AGAR in the Community
Amherst Glebe Arts Response, Inc. (AGAR) has collaborated with numerous Amherst County Amherst arts, humanities, educational and civic organizations, and has acted as a fiscal agent for non-profit community arts projects in Amherst County. Our aims are to increase the availability of arts and humanities programs to everyone interested.
COUNTY AND TOWN CELEBRATIONS:
AGAR applied for and provided artistic and fiscal management for a grant to Amherst County’s Sesquibicentennial (250th) Celebrations of the Founding of Amherst County in 2011 from Greater Lynchburg Community Trust to bring music and dance groups including the Warpipe Pipe and Drum Corps, Bear Mountain Monacan Youth Dancers, Proffitt and Sandidge Blues, Amherst High School bands and choruses, and historical cultural presentations by the Cardinal Lacemaking Guild, Monacan Storyteller Luci Curry and the Amherst Art Society. Also in conjunction with Amherst County’s 250th birthday, AGAR presented showings and live discussions by students who had attended Bear Mountain Indian Mission School (closed in 1964) at the Monacan Tribal Hall and Ancestral Museum. At the Clifford Ruritan Club, formerly the Clifford School (closed in 1969) AGAR showed a film about the old school and former students discussed their experiences. In 2011 AGAR also showed its film about Amherst Training School at the Legacy Museum for African American History in Lynchburg and the Virginia History Forum at Virginia Military Institute (VMI). In conjunction with the Town of Amherst’s 100th Anniversary in 2010, AGAR presented a live discussion and showed its film about Amherst County Training School at the Amherst County Museum in conjunction with the official anniversary and showed the film and produced an exhibit for Founder’s Day at the
Amherst County High School.