The Massachusetts Local Cultural Council 2016 Statewide Assembly
February 16, 2016
Ed Cohen of MassLive covered the Massachusetts Local Cultural Council 2016 Statewide Assembly on February 10, 2016. Luminarium had the honor of performing in one of the most important buildings in Massachusetts: The State House. The company presented its work at the Local Cultural Council (LCC) 2016 Statewide Assembly, celebrating the LCC program. As a regular recipient of LCC grants, and a 2015 winner of the Massachusetts Cultural Council's (MCC) Gold Star Award, Luminarium was invited by the MCC to join its staff and prominent state legislators at the State House in Boston for this private biennual event. LCC volunteers from across the Commonwealth gathered at the capitol to explore arts and culture beyond their individual perspectives, connecting with community leaders and legislators to discuss the impact of projects that build creative communities through the arts. Luminarium Artistic Director Merli V. Guerra was additionally invited by the MCC to speak on a panel at the event alongside distinguished arts colleagues Ben Taylor (musician), Scarlet Keys (Associate Professor, Berklee College of Music), and keynote speaker Sally Taylor (musician and founder of Consenses).