The Highland Arts Council thanks the community of Highland for their overwhelming support of the Treehouse Gallery concept. The Art Affair attendees and additional donors helped us to match the $10,000 grant from National Endowment for the Arts. The Art Affair showcased the performing arts with performances by Highland Community Chorus dancers from I-Move, Ninth & Washington singers, Willie Edwards, flutist, Keith Jozsef, magician, and students from Triad drama class. The silent auction offered 63 items donated by over 50 artists and businesses. Hors de’oeuvres from Urban Farmhouse were delicious and complimentary wine finished the menu.
Dan Hurford, owner of Hurford Architects Inc., is the architect who created the preliminary concept for the gallery which can be seen at www.HighlandArtsCouncil .org. The current concept for the Treehouse Gallery is an open 40-by-40-foot floorplan for exhibits, workshops, rehearsals, receptions, meetings, showers, recitals, or literary events. Part of the plan is to design a tree sculpture attached to the outside of the Treehouse Gallery. Donations of $250 and $500 will be acknowledged by a leaf on the tree engraved with the donor’s name for permanent display. With an estimate of $1.2 million to build the Treehouse Gallery, there will be a continuing opportunity to donate for its completion.
HAC’s mission is to promote creativity in the arts and in business for the residents of Highland and surrounding communities. Thanks, again, for the support of this community project. Keep creating!
Lynnette Schuepbach, author & illustrator, Highland