Each year, the Seminole County Board of County Commissioners and the Seminole Cultural Arts Council (SCAC) jointly select an individual (performer, visual artist, historian or author) who is a resident of Seminole County and has contributed time and talent for the enrichment of Seminole County. This year, they have recognized teacher, actor, producer and playwright John Didonna as the Seminole County Artist of the Year for 2018.
The award and a county resolution was presented to Mr. Didonna at the regularly scheduled morning meeting of the Seminole County Board of County Commissioners on June 26th in commission chambers in Sanford.
John Didonna is full-time Program Chair and Artistic Director of Theater at Valencia College. He received his BS in Theater from Syracuse University and MFA from UNC-Greensboro. Didonna founded the critically acclaimed Steampunk/Gothic Victorian troupe, Phantasmagoria, a creative fusion of storytelling, music, dance and aerial and large-scale puppetry which performs throughout the area.
The Seminole Cultural Arts Council (SCAC) Announces Casselberry Traffic Signal Box Art WrapThe Seminole Cultural Arts Council (SCAC), working with Board Vice President Anthony Aramendia of the Casselberry City Commission, announces completion of the first art wrap of a traffic signal box in Seminole County.
The first signal box is located at the intersection of U.S. 17-92 and N. Lake Triplet Dr., Casselberry in front of Target. A second box is scheduled for a different location in Casselberry in the coming months. The Friends of the Park organization and the City of Casselberry have underwritten both boxes. Various artists are donating their talents and time to the project to provide the U.S. 17-92 corridor with a unique artistic and cultural character.
Seminole Cultural Arts Council
SCAC is a catalyst for the preservation of local cultural and historic heritage, including performing, literary, visual arts and sciences; serving to sustain, develop and advance the cultural life of Seminole County.