Boston University News Release

24th June, 1999

Cambridge Resident is Finalist in Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Grant Program

(Boston, Mass.) — Daniel Ranalli of Cambridge was recently chosen as a photography finalist in the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s (MCC) Artist Grants Program, a highly competitive program designed to recognize exceptional artists in the state and to support their creative talent.

As a finalist, Ranalli, a professor at Boston University’s Metropolitan College, will receive a $1,000 award. Artist Grants were given this year in crafts, music composition, photography, playwriting/new theater works and sculpture.

"These artists represent the best Massachusetts has to offer in the visual arts, music composition, and literature," said MCC Executive Director Mary Kelley. "These grants highlight our commitment to individual artists and their contributions to our thriving cultural community."

Slide images of the works of Artist Grant recipients, finalists, and the nearly 600 visual artists applicants were presented in the MCC’s slide showcase on Wednesday, June 23 at the Cambridge Multiculural Arts Center.

Ranalli is the Arts Administration Program Director at Metropolitan College, as well as a professor of Art History. Boston University is the third-largest independent university in the United States, with an enrollment of nearly 30,000 students in its 15 school and colleges. The University offers an exceptional grounding in the liberal arts, a broad range of programs in the arts, sciences, engineering, and professionals areas, and state-of-the-art facilities for teaching and research.

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