Stories from WMA
Students from the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine (ACOM) in Dothan, collaborated with WMA this month at Write Night: Open Mic Night, a one-of-a-kind event, as part of their student body’s Diversity Week activities.
ACOM students enjoyed exhibitions after hours, and gathered in the space to share their own cultural heritage and practices through musical and spoken word performances. Write Night: Open Mic Night is a quarterly program, and anyone interested in participating in November’s event can sign up to present through this link!
WMA provides a welcoming environment for students to connect with each other and the wider Wiregrass community, and ACOM students frequently volunteer and visit throughout the year. The museum provides an outlet for their creative expression, a respite from intense studies, and a connection to home through the visual arts and exhibiting artists’ shared experiences. And, the visual arts are a tool for building crucially needed skills for practitioners, like visual analysis and communication.
ACOM’s Art in Medicine Club, a group of over 100 students who are interested in the intersections of art, creativity and innovation, and medicine, collaborates often with WMA through volunteer opportunities and special events. To read more about this unique student group, catch up on a previous post featuring student Sarah Adkins-Jablonsky. ACOM and Southeast Health support the Wiregrass Museum of Art as Patron level corporate members.
Stay tuned this week for updates from WMA about its most recent events, The Glass Pumpkin Party and The Pumpkin Patch, a free family art festival!