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Contact: Monica Haskell, Florida Keys Council of the Arts, 295-4369


FKCA to Administer $15,000 Grant for Artists



Photo caption: Michael Ingram hosted a cocktail party Monday night to announce the Florida Keys Council of the Arts as the administrator of a $15,000 grant for artist participation in the City Electric Steam Plant renovation.

Pictured in front of a Michael Palmer work of art are: (l-r) Rocky Hubert, Monica Haskell, Michael Ingram and June Girard.
Photo credit: Vesna Hanhart.

Michael Ingram, project architect for the remodeling of the City Electric Steam Plant, hosted a lovely party in his Olivia Street home Monday night, to announce a $15,000 grant for artists and an accompanying $2,500 administrative grant to the Florida Keys Council of the Arts for this project.

June Girard, Chair of the Florida Keys Council of the Arts said, "This grant demonstrates that as Chairman of the TDC, Michael fully appreciates the role of the Council of the Arts in supporting and promoting artists in Monroe County." Past-chair of the Arts Council, Bill Andersen, introduced Michael and his contributions to the community, citing the fact that this is the first major private project to include local artists.

Among those attending this gala affair were County Commisioners Dixie Spehar and Sonny McCoy, Cultural Umbrella Chair Shirley Freeman, Arts Council Vice-chair Rocky Hubert and Board members Pino Moro, Diane Gauthier, and Cris Sandifer, as well as Executive Director & President of the Florida Keys Council of the Arts, Monica Haskell.

For more information regarding this project, and others that offer grants to artists, please call the Arts Council at 295-4369.



For more information, call Andrea Comstock  at 305-852-1469 ext. 4369, 305-743-0079 ext. 4369, or 295-4369; e-mail; or visit