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First Adult Scholarship Offered At Armory Art Center
(West Palm Beach, FL) - The Edith Rubinow Scholarship Fund was recently established at the Armory Art Center, according to Therese Shehan, executive director for the West Palm Beach based visual arts and exhibition center. The $10,000 scholarship will be awarded over the next 10 years, and has been created by Dr. Bernard Rubinow – in loving memory of his wife Edith.
“Through Edith’s experience at the Armory Arts Center, she progressed from a painter to an artist,” explains Rubinow. “She developed a greater sense of self-esteem and grew both as an artist and as an individual. Because of her studies there, her experience of life was made greater.”
Mrs. Rubinow was a student at the Armory for five years. She took many classes with instructor Sam Perry, who has been teaching painting and drawing classes at the Armory since 1987. Dr. Rubinow stated it was his pleasure to witness an artistic growth in Edith during her tenure at the Armory, and it was a fitting choice for the scholarship fund in her memory.
“Edith was very fond of painting in the impressionistic style,” said Perry. “Due to the innocence of her artistic experience she was an inspiration to the entire class. I was not alone in my affection for her; she blossomed in the environment and was an inspiration to me as an artist.”
The scholarship will be awarded each spring during the Armory’s Student Show with this year’s presentation scheduled for March 15th, 2007. The deadline for entering is February 1st, 2007. Scholarships will be given to students who show financial need and wish to attend a painting class at the Armory. Also, students who show themselves as being “most improved” and selected “best student in show” will be considered for a scholarship. This season’s Student Juried Show is runs from March 14th through April 13th. Session 2 classes, which include offerings by instructor Sam Perry as well as many other distinguished teaching artists, begin November 6th and end December 16th. To view a course schedule, visit www.armoryart.org.
“This is the first adult scholarship fund established at the Armory,” said Shehan. “With more than 100 scholarships in place for our youth programs, it is exciting to know we are able to provide art education to adults who may not have the means to exercise their artistic and creative energies. We hope this is the beginning of many adult scholarship opportunities.”
The Armory Art Center is a not-for-profit community-based visual arts center providing opportunities for individual growth, self-expression, increased awareness and appreciation of the arts through participation in studio, exhibition, lecture and other educational programs. The Center seeks to educate, enrich and engage a diverse population through the "experience of art," and is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council, and the Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council. For more information on the Armory Art Center and call 561.832.1776 ext. 21 or visit the Armory’s website at www.armoryart.org.