Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Saint Mary’s awarded $4,000 grant from Xcel Energy Foundation

WINONA, Minn. — Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota has received a $4,000 grant from the Xcel Energy Foundation to support its 2010-2011 arts educational programming.

This grant has helped to fund the following events in connection with Saint Mary’s Page Series and the SMU School of the Arts:

• a masterclass and pre-show talk by Anat Cohen,
• a school matinee by the Kevin Locke Native Dance Ensemble,
• a school matinee of Theatreworks USA's The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe,
• Houston Ballet II’s masterclass,
The Nutcracker school matinee, hosted by the School of the Arts
• a masterclass by the Eisenhower Dance Ensemble,
• a masterclass by Ensemble Galilei
• a school matinee performance of Let Freedom Ring by the Pushcart Players,
• a workshop by Darrah Carr Dance, and
• two school matinees of Stuart Little by Theatre IV.

The Xcel Energy Foundation supports efforts to increase accessibility to artistic and cultural activities. In 2009, the Xcel Energy Foundation committed $788,200 to programs providing access to arts and culture throughout our service territory.