2019 Arts Competition Winners Event

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Wright Family Performing Arts and Entertainment Centre Foundation

Learn about the Wright Family Performing Arts and Entertainment Centre Foundation, which makes funds available to the community to support performing arts and cultural initiatives.

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An investment in art and artists is an investment in a strong community.

Wright Family Performing Arts and Entertainment Centre Foundation

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The Wright Family Performing Arts and Entertainment Centre Foundation was established in April 2014 by the late Dr. Mary J. Wright.

The Wright family name has been synonymous with community and philanthropy for generations. Through the generous contributions of Don, Clark, Ernest, Bill, and Mary this legacy continues.

The foundation is run by a voluntary board of directors. Through their work they oversee the approval of projects and grants with the purpose of supporting the arts is a variety of forms in the Strathroy area. It was the vision of the late Don and Mary Wright to ensure a thriving art scene and to provide opportunity for artists to not only develop and exhibit their talents. It is with this in mind that the foundations activities are directed.

On this website you will be able to learn about the Wright Family Performing Arts and Entertainment Centre Foundation,its projects and activities, our bursary program for charitable arts groups, and the history of the Wright Family. We encourage you to visit often to stay up to date with the foundations activities.

And the Winners Are…

The Wright Family
Arts and Entertainment Centre Foundation Board is very pleased to announce the selected winners in the 2019 Dr. Mary Wright Prize!

The following entries have been selected by our panel of judges as the best
representation of this year's theme – Our Town.
Congratulations to all of our winners and thank you to all of our contestants!

 

Material Arts & Written Word Category Winners

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Marker on canvas. Pop art inspired version of the Mt. Brydges sign.
Contestant Name: Stella Weare
Age: 9

In Our Town

Medium: Poetry
Contestant Name:
Gwen Auld
Age: 11
Contestant Name: Isaiah Bos
Age: 14
Contestant Name: Alana Hrywkiw
Age: 18

Musical & Performing Arts Category Winners

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Contestant Name: Sean Melo
Age: 9
Contestant Name: Leah Gysemans
Age: 10
Contestant Name: David deJeu
Age: 15
Contestant Name: Fynn Manhattan Cuthbert
Age: 21

Please view all entries using the links below!

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Our Arts Development Contest and Bursaries

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The Wright Family Performing Arts and Entertainment Centre Foundation is pleased to partner with area arts charitable groups on our NEW annual arts development contest! Cash prizes will be awarded to help artists develop their skills in their chosen genre.

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Contact Us
Wright Family Arts and Entertainment Centre Foundation
PO Box 20005
78 Front St E, Strathroy, ON N7G 4L6