Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 2817 Museum Making Connections: Community Events HMA’s Vision Statement declares: The Huntington Museum of Art will become an integral part of the lives of all citizens facilitating creativity, access and opportunity to the social structure of the region. One of HMA’s education programs that aligns with this vision is Museum Making Connections: Community Events. MMC:CE (in its abbreviated form) involves a teaching artist setting up a booth or station at a community event or festival and providing engaging art activities along with information about the museum. The purpose of the program is to show how HMA is involved in the community and offers opportunities for creativity and self- expression. Like many of our other outreach programs, HMA is outside of the walls, off the hill and involved in the community. Museum Educator G.W. Lanham spearheads this program with meaningful and innovative ideas and projects. Typically, he packs up his car with art materials, signs, banners and special treats and heads to the site where an event will be taking place. He sets up the museum’s station with colorful and lively decorations to attract people’s attention. New to the program is the chance to win a gift basket, filled with art supplies, museum catalogues and a free one-year membership to HMA. Parents write their names and email addresses on a slip of paper and toss it into a large bowl. The following day, a name is drawn and the winner receives the gift basket full of treats. Meanwhile, HMA is collecting names and email addresses for our e-newsletters. Events that MMC:CE served this past year were: ChiliFest, Huntington Music and Arts Festival, Huntington East Middle School Career Day, United Way’s Success by 6, All4One Disabilities Expo, the Dogwood Festival, Huntington Area Early Childhood Conference, Wayne County Kids Day, Rotary Gardens Literacy & Art Camp and Arts Day at 4 area libraries. Altogether this year we have provided art making opportunities to about 5,500 community members. Museum Making Connections: Community Events is provided with support from the Virginia Poague Brown Endowment. Through this fun program, HMA is contributing to a culture of creativity in Huntington. Museum Educator G.W. Lanham providing professional development to area pre-K teachers at the Huntington Area Early Childhood Conference. The display is all set up and ready for crowds at ChiliFest. At Barboursville Library kids making art along the national library theme, Ready, Get Set, Read. Kids enjoying self-expression at the Huntington Music and Arts Festival. Kids making caterpillars after reading Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar at Rotary Gardens Literacy & Art Camp. Painting with a pepper at ChiliFest.