Museum Administrator Paula Lisowsky reported to the board that 225 guests viewed the recent glass and textile exhibits of artists Dan Barnes and Mary Nehring. In addition, the gift shop saw last month’s receipts reach $765. One large mailbox was sold for $1,500 and a piece of Barnes’ art was sold for a commission to the museum.
Board secretary Paul Fourshee said, “It will do wonders when we get the handicapped access grant to have funds to match with.”
JMAM Board President Jean Martin announced that the popular Duck Stamp exhibit, which features original artwork used in the Federal Wildlife program would be exhibited for an additional week, though Lisowsky said that the program would not feature the junior program as that program was not scheduled to tour next year. She hoped that the museum could apply to become the venue for judging the young people’s art in the future and combine the exhibit with wildlife photography for a larger show.
Board Member Portia Ezell felt that the Junior Exhibit was important. “This gives motivation for kids in our community to see the works of people their own age.”
Lisowsky said that if the museum could judge the junior exhibit, a short-term display of the art could be arranged.
Plans for the Spring Dance were also discussed, as Lisowsky said that the theme next year would be “Around the World in 80 Days” featuring an international motif. The Temple Aires are scheduled to provide big band music while ‘60’s rock act Cat Daddy will provide entertainment later in the evening.
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