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.
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
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