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Supporters of local arts to be honored

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webmaster | 03/16/13

Five founding members of the Madera County Arts Council will be honored in person, and one posthumously, at an anniversary party March 23. Other notables will also be recognized.

The founders are:

  • Duane Furman, a founding member who gathered the group together for the signing of the Articles of Incorporation and helped develop the artists in the schools model Presenting Arts to Children in Elementary Schools (PACES).
  • Fran Wheat, the first president of the Board of the Arts Council.
  • Shirley Driggs, who is still active in supporting the arts and the development of an arts center for Madera...

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