Warrenville Arts Council launches 2012 season with Latin jazz ensemble

February 6, 2012 by  

Warrenville residents will be treated to the Chicago Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble later this month. The show kicks off the Warrenville Arts Councils 2012 performing arts schedule. Printing services may help spread the word that the Ensemble is coming to town. The performance will held on February 19 at 3 p.m. at Hubble Middle Schools Auditorium.

The Arts Council evaluated its 2011 activities and came up with plans for 2012 during its annual meeting in January. In addition to planning and promoting the awareness and appreciation of the arts in and around Warrenville, new officers were elected and amendments to by-laws were approved.

George Safford was elected council President and David Kratz will serve as Vice President. Safford replaces Jim Guter who died at the end of the year. Safford said his first order of business will be to come up with a strategic long-term planning process.

Leadership development and succession planning are among the top goal of the council. The council also voted to move its yearly meeting from January to April and to follow the city’s fiscal year calendar which runs from May 1 through April 30.

The Warrenville Tourism and Arts Commission will help fund the February 19 performance of the internationally known 17-piece Latin band. The group will play innovative tunes with a Caribbean beat.

The Arts council sponsors a wide range of events including both visual and performing arts that draw upon talent from the community, surrounding areas, and throughout the Midwest. The council hosted its inaugural event, called Art Works, in November of 2009. The one-day show offered works by 70 visual and performing artists.