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24 - CAPE GAZETYE, Friday, April 4- April 10, 1997 Dean Continued from page 23 see the growth in people as they practice their art. There are artists such as Laura I-Iiekman and John Bayalis who have national re, cog- nition. There are people such as the members of the Cape Artists who came together and stated that they want to learn as much as they can and be the best that they can be as individuals. "Seeing growth and commit- ment like that is to be admired. Our commitment to working with them is as important as exhibiting a nationally recognized artist." Recalling the work of student artists that is gathered each year for the Annual High School Art Exhibit, Dean said she continues to be impressed with the quality of work produced. And the quality of instruction in many schools im- presses her as well. The annual exhibit is Critiqued, and students have an opportunity to meet with professional artists and educators. "It's a very positive experience for students and teachers," she said. "It's an opportunity for them to meet with their peers from oth- er schools and to exchange ideas and feelings about their work. I am always amazed at the maturity of some of the work, and at the ability for some to exhibit the work. Some of these groups could come in and hang a major show." Dean laments that there might be a hiatus from presentation of professional dance for a season or two. Of all the performing arts, dance is the most expensive to contract and prepare for. And even with the southern Delaware audience growing, it has been one of the more difficult presentations to market. "Dance will be missed until we find out a way to supplement a considerable loss of funding for the art form," she said. "We defi- nitely made inroads and intro- duced audience to professional dance of different genre. We took it into the schools and senior cen- ters and community centers as well as scheduling public perfor- mances at the college. It will be missed." Arts alive and well As apparent as some of the funding problems of the arts are, Dean is optimistic about the future of the arts in Sussex County. She said that interest and even a de- mand for the arts continues to grow. "In spite of money problems, there are more artists, more people studying dance and music, more people wanting to see the arts for entertainment and stimulation," she said. "I believe more people in Sus- sex County have access to the arts because of the Sussex County Arts Council. "What is required now, to keep arts growing and healthy, is com- mitment from businesses, corpo- rations, and from volunteers. We all have to take a bigger part in the art scene." Gallery for all eyes Even though the SCAC gallery, in the theatre lobby of Delaware Tech College in Georgetown, is not a traditional exhibit space, Dean sees it as an avenue to the arts that many would not travel otherwise. "For a lot of people, it starts here. An exposure, an introduc- tion that might spark a curiosity, an interest," she said. "When you talk of cultures, and art within a culture, you have to realize that it's not always the highest level of art. However, it is art of the peo- ple, and it often opens doors and leads to exploration of more re- fined arts." From now until the end of Au- gust, she faces a full schedule of exhibits, workshops, roundtables and planning for the 1997-98 cal- endar. She can't pause too long to think in specifics about what she will do after she leaves the Sussex County Arts Council. She knows there will be some connections with art in education, perhaps some consulting with other arts organizations and schools. She also plans for more time with her husband, the Rev. John Dean, and her two married chil- dren. She and Rev. Dean are al- ar& 50% OFF ready enjoying their first grand- child. The SCAC will begin the search process soon for a person to fill the executive director's position when Dean steps down at the end of August. The plan is to hire someone early enough to allow for a transition with the out-going director still on board. Although she is ready to move on, Dean can find little say about the job. "I have learned a lot that I never felt that I would need to know. And, I've certainly learned a ap- preciation of the part that disci- pline plays in all the creative processes," Dean said. "And, it's something to realize how much more comfortable you become and how much more knowledge- able you become in areas where you never imagined that you would be involved. Like those dance floors, and the grant writing process ! "It's been a wonderful job. 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