The WAA Outreach Program is pleased to have sponsored the 2013 High School Student Art Competition for New Hanover County High Schools. Participating high schools include Cape Fear Academy, Coastal Christian High School, New Hanover High School, Ashley High School, Hoggard High School, and Laney High School. The Reception and Award Ceremony was held at the Hannah Block Historic USO Community Art Center on Friday, May 24. The student artwork will be on display at the Hannah Block Historic USO Community Art Center through Friday, May 31. On the left is 1st place winner for Visual Arts, Kayla Kinsey from Coastal Christian High School. On the right for 3D/ Ceramics, is 1st place winner Marleena Freeman from Ashley High School.
The Wilmington Art Association (WAA), through their Community Outreach Program, coordinated by Erika Lawrence, recently awarded their annual Scholarships to two students from UNCW and CFCC, respectively. Both students will be pursuing a career in the Arts. WAA is dedicated to assisting students each year in their endeavors as they pursue a career in one of the many diverse areas in the Arts.
CFCC Scholarship --- Pictured here are Kay Warren, Associate Executive Director of CFCC Foundation; Emily Teppett, the 2013 WAA Scholarship Recipient; and Elaine Cooper, the 2013 WAA President.
Emily Teppett, the CFCC recipient, in her letter to WAA said: "I am honored to be one of the recipients of the WAA Scholarship. Growing up with dyslexia and an auditory processing disorder, school was never fun or easy for me. Finding ceramics in the tenth grade changed my life. I want to thank you for supporting me and giving me this opportunity to further my future in ceramics. With this scholarship, I am one step closer to Penland and buying a kiln."
UNCW Scholarship --- Pictured here are Beau Cummings , Director of Development and Leadership Gifts of UNCW; and Elaine Cooper, WAA President.
Julienne Emily Beblo, this year's UNCW scholarship recipient, is pursuing a second degree in Studio Art. Julienne wrote in her letter to the WAA that since she is the youngest of four children, "Scholarships have relieved much of the financial burden that my parents have shouldered, and have allowed me to participate in a number of internships and opportunities that I otherwise may not have been able to experience. I cannot imagine where I would be without having had the opportunity to participate in them.”
The Wilmington Art Association Community Outreach Program offers “art related” assistance to the Cape Fear Region by providing scholarships, sponsoring art related programs and special events as well as donating funds to art related organizations. The program is dedicated to promoting, supporting and fostering creativity in the visual arts. This an ongoing commitment of the Wilmington Art Association, and we are grateful to be able to give back to our community.
The WAA Outreach Program has partnered with the Thalian Association to give free Art Classes for Senior Citizens at the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center.
The Thalian Association is providing the facility and our artists provide their time and talent to give the free art lessons.
The art classes include supplies that are needed for each Senior Citizen to come away with their own masterpiece that they create, with the assistance of our WAA member artists, during each 5-6 week session.
Photos: Vickie Hibler
New Free Art Classes for fixed income Senior Citizens begin January, 15 2013.
For more information -- contact Erika Lawrence (910-792-9378)
WAA ARTIST VOLUNTEER FORM(download and print)