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Newsletter Dated: 5/5/2006 5:06:48 PM
Subject: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: C. A. Webb Named President of Rankin County Arts Alliance
After attracting hundreds to his art shows and thousands to his poetry readings, MS artist/author Cyrus A. Webb (aka C. A. Webb) will be using May 2006 to bring attention to others who are using their gifts as creatives to empower, educate and entertain. To aid in this goal, effective May 1, 2006 he accepted the position as new President of the Rankin County Arts Alliance (RCAA).
“Rankin County is my hometown, “Webb, 30, relates. “I have not done as much in Rankin County as I have in Hinds County, but I am hoping to help others to find and nurture their artistic voice the way I have done.” The opportunities for Webb in Rankin County are limitless. He will now be able to direct activities in the cities of Brandon, Florence, Flowood, Pearl, Pelahatchie, Piney Woods, Puckett, Richland, Sandhill and Star.
C. A. Webb’s first order of business is to get the word out about the alliance. “I have been on the board of directors for RCAA for two years,” says Webb. “Unfortunately, the organization hasn’t been able to do as much as it would have liked to in the past, but I am hoping to turn that around.”
Webb is looking to hold a county-wide membership drive on Saturday, June 3, 2006 at Brandon Public Library (HWY 80 in Brandon, MS). This will give everyone who is interested in being a part of the new organization a chance to meet and find out about the direction in which it is headed. “I’m not trying to reinvent the wheel,” says Webb. “I just want those in Rankin County to know that someone is there to help guide them in the right direction and help in getting their talents noticed.”
Some of the goals that Webb will be discussing are monthly exhibits of RCAA members’ work as well as an annual arts festival. It is hoped that school students will take a particular interest in the alliance, so we can hold art contests (for literary artists, visual artists and performance artists) for each city, being able to give something back to the school district.
Even interested parties in other counties are invited to come and network as well as consider joining RCAA. The membership fees will remain the same, being $20 for individuals and $50 for organizational members. Students through 12th grade will be able to join for only $10.00. C. A. Webb is currently gathering information for those who are interested in being on the board of directors of RCAA. Open positions include Vice President, Asst. Treasurer, Secretary and six other directors. Anyone who joins RCAA will be eligible to apply to a position.
Webb’s main concern is making sure that all of the arts in Rankin County are represented. On Sunday, May 21, 2006 he will be the Master of Ceremony for the Partnership for a Healthy Rankin/Simpson/Scott County’s Tobacco-Free Evening in the Park. The activities will be held at the Pelahatcie Muscadine Park located downtown Pelahatchie. The activities will begin at 4:00 p.m. There will be skits performed as well as food, fun and games for the youth. Webb will use this opportunity to also address the needs to support the alliance.
For more information, Webb can be reached at 601.201.8139 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Beginning Saturday, May 6, 2006 information will be available on his site www.free2flow.com.