By Harold Bearden
Thursday, October 9, 2014 | 6:10 AM
The Winston County Arts Council presented a fund raiser for the organization in September featuring a piano performance by Dr. Robert Cowan at the Lakeshore Inn. Dr. Cowan is a graduate of both the Juilliard School of Music and the Music Academy of the West. He has made recordings with the Royal Philharmonic and the Moscow Philharmonic and has performed in 37 states and 3 continents. Preceding Dr. Cowan, the full house audience enjoyed a performance by 8 year old Grant Banks, a student at Arley Elementary.
The Winston County Arts Council is a non-profit organization formed exclusively for charitable and educational purposes. It's goals are to bring formal art education to all students of Winston County, to make multidisciplinary fine arts more accessible to all citizens of the area, and to keep the folk arts of this rural hill country alive through education, presentations, and exhibitions.
The next big event will be the 4th Annual Empty Bowls Dinner on Thursday, October 16 at the Double Springs Municipal Building. For a $10 ticket, guests will be invited to a simple meal of soup and bread prepared by local chefs. In exchange for their ticket, the guests keep their bowl which is hand-crafted by local potters. The bowl is a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. The money from the event will be donated to Main Street Ministries, a local organization working to end hunger and food insecurity in Winston County.
For more information visit http://www.winstoncountyarts.org/