Special to the Times Vedette

The Guthrie County Art Council met on April 9 with eight members present.

The council agreed to increase the four Jen Hewitt scholarships to $350 each.

Tammy Booth reported that she, Phyllis Wakefield, and Peggy Fett went to see Ali Priestley Coppola about making candles for the art store.  They decided on two scents and ordered 24 candles. The store will also sell cards made by Carter Coppola.

Cory Martinson provided an update on the Chad Elliott mural. The tentative location is east of the fire hall, but the city council will need to approve the location.

Phyllis reported that plans are being made for celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Freedom Rock.

The store received a Community Foundation Grant for $5,000, which will be used to buy a new computer and make improvements in the store.

Ruth Owen and Bev Mills completed the 2023 audit, and the store’s liquor license has been renewed.

Cathy Ballard provided a report on art classes. She plans to schedule two adult classes each month.  Children’s classes will be on Saturdays during the school year and on Wednesday afternoons from 2-4 p.m. in the summer.

The next meeting will be May 14 at 5 p.m.