Ulster Savings awards $1K to WAAM

Students in Roberta Ziemba’s art class from Bennett Elementary School were featured in A Different Kind of School Year at WAAM, Y.E.S. Gallery, April 9 – May 23.

The Woodstock Artist Association & Museum (WAAM) has been awarded $1,000 from Ulster Savings Bank to support its art education programs for 2021. The COVID pandemic has resulted in a reduction of public funding for arts education programs in schools. WAAM has been offering supplemental arts education programming to students through its partnerships with local school districts.

“Our Art for Education programs, which encompass a range of offerings for school groups, families, youth and college-aged artists, closely align with the bank’s goal of serving the local community,” said Nicole Goldberg, executive director of WAAM. “Art education is integral to our mission and has been a driving force of our programming since the WAAM’s establishment over 100 years ago.” The program is run by Beth Humphrey, education curator, since 2007.

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For more information about the Woodstock Artist Association & Museum, visit www.woodstockart.org. Tax-exempt, not-for-profit organizations located in Ulster, Dutchess and Orange Counties may be eligible for grants from the bank. To learn more, visit www.ulstersavings.com.

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