I'm Kenney Mencher. I'm an artist who left a tenured professorship in 2016 to pursue making art full time. This blog is about art, art history, with a emphasis on human rights. I make homoerotic art featuring bears, otters & other gay wildlife.
State arts grants will support organizational operations, individuals, and project-based activities; prioritizing relief and recovery for organizations and individuals impacted by COVID-19
The California Arts Council announced the opening of its 2021 grant season, with applications now being accepted for two of its six grants, responding to the current and urgent needs of the state’s arts workforce and businesses.
The California Arts Council is a state agency with a mission of strengthening arts, culture, and creative expression as the tools to cultivate a better California for all. The Arts Council is California’s only public arts grants provider with funding that is accessible to all 58 California counties. As a state agency, the Arts Council prioritizes racial equity and has a broad geographic reach into communities of all sizes. California’s arts sector is large and diverse, and its businesses and workforce are a significant contributor to our state economy and identity.
“The arts are an essential part of the California ecosystem, and we are made all the more aware of their importance during these troubled times,” said Nashormeh Lindo, Chair of the California Arts Council. “As we open another grant season, we hope to help center our communities’ healing and resilience by carefully considering what the Council and the agency can do to best support the creative practices of artists and arts organizations in those communities, to help them survive this upheaval and uncertainty and to creatively thrive in the future.”
Learn how to apply for state arts funding! In this live webinar, staff will provide an overview of the California Arts Council's six grant opportunities for 2021, highlighting what's new and noteworthy this year. An archived video of this session will be published on our website following the webinar. The webinar will include closed captioning and Spanish interpretation. El taller incluirá subtítulos e interpretación al español. Register here.
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We are excited to announce the launch of a new way to view and purchase art this holiday season at the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts!
Beginning Friday, November 27th at 9 am, the Grand Galleries Online & Webstore will provide a selection of original works of art, artist-designed products, and promotional merchandise, all for immediate purchase! Both shipping and pick-up options will be available for most items.
The Artist Spotlight celebrates local artists from the region, beginning with Bruce Duke (1922 – 2016) who was a highly influential ceramic artist and arts educator.
The Exhibitions Program will add new items in the coming weeks, and present a selection of works from feature exhibits in 2021.
Thank you for your continued interest and support of our programming at the Grand!
Grand Theatre Center for the Arts • 715 Central Avenue in downtown Tracy, CA
This is an edited video from a live Facebook feed in which I start and oil painting over a crayon drawing. It's basically part of my several day process for making oil paintings.
See my art here, http://kenney-mencher.com/