The winner of the 2019 AGAR quilt raffle is Bev Jones of Madison Heights. AGAR thanks Catherine Mummau for her contribution of this beautiful Trade Winds Pattern work.
The winner of the Inaugural Mary Lynn Brown Performing Arts Award Scholarship to a senior graduating from Amherst County High School (ACHS) who plans to study performing arts is Za'Marae Morgan. Mr. Morgan will attend the University of Lynchburg. The scholarship was presented on May 16, 2019, by AGAR Board Member Linda Zabloski and Mary Lynn Brown’s grandson, Miller Brown, who graduated last year from ACHS and attends Virginia Commonwealth University. Mary Lynn Brown was a beloved Board member of AGAR and a fan of performing arts (both those produced by AGAR and those presented by ACHS) who passed away this year.
Lynch’s Ferry Magazine has published a major article in their Spring/Summer 2019 issue about magician Benjamin Rucker, known nationally and internationally as “Black Herman” and his family, the Ruckers of Amherst County, Virginia. The Rucker family has owned and operated restaurants and boarding houses in the Town of Amherst since at least 1910. The article was assembled by AGAR's Lynn Kable, Memories and and photos were provided by members of the Rucker/Brown Family: Carl “Buddy” Brown, Charles “Skippy” Brown, Kelvin Brown and Tyrone Brown. Archival research was performed by: Lynn Rainville, PhD, Sandra Esposito, Melodie Fletcher, and Lynn Hanson. Video assistance was provided by Edward Kable, with additional program assistance from the Board of Directors and Advisors of Amherst Glebe Arts Response, Inc. (AGAR) and the Program Committee and Board of Directors of the Amherst County Museum and Historical Society. Copies of Lynch’s Ferry, a Journal of Local History can be obtained from Blackwell Press, 311 Rivermont Avenue, Lynchburg, VA 24504. Tel. 434-847-0939.
AGAR has been awarded a planning grant from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts for the summer and early fall of 2019. The grant will provide funding for the Board of Directors to work with Scott M. Williamson, former CEO and Artistic Director of Opera Roanoke, on planning for the next five years.
Details for AGAR’s 2019-2020 Season will be posted here in July and at www.LynchburgTickets.com.
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