When Hendersonians are asked to be a part of an organization, they traditionally respond in a generous way. This generosity, coupled with a desire to enhance the quality of life of all who live here, has contributed to the vibrancy and strength of the arts in our community.
The John Stanley Hoffman Visionary Society for the Arts was created to honor and recognize patrons who share the same spirit and passion for the arts as John Stanley Hoffman.
As a high school student, John Stanley Hoffman played trumpet in the high school band. Many years later he was the bass player in a local bluegrass group, “Canoe Creek.” Classical, some country and even a bit of southern gospel, were genres that he appreciated, and his eclectic preferences also extended to the visual arts.
What was distinct about his appreciation and love for the arts, however, was that he wanted to share them with others. His purpose was to create an arts community that was accessible to ALL children and adults. He knew this would broaden their experiences and, in time, elevate and strengthen our community.
Mr. Hoffman served on the committee that helped bring a performing arts center to Henderson, was the first president of the Arts Alliance and acted as co-host for the Fine Arts Center’s opening gala. Mr. Hoffman worked to create an arts community in Henderson so its residents could broaden their experiences, have access to world-class performances and raise the overall quality of life in our community. John Stanley represented the vision of the Arts Alliance and its mission to make the arts accessible to all people.
Soon after John’s death, the John Stanley Hoffman Visionary Society was created to honor and recognize patrons who share his same spirit and passion for the arts.
Patrons belonging to this prestigious society understand the need for arts of all kinds and support a bright future for our community by giving to the Arts Alliance beginning at the $1,000 level.
JOHN STANLEY HOFFMAN VISIONARY SOCIETY FOR THE ARTS ($1,000-3000)
JOHN STANLEY HOFFMAN VISIONARY SOCIETY FOR THE ARTS ($1,000-$3,000)
David & Arlene Alexander
Dick & Sheila Beaven
Brad & Anne Boyd
Butch & Kelle Branson
Drs. Brennan Fitzpatrick & Karen Canlas
Kevin Baer & Dr. Marcia Cave
Scott & Pam Davis
Thomas Dempewolf/Dempewolf Ford
David & Christi Dixon
Jonathan & Kyle Hittner
Gray & Nancy Hodge
Houston Keach & Lowry Igleheart-Keach
John & Dawn Kelsey
Dr. Thomas & Mrs. Jo Logan
John & Jeanelle Luckett
Charles & Marla McElroy
Rev. Leslie & Rev. Martha McKown
Dr. Roy & Diane Montgomery
G. Bennie Mouser
Rob Wiederstein & Cathy Nestrick
Dorsey & Glenn Ridley
Jon H. & Rebecca K. Sights
Jon L. & Becky Sights
Dr. Kris Williams & Jerome Splichal
David & Judy Thomason
Mike & Susie Thurman
Donald & Shirley Wathen
Dr. & Mrs. David A. Watkins
Dr. Dick & Mrs. Dianne Wham
This distinguished honor recognizes patrons who share a common passion, spirit and vision for a better community through accessible arts for all.