Artsonia & the Arts Foundation
Debbie Wells, president of Washington Wilkes Arts Foundation, presents a check to Melanie Stokes, K-8 art teacher for Wilkes County schools, to fund the entire art program for the school system. “Our annual contribution is sizable because it funds the art programs for the primary school, the elementary school, and the middle school,” Wells said. The curriculum includes instruction in the elements and principles of art, art history, art techniques, and exposure to a variety of art media. “Wilkes County is in the elite minority as a smaller school system providing art instruction for its students,” she said. A sampling of student art can be viewed at www.artsonia.com. Look for the listings of each school.
Pope receives Arts Foundation scholarship
John Pope (center), a senior at W-WCHS, was awarded a $500 scholarship from the Washington-Wilkes Arts Foundation by the foundation’s Susan D. Pope. The scholarship money was raised at the party to celebrate Hillary Lindsey’s Oscar nomination in February. “John was awarded this scholarship because of his talent and dedication to music,” she said.
Spring & Fall Art Festivals
For the last eight years, the Foundation has sponsored the Washington Connections Fall Arts Festival, a weekend of art exhibits on the square, and the Spring Music/Arts Festival, a weekend of music & art for the community.
The Spring Music/Arts Festival celebrates music & art by bringing outstanding artists and musicians to Washington for a weekend of community enrichment and enjoyment. The festival which includes many different expressions of art & music is open to the public.
Artsonia & the Arts Foundation
Debbie Wells, president of Washington Wilkes Arts Foundation, presents a check to Melanie Stokes, K-8 art teacher for Wilkes County schools, to fund the entire art program for the school system. “Our annual contribution is sizable because it funds the art programs for the primary school, the elementary school, and the middle school,” Wells said. The curriculum includes instruction in the elements and principles of art, art history, art techniques, and exposure to a variety of art media. “Wilkes County is in the elite minority as a smaller school system providing art instruction for its students,” she said. A sampling of student art can be viewed at www.artsonia.com. Look for the listings of each school.