Ennis Arts Festival canceled; scholarships awarded
At a meeting of the Ennis Arts Association on June 8, 2020, the members in attendance at Lion’s Club Park reluctantly voted to cancel the 25th annual Madison Valley Arts Festival, scheduled for August 1, 2020 in Peter T. Park. It is rescheduled for Saturday, July 31, 2021. The 48 artists who have been juried in received a letter explaining they are automatically entered in the 2021 Festival without need for further jury process, as long as their entrance fee is received by the 2021 deadline.
In other news, the EAA rejoices in the privilege of awarding art scholarships to two local recipients:
Logan Crowley of Ennis received the $1500. EAA General scholarship as an Ennis High alumni who is continuing her education at MSU in the area of Graphic Arts. She received an EAA scholarship as a graduating senior last year as well, and has completed year one with excellent grades and references.
Avery George, graduate of Twin Bridges High School, was selected as the recipient of the $1000. Kim Tolotti Memorial Scholarship. Avery will attend Flathead Valley Community College with a major in culinary arts. Her interest in and experience with digital photography was a factor in her selection. Kim Tolotti, a formerly active member of the Ennis Arts Association who died last year after a brave battle with cancer, was an avid photographer. Her memorial scholarship was made possible by donations from Kim’s family and friends. Congratulations, Logan and Avery!