AMA TEEN ART BOARD
THE LOVE FOR LIBERTY HOUSE KIDS ART SUPPLIES DRIVE IS UNDERWAY FEB 1-28, 2021!
The Albany Museum of Art Teen Art Board will be collecting art supplies throughout February for children at the Liberty House of Albany.
The Love for Liberty House art supply drive by the AMA Teen Art Board will place throughout February.
See the WALB News report here.
Liberty House, observing its 40th anniversary this year, is a non-profit organization that provides services for victims of domestic violence and their children. The organization, which serves 17 counties in Southwest Georgia, provides a wide range of services, including emergency shelter, to meet the needs of domestic violence victims, their children and families. It operates a crisis line around the clock and provided domestic violence education and prevention programs. Liberty House services are free of charge, and are available to all men, women and their children who are victims of domestic violence.
Liberty House Executive Director Diane Rogers says the donations will help her organization work with the children they serve.
“When people think of Liberty House, they think of adults, but we serve children, too,” Rogers said. “Last fiscal year, 50% of the percent of the population of those in shelter were children.”
While the children are with them, they try to expose them to opportunities they may not have had, including enrichment activities. “Art is part of that,” she said. “We do lots of activities with the kids, incorporating some therapeutic ways of dealing with their trauma.”
Collection boxes for the art supplies drive will be at Deerfield-Windsor School and the Albany Museum of Art.
You can read the full news release HERE.
How You Can Help
Please make sure your donations are new or unopened, and has non-toxic materials.
Please donate art supplies that are appropriate for elementary school-age children.
Donations may be made at collection boxes at the Albany Museum of Art and at Deerfield-Windsor School.
All cash and gift card donations will be given to Liberty House to use to replenish children's art supplies as needed
The Love for Liberty House Wish List
Members of the Albany Museum of Art Teen Art Board are, from left, Tremia Hawkins, Sarah Katherine Harris, Anna Plowden and Kierra Brown. The group has launch a drive to collect art supplies for kids who come to Liberty House of Albany. Liberty House officials say about half of those who came to its domestic abuse shelter were children, and that the art supplies will help with its mission to serve them. The Love for Liberty House art supplies drive will take place throughout February.
What is AMA Teen Art Board?
Albany Museum of Art is looking for dedicated, enthusiastic high school students to become a part of our museum! TAB is a leadership program that consists of hardworking, creative teenagers who want to engage with art in their community.
Who can apply?
We’re looking for teens who will be high school juniors or seniors during the 2021-22 school year that are highly motivated and passionate about art and developing community projects. They must be able to commit to attending meetings during the school year and assisting with occasional events.
You can apply to be an AMA Teen Art Board member by filling out and submitting the application found HERE.
What does TAB include?
(Please note that many of the following activities are not taking place right now because of current public health guidelines.)
Those selected for the Teen Art Board will commit to regularly attending meetings during the school year. Members will also assist in conducting special events at the museum. Each member will enjoy a complimentary student membership and gain a behind-the-scenes understanding of how museums operate. The program will enhance students’ foundational knowledge of art history, museum work, and creative careers through workshops, lectures, and discussions with staff and artists.
Meetings take place one or two afternoons per month during the school year, or as needed. Members develop creative programming and coordinate community events. They plan, support, and promote teen initiatives at the AMA and within the community.
TAB designs and executes one project, targeted at teens, that will be made available to the museum’s audience at large in December. They attend and participate in lectures, group discussions, and artist workshops as well as serve as volunteers assisting with museum classes, public events and community programs.