Pump House Center for the Arts celebrates 2019 progress, plans for 2020

CEO’s note:  The following information was supplied by Marcia Rodgers, president of the board of directors for the Pump House Center of the Arts, as an update for the business community on the organization.

We at the Pump House have been instrumental in putting the Pump House Center for the Arts front and center in our community with new advances of positive, constructive growth in art education,  art outreach for youth, and establishing local partnerships, as well as collaborations.

In the past year, the Pump House Center for the Arts has much to celebrate:

  • Sponsoring Business After Business to 150-160 attending with Dan Minser, owner of Mr. Sub, who donated all the delicious food (while launching two new menu items)
  • Over $3,000 funding granted by Junior Civic League for community youth outreach art education via art camps for:
  • Carver Community Center (Pump House partnering month camp with Nellie Dog and month Camp at Pump House)
  • YMCA (Pump House partnering Two Week Pre-School Outreach Camp at Y and two week after school outreach youth camp at Y)
  • Bill and Linda Herrnstein and Herrnstein Auto Group funding for Pump House partnering with Salvation Army Summer Outreach Week Summer Camp
  • Central Center Merchants sponsored scholarships to mainstream outreach youth art camp with private pay for Pump House to partner with Mighty Children’s Museum.
  • Pump House Center for the Arts assisted with OU-C Kids in College at Pump House
  • Dard Hunter III June and July Exhibits at Pump House featuring his grandfather’s graphic design.
  • June Lecture Presentation by Dard Hunter III
  • July Lecture Presentation by Dard Hunter III
  • October 2-31 until November 10 Exhibit: Sophisticated Perspectives by Artists: John Victor, Patrick Sims, Richard Moore and in Mid-October, a demonstration presentation: all 3
  • November 2: Music in the Round Concert

Those of us on the Pump House Center of the Arts Board look forward to building an even stronger Board in 2020 and to move forward building on our successes in the coming year.

Marcia Rodgers, president, Pump House Center for the Arts Board of Directors