About the Granville Arts Commission

The mission of the Granville Arts Commission is to enhance the cultural arts in Granville and to support artist, as well as artistic events, activities, education and programs that enrich the community. The Arts Commission, created in March 2004, is a community based organization dedicated to the enhancement of cultural arts, community character, and interaction for the Village of Granville and all of its residents.


Current MEMBERS:

  • Jurgen Pape - Chair, representing the Bryn Du Governing Commission

  • Lois Foreman Wernet, representing the Granville Village Council

  • Mickey Smith, representing the Granville Township Trustees

  • Marilyn Sundin, representing the Granville Historical Society

  • Neal Zimmers, representing the Granville Recreation District

  • Angela Katona, representing the Granville Foundation

  • Kyle Morgan, representing the community-at-large

  • Laurie MacKenzie-Crane, representing Denison University

  • Jeff Watkins, representing the Granville Area Chamber of Commerce

  • Jackie O'Keefe, liasion from Village Council



DU Suzuki - Suzuki Winter Program

Bryn Du Commission - 14th Bryn Du Art Show

Granville High School - 3 Student Art Awards

Denison University - Choral Concert

Granville Area Chamber of Commerce - 7 Art Walks @ $300

Granville Kiwanis Club - July 4 Photo Contest

Jodi Melfi Design - Website Annual Cost

Granville Senior Center - Acrylic Art Classes

The Creative COOP - Creatively COOPed

GFAB-Blues Fest - 9/1/18

Bryn Du Art Center - BDAC New Programming

Vintage Voices of Granville - Dec. 1 Performance Music


2018 Annual Report


The Granville Arts Commission completed another busy year. The

Commission received twelve grant requests totaling nearly $11,200 all were approved but some at lower levels. We approved a total of $9,520.99 in 2018 which includes some small website maintenance costs.

A few small grants combined into a larger one to reduce administration. Among the approved requests were Bryn Du Mansion art exhibit, Hot Licks Blues Fest, Vintage Voices, Suzuki program, Granville art and candlelight walks, Bryn Du Arts Center, Denison choral concert,Granville Kiwanis Club and art awards to Granville HS students.

Grant recipients reflect the mission of the Granville Arts Commission to support artistic events and activities which are open to the public and enrich the quality of life in Granville. Funding was made to fiscally responsible and well-managed organizations capable of carrying out their proposed activities for positive effect.

Amanda Love resigned from the board and was replaced by Angela Katona representing the Chamber of Commerce. Angela will switch to representing the Granville Foundation and the Chamber is expected to nominate a replacement for her. Wayne Piper resigned representing the community-at-large. Since village council has requested that only one such member remain on the board, Wayne will not be replaced.

The Granville Arts Commission appreciates Jackie O’Keefe being exofficio member representing Council. The Granville Arts Commission thanks Village Council for its continued support.

Respectfully submitted,

Jurgen Pape,

Chair, Granville Arts Commission