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By Aliya Hall
The Chronicle 

Making art accessible for everyone


September 12, 2019


Daphne Mantis has been the Springfield Arts Commission board chair for two out of her three years as a commissioner. Formerly an attorney, in retirement she has started to take art classes and fuels her love of art through the Commission.

SPRINGFIELD - The goal of the Springfield Arts Commission (SAC) is to make art accessible for everyone in the city.

"To me, that means it needs to be very public," SAC Board Chair Daphne Mantis said. "You don't have to go out of your way or spend money to see art. Whether or not people articulate it, it enhances our environment and provides beauty every day."

The commission was established in 1986 by city council in conjunction with the Centennial Celebration and focuses on promoting, restoring and funding both art and artists across all mediums. The Commission is made up of nine volunteers...

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