Working Artists Forum donates to schools
EASTON — The Working Artists Forum is delighted to announce its continued participation through annual cash donations as an ongoing effort to foster visual art in our local public schools.
WAF is a nonprofit organization of professional working artists who meet monthly at the Academy Art Museum in Easton for demonstrations and discussion. More than 90 members strong, they actively show their work both separately and together, while maintaining a strong interest in pro bono work within the Eastern Shore community.
As in previous years, a portion of the proceeds from “Local Color” is set aside to supplement art supplies in various elementary schools on the Eastern Shore. Due to the success of 2016’s “Local Color,” WAF’s support was increased this year to include donations to 36 schools on the Eastern Shore.
For the past few months, various members of The Working Artists Forum have spread out over the Eastern Shore to hand deliver each of the gift cards to the schools. The teachers were delighted to receive the extra boost to their annual classroom allocations and the students were excited and happy to show WAF members their latest creations. In addition to the many cards of appreciation received from the schools, one class mailed 35 handmade thank you notes with each student saying why they love art.
Members of WAF believe that our teachers and students are an important part of the vibrant art community of the Eastern Shore and are grateful for the chance to assist in the growth and development of our young artists, the organization said in a statement. WAF’s art members are committed to a continued effort to maintain a strong arts presence on the Eastern Shore and to help “keep the creative spark alive.”
For more information about The Working Artists Forum, visit www.workingartistsforum.com.
Judy Specht, secrfetary of Working Artists Forum, with Kassie Hosler, art teacher at Church Hill Elementary and Georgette Towes of WAF.