FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Dominic Lippillo
DATE: August, 9, 2019
Dominic Lippillo RECEIVES MISSISSIPPI ARTS COMMISSION GRANT
(Jackson, MS) – Dominic Lippillo of Starkville, MS has been awarded a $500 grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC). This grant is a portion of the nearly $1.4 million in grants the Commission awarded in 2019-2020 and will be used to purchase supplies for several up-coming exhibitions for his photography series, “Stories We Tell Ourselves”. The grants are made possible by continued funding from the Mississippi State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.
“Mississippi boasts an embarrassment of riches when it comes to artistic talent in our state,” said Malcolm White, executive director of MAC. “MAC is proud to support the artists selected to receive grant awards from MAC this year. These individuals should be commended for their commitment to artistic excellence as well as their ability to communicate complex thoughts and emotions through the arts.”
Upcoming venues exhibiting Lippillo’s work include: Montgomery College (MD), Starkville Area Arts Council (MS), Boward College (FL), and The University of Alabama, Huntsville (AL). Lippillo was recently awarded a 2019 Mississippi State University Faculty Research Award for his accomplishments over the past year. In fall 2018, he was an artist-in-residence at the I-Park Foundation in East Haddam, CT where he continued working on his on-going series, “Stories We Tell Ourselves”.
The Mississippi Arts Commission is a state agency serving residents of the state by providing grants that support programs to enhance communities; assist artists and arts organizations; promote the arts in education and celebrate Mississippi’s cultural heritage. Established in 1968, the Mississippi Arts Commission is funded by the Mississippi Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Mississippi Endowment for the Arts at the Community Foundation of Greater Jackson and other private sources. The agency serves as an active supporter and promoter of arts in community life and in arts education.
For information from the Mississippi Arts Commission, please contact Anna Ehrgott, Communications Director, 601-359-6546 or firstname.lastname@example.org.