Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced on Sept. 16 the awarding of $763,044 in grant funds to support and build the arts in community and statewide programs across West Virginia.
Fairmont State University was awarded a $6,206 grant in support of bringing the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra to the Fairmont campus for two performances. Dr. Christina Lavorata, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Dr. Robert Mild, Interim Dean of the School of Fine Arts, attended the event in Charleston to officially receive the grant award.
“Our state is filled with a rich history and a robust artistic culture,” Gov. Tomblin said. “The arts not only connect us to our past, but also to our family, friends and the communities we call home. It is my hope this grant funding will allow today’s recipients to continue their efforts to strengthen and build West Virginia’s arts community now and for years to come.”
The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra will present at concert at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 in Colebank Hall on the FSU campus. Tickets are $30 for reserved seating, $20 for general admission, $10 for students. FSU and Pierpont Community & Technical College students receive free admission. To order tickets, call the Box Office at (304) 367-4240.