and Sarah Mandell.
2022 BOARD LEADERSHIP
KELLY ODOM Chairman
MARK COLBY Vice Chairman
ANNE WOODS Secretary
NEW BOARD MEMBERS, 2022 – 2024
SANDY WATKINS Treasurer
MICHAEL COOPER Past Chairman
MAC MEMBERSHIP DONOR MEMBERSHIP For a donation of $50 or more to MAC, you will receive an ArtCard valid for buy-one-get-one-free tickets for one time at each of the venues below. The ArtCard is valid for one full year and in just two uses it pays for itself! With a donation of $75 or more per person you will also receive an ArtCard and you will be eligible for our young professionals group (20’s - 40s), greenvilleARTS.com/MAConnect. With a donation of $100 or more you will receive an ArtCard along with invitations to all MAC Gallery + Centre Stage exhibit openings.
CENTRE STAGE | GREENVILLE CHORALE | GREENVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA | GREENVILLE THEATRE PEACE CENTER | SOUTH CAROLINA CHILDREN’S THEATRE | THE WAREHOUSE THEATRE
ARTIST MEMBERSHIP Artist and Arts Organization membership is 100% free! Artist members have the opportunity to apply for our special programs and events such as Flat Out Under Pressure, Open Studios, The Downtown Alive Arts Tent, First Fridays, SmartARTS and more. Artist and arts organization members may also elect to have a page on our online arts directory, receive ARTSNews eblasts and send out events through our ARTSNews eblasts. greenvilleARTS.com/become-a-member
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