Around Katy February 2016

| February 1, 2016

Artist Ron Hartgrove dedicating his art book to Commissioner Meyers.

Artist Ron Hartgrove dedicating his art book to Commissioner Meyers.

GENEROSITY, SUPPORT, AND HOLIDAY SPIRIT ALIVE AT THE KATY CONTEMPORARY ARTS MUSEUM

Fort Bend County Commissioner Andy Meyers joined in the fun at the opening of Dante’s Divine Comedy Part III: Paradiso by Ron Hartgrove. The holiday sounds of the the Morton Ranch High School Jazz’d choir filled the museum, delighting visitors. The main star of the evening, artist Hartgrove, dedicated books to area fans and art advocates. Director Ana Villaronga-Roman welcomed visitors from all corners of the county including Fort Bend Museum director Claire Rogers.

Meyers presented Villaron­ga-Roman with two checks totaling $5,000 and thanked her for her hard work toward bringing art and culture to the mainstream population of the surrounding county. Meyers credited the fact that KCAM is the third most popular attraction in the Katy area, after two years. In addition, Meyers mentioned that all area talent should be showcased and that having the KCAM in the community improves the quality of life for Fort Bend County residents and beyond.

KCAM expressed gratitude for Meyers as a great supporter of the arts. He has been involved with the museum since the grand opening of KCAM and then made a donation in 2014. His greatest show of support is his founding of the annual Fort Bend Literary Fine Arts Festival & Parade (fortbendlfafp.com), now celebrating its third year. The best of show winners of this competition are annually exhibited at the KCAM in partnership with Fort Bend County, Pct. 3.

Villaronga-Roman stated that the newly received funds would be used for the inaugural year of the new KCAM statewide art competition Texas Big 10 for Art debuting later in 2016. Earlier this year the City of Katy approved a grant to help get this new competition off the ground. The deadline for entries into the competition has now been extended to Feb. 29. For more information, visit big10forart.com.

Around Katy February 2016


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