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Stories from WMA apr 22 2022

Stories from WMA

What a great week it’s been at WMA — and it’s not over yet!

WMA opened new exhibitions last night at Art After Hours, with exhibiting artists Sonya Yong James and Sarah Marshall in attendance. Each artist took the time to chat at length with the many guests and museum members about their work, and paid special attention to encourage area high school students to follow their own creative pursuits and pathways. WMA creates meaningful connections between our Wiregrass neighbors and artists through exhibitions, programs, and special projects throughout the year, and we’re grateful for all the special moments along the way — like when WMA Teens member Mylah met Sonya Yong James last night!

In addition to installing and opening new exhibitions this week, WMA welcomed daily visitors from across the region, including those who traveled for Art After Hours from Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, and Atlanta.

WMA’s team inspired lifelong learning through art with fun events, programs, and outreach to our local community, including…

⭐️143 students from Houston County Schools who came on educational field trips.
⭐️WMA’s professional development sessions for 27 educators at Hidden Lake Primary School.
⭐️Board and staff development and planning boosted team spirit.
⭐️WMA Teens collaborated at their meeting, appeared at Live at Lunch with WTVY, and are ready for the upcoming Teen Night event on Saturday, April 23rd.
⭐️Outreach artmaking events held with 50 senior citizens from Rose Hill Senior Center, and another with students and families with Dothan Montessori School.
We’re inspired by our community’s response to WMA’s packed calendar of learning, making, and experiencing art, and hope to see you at the museum soon. Stay tuned for scenes from Teen Night, and sign up for upcoming workshops and classes, too!
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