DARIEN, Conn. -- State Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff has appointed Janet Dilenschneider to the Connecticut Arts Council.
“The artists in Connecticut make a tremendous contribution to this country and the world, so it is a honor to serve on the Connecticut Arts Council that showcases these artists, poets, filmmakers and musicians,” said Dilenschneider.
“Our thriving arts community is something that sets Connecticut apart from other states and makes the Nutmeg State truly special,” said Duff. “Jan’s deep love of art and unparalleled commitment to supporting artists will be a true asset to the Council.”
The Connecticut Arts Council consists of 11 voting members and two non-voting, ex-officio members and fosters and supports the arts. The council manages the nonprofit Connecticut Arts Council Foundation.
Dilenschneider's show at the Galerie Pierre-Alain Challier in July 2013 received positive reviews from Connoisseur Magazine and Le Figaro. Her arts involvement also includes awards from the National Academy of Design and the Silvermine Arts Center. Dilenschneider has studied with artists such as David Dunlop and Wolf Kahn.
For her charitable efforts, she has received the Family Champion Award, the Helen Gratz Rockefeller Award. Dilenschneider has served on the board of Catholic Charities of Fairfield County for almost a decade.
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