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2015 Averitt Center Annual Meeting Presentation

  1. Averitt Center Annual Meeting 2014-2015 Created By: Kristyn Fielding, Public Relations Intern Keeping it Classic
  2. The mission of the Averitt Center for the Arts, is to provide quality arts opportunities for our community and to serve as a centerpiece for a vibrant, historic downtown. Mission
  3. Administrative Staff  Tim Chapman | Executive Director  Robert Faller | Technical Director  Scott Foxx | Assistant Box Office/Retail Gallery Manager  Whitaker Gardner | Facility Attendant  Deborah Harvey | Marketing/Public Relations Consultant  Susan Jackson | Administrative Assistant  John David Lane | Operations Manager  Jennifer Mingas | House Management Director  Joanna Odoms | Custodian  Kety Rodriguez | Facility Attendant  Melinda Roell | Development Director  Alan Waters | Facility Attendant Artistic Staff  Jonathan Aceto | Director, Youth Strings  Jackie Gordon | Administrative Assistant/Youth Theater Instructor  Sarah Hancock | Director, Youth Chorale  Anastasia James | Art After Hours Coordinator/Administrative Assistant  Tony Phillips | Program Director  Kimberly Riner | Director, Youth Visual Arts  Jurijs Safonovs | Director, Youth Ballet  Shelia Stewart Leach | Curator  Mical Whitaker | Director, Youth Theater Staff
  4. Jenny Foss | President Daphne Jarriel Totten | Vice President Erin Dalton |Treasurer Laura Wheaton | Secretary Francys Johnson | Past President Todd Deal Hayley Greene Dawn Mallard Burney Marsh Jack Orman Corliss Reese Trish Tootle Ex Officio Members Eileen Bayens Averitt STARS Committee Chair Connie Averitt Board Emeritus Heidi Jeffers Statesboro Convention & Visitors Bureau Director Shari Morris Statesboro Regional Art Association Allen Muldrew Statesboro Downtown Development Authority Director Robert Cheshire Statesboro City Manager Cindy West Statesboro Finance Director Phyllis Thompson Statesboro/Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce Director Board of Directors
  5. Yesterday & Today (Beatles Tribute Performance) Sponsored by: Wells Fargo Advisors, Dabbs, Hickman, Hill&Cannon, LLP, Vaden Nissan of Statesboro Neos Dance Theater: Count…The Legend of Dracula Sponsored by: Stafford Law Group, LLC Ney Rosauro & GSU Percussion Ensemble Sponsored by: East Georgia Regional Hospital, Braswells Foods The Second City Comedy Club Sponsored By: Georgia Power, Funded in part by the Fox Theatre Institute To Kill a Mockingbird Sponsored By: The Johnson Firm P.C. Coppélia Ballet Sponsored By: BBWH Insurors, Maxwell-Reddick and Associates Professional Performance Series 6 Productions 9 Performances
  6.  Sordid Lives  Miracle on 34th Street Sponsored By: Optim Orthopedics, Queensborough National Bank & Trust, Thigpen, Lanier, Westerfield & Deal  The Importance of Being Earnest Sponsored By: Ogeechee Technical College, Statesboro Ear, Nose, Throat and Sinus  Little Shop of Horrors Sponsored By: Wise Choice Realty Averitt STARS Community Theater 4 Productions 14 Performances
  7.  Oliver! The Musical, Statesboro Youth Theater  Hansel & Gretel, Statesboro Youth Theater  Christmas Around the World, Statesboro Youth Ballet, Chorale, and Theater  Statesboro Youth Ballet Winter Showcase  Lift Every Voice and Sing: An International Celebration of Song, Statesboro Youth Chorale  Forgiven: A Fairy Tale, Statesboro Youth Theater  Statesboro Youth Ballet Spring Showcase  Statesboro Youth Strings Winter Recital  Statesboro Youth Chorale Spring Showcase  Statesboro Youth Strings Spring Recital Statesboro Youth Performances 10 Productions 17 Performances
  8.  Elvis: Down at the End of Lonely Street Sponsored by: Dr. Troy Lawhorn, Dr. Joseph Hathaway, Hendley Properties, Lee, Hill & Johnston Insurors, Lavender & Associates, Mal-Ad Promotions, Thigpen, Lanier, Westerfield & Deal, East Georgia Pain Management  Averitt Faculty Showcase  The Write Place Festival Sponsored By: Georgia Humanities Council, Art Works, South Arts  Family Night Out! Treasure Island  2014 Emma Awards Sponsored By: Farmers & Merchants Bank, Mal-Ad Promotions, Vaden Nissan of Statesboro  Rocky Horror Picture Show Sponsored by: Party Impressions  Ghost Tours by Lantern Light Sponsored by: Statesboro Convention & Visitors Bureau Special Events 7 Productions 9 Performances
  9.  Turned, Segmented and Embellished: The Fine Art of Woodturning in Southeast Georgia Sponsored By: Downtown Statesboro Development Authority, Statesboro Properties  Nature Realized: Lawrence Smith’s Paintings and Stephanie Tames’ Pine Straw Baskets Sponsored By: Coastal Organics, Richard and Penny Marz  Annual Statesboro Regional Arts Association Juried Exhibition Sponsored By: Steve and Debra Chester, Tim Chapman, Scott Foxx  Jonathan Green: Images of Home Sponsored By: After Hour Glass Company  George Snyder: Lyrical Geometry Sponsored By: Dalton Consulting & Financial, Funded in part by the NEA  Color Squared Sponsored By: Tom Deal and Todd, Karen, Abbie, and Anna Deal, TDLearning, Inc. in Memory of Patricia Deal Main Gallery Exhibition Series Curatorial interns from GSU’s BFSOA donated 236 hours assisting with 32 exhibitions the Averitt Center hosted this year.
  10. African Heritage Series Sponsored by The Johnson Firm  Jonathan Green: Images of Home  To Kill a Mockingbird
  11. Arts Education Averitt Center for the Arts youth programs serve over 500 youth per week in Art After Hours, Ballet, Chorale, Theater, Strings, and Visual Arts.
  12. Art After Hours Highlights After School Program  Directed by Anastasia James, assisted by Peyton Gardner and William Sack  70% of AAH students participate in other ACA youth programs  Weekly guest instructors  Students have learned Spanish, different types of dance and movement, all types of visual art mediums, science, and theatre  Participation in community events and activities: First Friday, GSU Homecoming, Paint the Town Blue, Scare on the Square, AC Gallery openings, and community projects  Number of Participants: 40 students per day
  13. Youth Theater Highlights  Directed by Mical Whitaker  Faculty: Jackie Gordon  SYT students participated in:  The Bulloch Historical Tombstone Tour,  The Averitt STARS Ghost Tour, and  The Second City Improv Workshop in addition to their regular season performances  Number of Participants: 82 students throughout the year (an increase from 23 students in the 2013-2014 year)
  14.  Director: Jurijs Safonovs  Faculty: Ryan Marsh, Kaye Miller, Mathyn Miller, Jennifer Safonovs, and Jana Shivers  Safonovs was nominated for “20 under 40” by the Statesboro Herald  In addition to regular season performances this year, including the original ballet Coppélia, the SYB also performed at Statesboro Downtown Celebration, Arts Fest GSU, and First Friday Downtown event  Students took classes with international instructors from Taiwan  36 classes offered per week  Number of Participants: 80 Students throughout year Youth Ballet Highlights
  15. Youth Strings Highlights  Directed by Jonathan Aceto  Faculty: Abby Thompson, violin instructor  Dr. Aceto performed a benefit concert in December that raised $600 for the strings program  The String Ensemble performed at the Farmer’s Market, Willow Pond, and Southern Manor retirement homes  The Chamber Orchestra performed on First Friday  Weekly Private Lessons: 17  The Strings Program joined the Averitt Center this academic year, though the program has existed since 1985  Number of Participants: 23 students throughout the year
  16. Youth Chorale Highlights  Director: Sarah Hancock  Faculty: Michael Braz, Lucy Green, and Gigi Naeve  Georgia Southern Student Assistants: Nicholas Flott, Mallory Tafoya, and Kirstin Willard  Bel Canto performed Singing Valentines  Vox Novum performed with the Georgia Southern Symphony  Lift Every Voice and Sing: An International Celebrations of Song  Performed in Hilton Head  Choir “Elves” Christmas Caroled at First Friday  Satellite Program: Claxton Youth Singers  SYC took 4 kids to the Georgia Music Educators Association Statewide 6th Grade Honor Choir in Tifton, GA  Choirs: Seraphim, Bel Canto, Vox Novum, Statesboro Young Men’s Choir  Number of Participants: 90 students throughout the year
  17. Youth Visual Arts Highlights  Directed by Kimberly Riner  Faculty: Scott Foxx, Claudia Furlow, Brantley Burns, Rachel Perrie, and Cierra Willingham  Raised over $1,000 in I Scream for Pottery fundraiser  Joined with GSU students for All Fired Up  Holiday Sales: $4,700 | Spring Sales: $2,900  Received 17 Blue Ribbons on artwork at the Kiwanis Fair  Number of Participants: 206 artists throughout the year
  18. School Matinees  The Ol’ Scarecrow Statesboro Medicine Show funded by a grant from the Bulloch County Historical Society  To Kill a Mockingbird sponsored by The Johnson Firm P.C.  Coppélia  Treasure Island  Total Number Served: 1,469  Total Productions: 4  Total Performances: 5 Youth Gallery  Artwork produced by area school children is displayed in a series of monthly exhibits by each school  Total Number Served: 3,248 Arts and Education Additional Arts Education Opportunities Piano Lessons Ballroom Lessons Drawing Lessons School Break Camps Violin Lessons Guitar Lessons
  19. Visual Arts Awards Roxie Remely Award Recipient: Wanda Woodcock Holiday Card Winner: Terrence Jackson SRAA Best of Show: Karen Youngblood
  20.  To Kill a Mockingbird, Swainsboro | 192  Christmas Around the World, Glenville | 446  Driving Miss Daisy, East Georgia College, Swainsboro | 200  Statesboro Youth Chorale-Claxton Youth Singers | 14  Ballroom in the Boro, Fieldtrip to Moon Rivers in Savannah | 10  Wicked Theater Performance, Field Trip to the Fox | 30  Claxton Summer Middle School Art Camp | 6  George Tames: Presidential Pathways, Taccoa, Brunswick, Fitzgerald | 1,235  George Tames: Golden Isles Center for the Arts, Brunswick |1,450  George Tames: Grand Theater, City of Fitzgerald | 980  George Snyder: class visitation at Georgia Southern University for MFA Students | 12  George Snyder: Artist in Residency at Portal Middle School | 57  George Snyder: Courthouse Lawn Installation Regionalization Participation Number: 4,632
  21.  City of Statesboro  Bulloch County Schools  Statesboro Herald  Statesboro Farmer’s Market  Georgia Southern University  Fox Theatre Institute  Statesboro Convention & Visitors Bureau  National Endowment for the Arts  Statesboro-Bulloch County Historical Society  Statesboro-Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce  Main Street Statesboro- Downtown Statesboro Development Authority Partnerships
  22.  2014 GSU East Meets West Concert  2014 GA Court of Appeals  First Friday Downtown  2014 Paint the Town Blue  2014 Scare on the Square  2014 Downtown Holiday Celebration  Statesboro Main Street Farmer’s Market  2014 GSU Family Weekend  2014 Community Thanksgiving Service  2014 Veterans Day Program  2015 Georgia Southern Arts Fest  2015 Statesboro Film Festival  2015 Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries State Conference  2015 Memorial Day Program  Total Community Development Programs: 25 Community Development
  23. 2014-2015 Volunteer of the Year: Karen McCurdy We would like to thank Karen for her volunteer work for the Averitt Center, and the Youth Chorale and Youth Ballet programs. Volunteers Our wonderful behind-the-scenes volunteers offer instrumental assistance for our members. We could not accomplish our goals without volunteer support. Total Volunteer Hours: 2,429
  24. The Statesboro Service League and Willingway Hospital donate funds so each public school can award a scholarship to a student who has excelled in the arts during the academic year. Fine arts faculty members from each school select their top performing students to be the scholarship recipient. Scholarship Recipients Statesboro Service League Youth Scholarship Recipients: Veronica Pacheco, Brooklet Elementary School Helen Piltner, Julia P. Bryant Elementary School Terrika Gibson, Langston Chapel Elementary School Sean Gilleland, Langston Chapel Middle School Jenna Goodson, Mattie Lively Elementary School River Beasley, Mill Creek Elementary School Shaylee Renz, Nevlis Elementary School Allison Nicole Aldrich, Portal Elementary School Christopher Cross, Portal High School Lena Dixon, Portal Middle School Makaila Thomas, Sallie Zetterower Elementary School Micaela Wert, Southeast Bulloch High School Mallory Thompson, Southeast Middle School Brooke Jarrett, Statesboro High School Ashleigh LaSalle, Stilson Elementary School Morgan Bruner, William James Middle School Willingway Hospital Youth Scholarship Recipients: Michael E. King, Brooklet Elementary School Cecilia Smith, Julia P. Bryant Elementary School Tyrell Hughes, Langston Chapel Elementary School Bryan Perez, Langston Chapel Middle School Kamia Bell, Mattie Lively Elementary School Joshua Johnson, Mill Creek Elementary School JR Raub, Nevlis Elementary School Emma Allene Yates, Portal Elementary School Patrick Easley, Portal High School Brianna Aldrich, Portal Middle School Bella Morris, Sallie Zetterower Elementary School Kelsey Masterson, Southeast Bulloch High School Megan Wheeles, Southeast Bulloch Middle School Jahleer Stephenson, Statesboro High School Eliza Wiley, Stilson Elementary School Lars Olsson, William James Middle School
  25. 0 10,000 20,000 30,000 40,000 50,000 60,000 70,000 80,000 90,000 100,000 Participation History Participation Numbers Total Participation for 2014-2015: 86,783 22.5% Growth in Fiscal Year 2014-2015
  26. Fundraisers*, 1% Grants*, 2% Hotel/Motel Sales Tax, 24% Membership*, 4% Rentals, 3% Special Events, 1% City of Statesboro, 14% Community Theater, 3% Ad Sales and Sponsorships, 7% Other, 1% Program Fees, 36% Ticket Sales, 4% Revenue Expenses Revenues/Expenses *$11,632 raised in fundraisers with the Emma Awards being the largest with $7,800 *ACA received the National Endowment of the Arts Grant, the Fox Theatre Institute Block Booking Grant, South Arts Literary Arts Grant, and the Georgia Humanities Council Grant *436 Members raised $35,470 Notes of Interest
  27. 26% of ticket sales were outside of Bulloch County compared to 23% last year 127 contracted artists were paid this past fiscal year The Averitt Center employs 5 full-time staff and 4 part-time staff Economic Development Indicators
  28.  Total Performances: 49  Total Tickets Sold: 8,594  Total Ticket Sales: $98,000 Box Office Report
  29.  Total Campaign Pledges: $284,225  Total Funds Collected: $140,171  Mini Campaigns: Honor Your Child and Please Be Seated have brought in an additional $2,800  Events: Russ Lanier’s “Elvis” Performance and Roxie Remley’s Birthday Party have brought in $22,800  To Date: $307,047 raised | $162,793 paid Creative Growth Capital Campaign Phase Two: -Roxie Remley Center for Fine Arts -$75,000 in plumbing, electrical, equipment, and signage expense -$25,000 in donations restricted for this project Phase One: -the Center for Performing Arts -41 West Main -opened in March of this year -garnered an additional $76,000 in donated services and items Phase Three: -The Thurman Lanier Building for Arts Education -in research and planning stages
  30. Thank you for 11 great years at the Averitt Center for the Arts.