2016 Annual Report


The Granville Arts Commission completed another busy year in 2016. The Commission received fifteen grant requests totaling slightly over $10,000 but approved twelve of these. Most were requests approved in previous years such as the Granville Garden Club’s daffodil show, St. Luke’s concerts, Bryn Du Mansion art exhibit, Hot Licks Blues Fest, Vintage Voices, Suzuki program, and Granville Kiwanis Club. The Candlelight Walking tour events expanded and the Bryn Du Art Center replaced theformer GSVA. GAC expects more requests from both these groups in 2017 as well as financial support for awards and events at the Granville schools.

Grant recipients reflected 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.

GAC co-sponsored, along with the Granville School District and the Bryn Du Commission, an art forum to make Granville into an art destination. The enthusiastic support and attendance continued throughout 2016 with three smaller groups concentrating on cultural planning, organization and communication. The now-called Granville Arts Collaborative reached out beyond Granville and is working closely with Denison University.

Wayne Piper replaced previously resigned Maggie Sobataca and Ann Townsend took Tom Carroll’s Denison University representative. 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



The Granville Arts Commission
is made up of representatives from:

Granville Village Council
Granville Township
Granville Area Chamber of Commerce
Granville Historical Society
Bryn Du Governance Commission
Granville Recreation Commission
Granville Foundation
The Community at Large
Denison University


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 Committee
  • Meg Ginther, representing the Granville Foundation
  • Kyle Morgan and Wayne Piper, representing the community-at-large
  • Ann Townsend, representing Denison University
  • Jackie O'Keefe, liasion from Village Council








Suzuki Winter Prog. - DU Suzuki

Granville Art Walk:  Jan.-March - Granville Area Chamber of Commerce

Consultant Fee  - Arts Collaborative of Granville

Student Art Show - Bryn Du Arts Center

Bryn Du Exhibit - Bryn Du Commission

Wind Ensemble - Veterans Day Concert at Denison University

Granville Art Walk:   April-June - Granville Area Chamber of Commerce

Pianos on Parade - Granville Village

GHS Artist Prizes - Granville High School

July 4th Photography Contest - Granville Kiwanis Club

18th Bluesfest - GFFTAOTB

Granville Art Walk:   July-Sept. -  Granville Area Chamber of Commerce

Portable Lighting for Bryn Du - Bryn Du Commission

Sheet Music - Vintage Voices