Private sector funding of $17,500 in scholarships will be awarded to Tampa Bay area students
April 23, 2019 – (Tampa, FL) Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture & the Arts proudly announces the winners of the 2019 Charlie Hounchell Art Stars Scholarships:
· Angellina Fedullo, Vocal Music, Bloomingdale High School Class of 2020
· Kayla Ginty, Theatre, Howard W. Blake High School Class of 2019
· Solomon Keim, Instrumental Music, J.W. Mitchell High School Class of 2019
· Alannee May Noel, Visual Arts, Gibbs High School Class of 2019
· Graham Shelor, Dance, Howard W. Blake High School Class of 2019
· Brennan Smith, Literary Arts – Poetry Award, Sunlake High School Class of 2019 and Pasco Hernando State College dual enrollment program
· William Clifford, 30th Anniversary Scholarship, Shorecrest Preparatory Class of 2020
The recipients in each category were selected by distinguished judges, each experts in their respective fields: Lisa Unger, New York Times and internationally award winning author; Helen Hansen French, Juilliard graduate, dancer and choreographer; Eugenie Bondurant, film and television actor, singer and performer; Paul Wilborn, musician, composer and Executive Director of The Palladium; Joanna Robotham, Curator for Modern and Contemporary Art, Tampa Museum of Art; and Dawne Wisner Eubanks, vocal music coach and educator. Dawne is the founding judge for the scholarships program in the vocal music category.
The Art Stars Scholarships Program was begun 11 years ago by TBBCA past President, the late Charlie Hounchell,” said Stephen Gay, TBBCA board President and scholarships program chair. He added “TBBCA is proud to continue Charlie’s legacy and support for arts education. This year’s deserving recipients are some of the most talented young artists and performers in the nation.”
The winners will be awarded scholarships of $2500 each for their higher education in the arts. “TBBCA is grateful to our business and individual pARTners who have generously provided support for these scholarships,” remarked Susana Weymouth, Executive Director of TBBCA. “This private sector funding allows our non-profit to continue to help students, the majority from public schools, defray tuition expenses at prestigious colleges, universities and conservatories across the nation.”
The Tampa Bay student winners will be celebrated at the annual TBBCA Charlie Hounchell Scholarships awards ceremony and talent showcase that will take place this year on Wednesday, May 15th at 6 p.m. at The Vault in downtown Tampa. The Vault is a premium catering and events venue in downtown Tampa. The business community and public are invited to the event and complimentary reception that are generously sponsored by Mrs. Carolyn Wilson and The Wilson Co. RSVP is requested to email@example.com
Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture & the Arts – Tampa Bay BCA – is a 501(c) (3) founded in 1989, one of the national Business Committees for the Arts, part of the private sector network and national pARTnership Movement of Americans for the Arts. TBBCA’s mission is to unite Tampa Bay businesses to champion arts and culture for a prosperous community, based on the conviction that ‘the arts are good for business and business is good for the arts’. TBBCA pARTnerships and programs make the community better and stronger by connecting the private sector in support of arts education, artists, and arts and cultural organizations and their programming and initiatives, throughout the greater Tampa Bay area. For more information about TBBCA or to donate to scholarships visit www.tbbca.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 813-221-2787.