Green Bay WI, September 24, 2020 – Mosaic Arts, Inc. is pleased to announce that The Griffon String Ensemble, presented by Midsummer’s Music, has been selected to receive the “We’re All In” grant provided by Arts Wisconsin, the WEDC (Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation) and Mosaic Arts, Inc. Midsummer’s Music, founded by Jim and Jean Berkenstock, has brought chamber music to Door County Wisconsin audiences for more than three decades. The Griffon String Ensemble is the result of a collaboration between Midsummer’s Music of Door County, the Fine Arts Institute at East High in Green Bay, and St. Norbert College which launched a ground-breaking project in 2018 to enhance student learning and academic achievement through increased exposure to—and participation in—music. As a part of the “We’re All In” grant, The Griffon Strings will work with all strings students at Washington Middle School. The ensemble will also work with other Green Bay students in educational opportunities including, but not limited to East High School and several select elementary schools. Schools selected are located within the city of Green Bay and the residency will occur virtually until it is safe to be in-person again. There is a real need to foster young students in the arts and string instruction/music is underserved in our community. You can learn more here: https://youtu.be/LvjGHMMDjFI.
Mosaic Arts, Inc. was recently selected by Arts Wisconsin to receive Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation funds. These funds are to be used to support artists who lost income due to the pandemic. Mosaic Arts will distribute the funds to a local artist.