Our Goal is to stimulate interest in all forms of art by promoting schools, exhibitions, performances, and productions of artistic and cultural value to all area residents.
Under our umbrella we provide support to the following.
Corry Area Arts Council Auxiliary
Corry Community Theatre
C4U – Creativity For Youth
Throughout the year, we present:
Sunday in the Park
Thursdays in the Park
Family Nights at the Movies
Bus trips to Chautauqua Institution
Laboring for the arts
The Corry Central Labor Council has donated $1,000 to the Corry Area Arts Council, whichwill use the funds to help finance the 44th Sunday in the Park set for Aug. 2 in city park.
Arts council President Jim Mehs said the money enables more activities to be held at thecelebration. “We plan to add a special children's play area complete with bounce houses, an animal petting zoo, a fish pond, a duck pond, tables on which to make T-shirts, candles and other crafts,” Mehs said. Jon Maker, right, president of the Corry Central Labor Council, presents a check to arts council board member Tim Joncas. Maker said the donation was made possible through the labor council’s small games of chance. “Last year, we gave about $87,000 back to the community,” Maker said.
Student Volunteer of the Year
I would like to nominate Zachery and Joseph Puckley. Zach, a senior, is l8 and Joe, a sophomore, is l6. They are the home-school sons of Rodney and Lisa Puckley of Corry.
Their involvement includes:
C4Uth – Creativity for Youth:
Served on committee to plan, organize, and establish this group.
Helped set up for the performance and sold refreshments for Gannon’s Shakespeare in the Park in 2012
Planned and attended the Fifties Sock Hop at Winter Fest 2013.
Set up and worked Dime Pitch Booth at Sunday in the Park, Glen Mead Days, and Spartie Fair in 2012 and 2013.
Corry Arts Council:
Assisted with serving and cleaned up at four dinner theaters in 2013 – 2014
Took tickets at door for Bobby Borgia’s Magic Show in February of 2013
Corry Arts Council Auxiliary:
Served as assistant directors at Missoula Theater productions in 2012 and 2013
Took tickets at door of Messiah College Jazz program at First Methodist Church in 2013
Columbus Community Church:
Appeared in Christmas play entitled “No Wonder” in 2013
Corry Historical Society:
Assist with clean up and set up reorganized displays at museum
Work with newly involved individuals in acquainting them with museum.
Serve as tour guides at the Museum
Participated in Hands on History Day in September 2013
Participated in making of snow sculpture of climax engine at museum Winter Fest 2014
I nominated both young men as they are equally involved in their volunteer efforts.
James M. Mehs, President