TFAC receives grants for equipment

Published 9:55 am Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Sound quality has now improved in the large theater with the purchase of sub woofers, monitors and loudspeakers that are all of the same type.

This results in a professional sound production and reduces the need to cobble together various pieces that don’t match, or to borrow equipment from other performing arts nonprofits.

To further enhance the improvements made possible by the generous grant from Polk County Community Foundation, the Board of Directors voted to purchase a digital sound board using funding from the bequest of Tryon resident Paula Joyce to complete the upgrade of TFAC’s sound capabilities.

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Child states, “Already we have used this sound board for three of our own concerts and two Summer Tracks shows — this amazing piece of equipment allows Tryon Fine Arts Center to provide touring artists and our audiences with the mix of sound  they expect from larger venues in other cities.”

Child concluded, “Because of the generosity of funds that donors set up at the Polk County Community Foundation, our 44-year-old arts complex on Melrose Avenue has taken a giant leap forward in what we can offer to our community in the performing and media arts.”

Opened in February 1969, Tryon Fine Arts Center was the vision of community-minded philanthropists, artists and businessmen and today provides opportunities and facilities for the Carolina Foothills community in order to advance experience and participation in the arts.

– article submitted by Beth Child