Sussex County arts council elects officers

| 17 Jan 2014 | 02:09

    The Sussex County Arts and Heritage Council held its annual meeting on Monday, Jan. 13 at the Arts Council’s office and gallery in Newton.

    The following board members were re-elected for three-year terms: Richard Fontana, Maureen Hanifan, Glenn Lewis, Mary Jo Mathias, MelindaMcCoy-Miller, and Mary Rapuano. The new group “No Strings A Cappella” performed a sampling of their repertoire. Suzanne Ishee was nominated from the floor and unanimously elected to a position on the board. Ishee brings a lot of experience to the board being a multi-award winning producer, playwright and actress. She is a 30-year veteran of the New York stage and was instrumental in raising millions of dollars annually for Broadway Cares, the nation’s leading industry based HIV/AIDS fundraising and grant-making organization.

    The following Sussex County non-profits will receive 2014 grants from funds from the N.J. Council for the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency with the National Endowment for the Arts as administered by the Sussex County Arts and Heritage Council: Cameo Productions, Center for Prevention and Counseling, S. C. Children’s Chorus, Community Choral, DASI, Ginnie’s House, Harmony in Motion, The Highland Stage, S.C. High Point Harmonizers, Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice and Bereavement Center, KEEP, New Sussex Symphony, Newton Medical Center/Atlantic Health Care, No Strings A Cappella, Project Self-Sufficiency, SCARC, S.C. Oratorio Society, S.C. Youth Orchestra, and S.C. Teen Arts.

    For more information about the meeting and other events, call the Arts Council at 973-383-0027, visit the office, or email

    The Arts Council’s office and gallery are located at 133 Spring Street, Newton Hours of operation are Tuesday - Friday, 9am to 3pm and Saturday 11am to 3pm.