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South Cobb Arts Alliance Launches Arts Publication Artistic Connections!
SCAA debuts new quarterly publication which celebrates the arts in Cobb County and chronicles the expansion of their nonprofit's presence in the community.
SCAA President San Miller stated regarding the launch of the new publication, "We hope you will visit the online flip publication on the SCAA website or link to PDF version to read about the SCAA and how the organization works toward the enrichment of our neighborhoods. This new innovative publication both supports our initiative and reminds all of us how art can build and strengthen the community. The SCAA's vision is to empower and showcase the arts by reconnecting, enhancing, and growing engagement, while not forgetting to go back to the basics that are reflected in our mantra to 'listen, create, and inspire.' This is achieved by engaging one person, one event at a time."
Authored by the SCAA's new Director of Marketing and Public Relations, Kiki Plesha, "Artistic Connections"
"My job has had me moving around the country a good bit, and in each community where I've resided, I've always donated time to the arts. I did my research on my new neighborhood and quickly realized that, far and above, the South Cobb Arts Alliance would be my new 'home' for my volunteer efforts," states Plesha. "The enrichment the SCAA has brought to Cobb County over its almost 50-year span is impressive, to say the least. I am thrilled to be a cog in the wheel that positions this nonprofit for success and am honored to be working with such an accomplished Board of Directors."
Part of the SCAA's plans include expounding on the group's programming to include more music, theatrical, and dance events, while continuing the quality art exhibits and workshops the SCAA already produces -- including the highly successful National Juried Exhibition – which just completed its 31st show at the Mable House Arts Center. The exhibit was recently featured in the Marietta Daily Journal in the number one slot of the list of "Top 5 Things to Do in Cobb County." The Mable House has long been the beneficiary for decades of the SCAA's programs and various donations by the organization to support the complex.
The SCAA will be presenting their final event of 2018 at the Mable House Arts Center, Christmas House, which has been a popular and well-attended community holiday event that features handmade items by area artisans. The SCAA also just wrapped its final Candlelite Concert of the summer series at the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre. The SCAA will be looking to new communities to present future concerts and other arts-related events for the enjoyment of Cobb County Citizens.
With the election of the new Board of Directors for the 2018-20 term, which is comprised of business professionals with a wide variety of backgrounds in the arts and the corporate sectors, the focus is on acquiring sponsorships, identifying grant opportunities, increasing the SCAA membership, expanding the SCAA's programming, and growing the group's presence in more Cobb County neighborhoods.
The SCAA was the recipient of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in 2017 and will be concentrating on identifying additional grant opportunities. The organization is currently coordinating their calendar for 2019, which includes the continuation of art exhibits in more spaces, and tentative plans for an arts festival that features area artists, food, and live performances. Another proposed event is an SCAA fundraising gala. The final 2019 schedule will be announced in the next issue of "Artist Connections,"
Since 1972, South Cobb Arts Alliance has presented the South Cobb neighborhoods with hallmark events celebrating the arts and opening doors to those in our community who might otherwise not partake in the arts. The South Cobb Arts Alliance invites the community to join their membership and become a part of their energetic and diverse group of volunteers and supporters. The mission of the South Cobb Arts Alliance, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is to build the community by encouraging appreciation and active participation in the visual arts, performing arts, and local heritage. The SCAA strives to advance to high levels the artistic standards of their members, their community, and the general public, by offering opportunities to extend experiences, to increase skills, and to share understanding, philosophy, techniques, and knowledge.
For more information on South Cobb Arts Alliance, becoming a member or a valued volunteer, visit the website at www.southcobbarts.org. For media inquiries, interviews, etc., contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 864-571-0597.
Kiki Plesha/South Cobb Arts Alliance
Director of Marketing and Public Relations