Jul. 19, 2012
The Garrett County Arts Council announced that Lynn Grimm is the recipient of its annual Friend of the Arts award. Odette Lueck, president of the arts council, made the award presentation during the annual membership meeting and reception held at the Gallery Shop late last month. Lueck recognized Grimm for many years of dedicated work on behalf of community arts and presented her with a plaque and floral bouquet. The award honors individuals who demonstrate exemplary support for the arts in Garrett County.
Recipients of this award influence the lifestyles and the quality of life in Garrett County through noteworthy contributions to local cultural development. Lueck noted that Grimm “steps up to the plate and inspires others to do likewise. She is incredibly organized, dedicated, and disciplined in everything she does.” Grimm has been a full time resident of Garrett County since 2004, at which time she became involved in the arts community. She has volunteered her time as a board member for Garrett Lakes Arts Festival, serves as the accompanist for the Garrett Choral Society, and has volunteered in various roles at Our Town Theatre. She currently serves as president of Mountain Laurel Garden Club. Grimm has had a long career of teaching piano. She is the director of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church’s handbell choir, and sings with the church’s choir as well. She takes the handbell choir on the road to perform at nursing homes throughout the county. She also plays hammered dulcimer and organized a group called Front Porch Pickers that met at her Oakland home (which she shares with her husband Stan) on a regular basis to share their love of traditional music. The Garrett County Arts Council has recognized a Friend of the Arts honoree each year since 1995. Pictured from left are Karen Reckner, executive director of the arts council, Grimm, and Lueck.
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