By Shawn Gilley
Contributed by Oak Park Area Arts Council
The Oak Park Area Arts Council (OPAAC) is proud to announce the recipients of its 2011 Fine Arts Scholarship program. The following very talented young artists are heading off to colleges near and far in the fall. Each recipient will receive a $1,000 scholarship to assist them with their freshman year tuition and fees.
Patricia Graf / Theatre - University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Lucy Gill / Dance - Columbia University, New York, NY
Olivia Romano / Art & Design - Loyola University, Chicago, IL
Bridget Reinhard / Fine Arts - The Cooper Union, New York, NY
Emmet Wilder / Ceramics & Geology - Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Over the last fourteen years, the Oak Park Area Arts Council has awarded 105 scholarships to graduating seniors going on to major in the arts in college.
The 2011 Oak Park Area Arts Council Scholarship review panel members were:
John Mayes – Chair, George Bailey, Ross Lissuzzo, Jessica Mackinnon, Neil McFadden, Keeley McNeal, and Kathy Osler.