Monday, October 21, 2013

PPA Grant Recipient Award Ceremony

On Friday October 18, I was honored to attend the PPA check award ceremony as a grant recipient through Pennsylvania Partners in The Arts, for my fine art photography project,
"Enchanted By Simplicity," photographs of old churches on the backroads of Pennsylvania, which is funded through the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. The award ceremony took place about an hour and a half from my home, in "Tionesta Market Village, " in Tionesta, PA.

We were greeted by the lovely ladies from the Elk County Council on The Arts with pretty flowers and fresh baked goodies from the local Warner's Bakery.

My escorts for the event:

And while we waited for $25,000 in grant checks to be distributed to 16 different projects in the lovely rural area of Pennsylvania that we all call home, we couldn't help but smile and feel GROOVY because the 
Max Schang Band was on stage and their entertainment was a reward in and of itself.

Finally, Abbi Peters took the stage and with a beautiful welcome, introduced all of the recipients.

My daughter captured a picture of me, accepting my award and explaining my project,
"Enchanted by Simplicity," to the other recipients and the public. 

This was such a charming way to celebrate the beginning of this project.
Thank you PPA, PCA, ECCOTA and everyone came and supported us.


  1. you are so awesome! I wish I could have been there...but thanks for posting this! can't wait to see your show!

  2. Thank you, I can't wait to see you at the show;)

  3. Very happy for you, Molly!! Congratulations! xoxo Aunt Susan

  4. Thank you, the first exhibit will be in the spring, perhaps you will be in Pennsylvania? :)