April 30, 1985
AAC Board of Directors:
Virginia Carr, President
Becky Mitchell, Vice-President
Earlynn Lawrence, Secretary
Sheila Schmeits, Treasurer
Connie Ackerman Beth Bourn
Barbara Kendle Sarah Glesinger
Shannon Kinsella Angie Flesner
Deb Moore Dalsey Lambley
The Alliance Arts Council will provide quality
and opportunities for all citizens of Box Butte County.
The people of Box Butte County will enjoy a variety of
quality artistic and cultural events and opportunities
which attract all segments of the community.
The schools in Box Butte County will
welcome arts and cultural events and opportunities as a
regular part of their students’ education.
The arts will be well-supported by
local entities. Funding will be readily available
because of the recognized stewardship of the Alliance
The first Alliance Arts Council performing arts season
was in 1985-1986. The initial AAC Board of
Directors was comprised of Evelyn Bauer, Darrell Berg,
Marcy Giles, Oralene Hofmann, Greg Kosmicki, Cindy
Randall, and Albert Reddish.
The first events hosted by the
Alliance Arts Council were a concert by The Ravnan Two
and an artist-in-residence by the Gulizia
Brothers. 1986 marked the first year that season
tickets were sold; there were 63 members/season ticket
Adult price was $25 and student/senior was $20.
Through various matching grant
opportunities, the AAC has been able to assist the
Alliance Public Schools with the acquisition of stage
curtains, tables, chairs, and risers; and also, the
Carnegie Arts Center with their initial building
Cindy Randall was named the AAC
Executive Director in 1991.
The AAC established the endowment in
2001 and continues
to add to this fund to preserve our future.
The AAC currently averages 150-190
season tickets/members each year.
Some of our past events
Audun Ravnan, Tulsa Ballet – “The
Nutcracker”, Missoula Children’s Theatre, Omaha
Symphony Chamber Orchestra, Box Butte County
Centennial Play, Scarlet & Cream Singers, Nebraska
Theatre Caravan, Ballet Omaha, White Eagle, Gulizia
Brothers, Moscow Boys Choir, Scott Duncan, Mariachi
America, Yesterday – “A Tribute to the Beatles”, The
Original Dickens Carolers, Lazer Vaudeville, Todd
Almond, Termesphere Exhibit, Common Ground Dancers,
The Unexpected Harp, “Red Skelton” – A Tribute by Tom
Mullica, James Wedgewood, “Buffalo Bill” – William F.
Boycott, Robert Peltz exhibit, Queen City Jazz Band,
The Diamonds, and Woods Tea Co.
The Nebraska Arts Council,
a state agency, has supported these program(s)
through its matching grants program funded by
the Nebraska Legislature, the National Endowment
for the Arts and theNebraska Cultural Endowment.
for information on how the Nebraska Arts Council
can assist your organization, or how you can
support the Nebraska Cultural Endowment at www.nebraskaculturalendowment.org
Mid-America Arts Alliance
is generously funded by: Marian & Andy
Anderson; Keith & Connie Ashcraft; Sally
& Rob Baird; BancFirst; Billie & Howard
Barnett; Ross & Marianna Beach Family
Foundation; The Brown Foundation, Inc., of
Houston; Capital Federal Foundation; The CH
Foundation; Chesapeake Energy Corporation;
Cooper Foundation; Louetta M. Cowden Foundation;
Carolyn Dillon; David & Dee Dillon; DST
Systems, Inc.; Karen & J. Robert Duncan; Mr.
& Mrs. C. Kendric Fergeson; Mr. & Mrs.
Terrence Ferguson; J. Scott Francis;
Francis Family Foundation; June Freeman; Hall
Family Foundation; Ann Garvey; Jean &
Willard Garvey Fund; William Randolph Hearst
Foundation; Joan Horan; Inasmuch Foundation;
Murial McBrien Kauffman Foundation; Nancy Lee
& Jonathan Kemper; William T. Kemper
Foundation, Commerce Bank, Trustee; Richard P.
Kimmel & Laurine Kimmel Charitable
Foundation; Kirkpatrick Family Fund; Mr. &
Mrs. Kenneth Kranzberg; Carl McCaffree; The J.
E. and L. E. Mabee Foundation, Inc.; Joan
Markow; The Meadows Foundation; Nancy &
Peter Meinig; Earl & Marilyn Mitchell; Don
& Barbara Munro; Sue Renken; Wallace &
Martha Richardson; Carol & Scott Richie;
Judith & Frank Sabatini Frances Shackelford;
Fred Simon; Sprint Nextel Corporation; Richard
J. Stern Foundation for the Arts, Commerce Bank,
Trustee; Sunderland Foundation; Art & Carol
Thompson; James & Elizabeth Tolbert; Janice
Lee & Danny Trayer; TricorBraun; K. T.
Wiedemann Foundation; and the following public
agencies: Institute of Museum and Library
Services; National Endowment for the Arts;
National Endowment for the Humanities; Arkansas
Arts Council; Kansas Arts Commission; Missouri
Arts Council; Nebraska Arts Council; Oklahoma
Arts Council; Texas Commission on the Arts; The
Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City; and
the Kansas City, Missouri Tourist
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