2012 News Releases
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CONTACT: Janet Peterson, Marketing and Public Relations Director
TEL: (856) 825-6800 x108
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MILLVILLE, NJ - Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center has received a grant in the amount of $10,000 from The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey. The grant supports the Glasstown Collective Education Program, a group of children’s programs that serve regional students ages 3 to18.
The programs of the Glasstown Collective were developed to address interactive arts education, basic skills needs and a lack of out-of-classroom experience in the public school system. WheatonArts holds the conviction that the arts must be an integral part of the education of all citizens and there should be special emphasis on school age children, as a part of their basic education. WheatonArts is in a unique position to address the gaps and absence of arts programming in local schools. The Glasstown Collective specifically creates opportunities for students from the Millville Child Family Center and Cumberland County Public Schools and for students currently under the supervision of New Jersey Juvenile Justice Commission.
The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey promotes health, well-being and quality of life across the state by supporting charitable organizations. The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey was founded by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield in 2004 to provide funding and support for charitable organizations; to date, the Horizon Foundation has made more than 700 grant awards, totaling more than $23 million to NJ non-profits. For more information about the Foundation visit www.horizonblue.com/foundation.
WheatonArts is a major community resource serving southern New Jersey. In addition to ongoing educational programs, exhibitions, workshops, performances and artist residencies, several multi-day cultural events and arts festivals are presented annually. WheatonArts is recognized by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts as a Major Arts Organization, “given in recognition of the organizations’ solid history of artistic excellence, substantial programming, and broad public service.” This honor also notes that the Center “stands among a group of organizations across our state that contributes vitally to the quality of life in New Jersey.”
WheatonArts is open Memorial Day, July 4 and Labor Day. Closed Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Admission: Adults $10.00, $9.00 Senior Adults and $7.00 Students. Children five and under are free. Free to shop and stroll except during outdoor special events. For more information about WheatonArts, call 856-825-6800 or 800-998-4552, or visit www.wheatonarts.org.
WheatonArts strives to make exhibits, events and programs accessible to all visitors. Provide two weeks notice for additional needs. Patrons with hearing and speech disabilities may contact WheatonArts through the New Jersey Relay Service (TRS) 800-852-7899 or by dialing 711.
For more information about WheatonArts visit www.wheatonarts.org or call 800-998-4552 or 856-825-6800.