The driving force behind the new center has been the Oneonta Community Theatre, Inc. In November, the thespians presented a $500 check to the trustees of the foundation.
Now with the support of the Oneonta Community Art Center the movement apparently has taken on a broader scope.
The goal of the Foundation is a community center for the arts which would centralize such cultural activities as drama, painting, sculpturing, the dance including ballet, music both modern and classical on vocal and instrumental planes, historical projects, Garden Club activities and graphic arts.
The Foundation trustees appeared at a meeting of the Community Art Center this week. It was then that assurance of support was given to the Foundation.
In other action at the annual meeting, officers of the Art Center were elected. They are Thomas J. Natoli, president; S. Hunter Leggitt Jr., vice president; Lolita Ersland, recording secretary; Margaret Stephens, corresponding secretary; and Robert Bolton, treasurer.
New directors named were Betty Schubert, Richard Keslo and Edith Wilk. Other trustees include Mrs. James Van Woert, Gabriel Harris and Henry Hulbert.