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Jeff Frost fire photo

This photo by Jeff Frost will be part of an exhibit, "Art Responds: The North Bay Fires." 

Thanks to the funding provided by the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, Arts Council Napa Valley announced eight local programs were awarded between $2,500—$5,000 each for a total of $31,000 in their most recent round of grants from their Community Fund.

Three of these projects were awarded through the special, one-time, Fire Recovery Grant provided by the Hewlett Foundation. The range of funded programs includes media arts, public art and family-friendly shows.

The ACNV Community Fund’s Summer 2018 grant cycle saw 15 applications totaling $62,689 in requested support. In the last two years, ACNV has provided over $90,000 to artists and small nonprofit organizations.

The latest recipients are:

  • American Canyon Arts Foundation (A
  • CAF): American Canyon Community Mosaic Project. Working with Nimbus Arts and the Boys & Girls Club of Napa Valley, ACAF will design, organize and produce a community art project tile mosaic on the wall of the new Boys & Girls Clubhouse in American Canyon.
  • Beclee Wilson: “The Land and Its People: Art and Poetry.” This is a returning project that will include students from the Howell Mountain Elementary and Pacific Union College Elementary School. All students will receive a camera to explore the world around them and work with teachers, persons with knowledge of history, the natural environment, and local poets.
  • E & M Presents: “Lightwire Theater—The Ugly Duckling.” E & M Presents brings three to five touring acts to Napa annually specifically geared to kids and families. Integral to their mission is the distribution of free tickets to at-risk, low-income, and disadvantaged youth and their families.
  • Jennifer Hunt: “Arts Partnership at Willow Elementary.” In collaboration with teachers and students at Willow Elementary School, Hunt has designed a year-long arts partnership exploring how music connects across disciplines.
  • Mario Piombo: “Attention Napa Media Mentorship Program.” Attention Napa gives students the opportunity to work in a real-world environment, mentored by media professionals. The students choose the topics and perform the roles of a real media production company, including producers, writers, directors, camera operators, technicians and craftsmen.
  • ACNV Community Fund Fire Grant Recipients: Rina Faletti — “Art Responds: The North Bay Fires.” An exhibition that is a one-year commemoration of the October 2017 fires, proposed from Oct. 1, 2018-Jan. 15, 2019. An invitational exhibit of eight contemporary artists will show new work directly inspired by the fires.

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City Editor

Kevin has been city editor since September 2010. He joined the Register in 1973 as a reporter. He covered Napa City Hall and assorted other beats over the years. Kevin has been writing his Napa Journal column on Sundays since 1989.