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CMA wins two awards for art education by South Carolina Art Education Association

COLUMBIA, SC – The Columbia Museum of Art received two awards by South Carolina Art Education Association (SCAEA) on Friday, October 26 at a reception during the annual development conference in Myrtle Beach, SC.

The CMA received the 2012 SCAEA Business Supporter of Art Education Award for its dedication in providing learning opportunities for students, teachers and the community. The CMA first won this award in 2004.

“The CMA is a motivating and supportive force for the visual arts in South Carolina,” SCAEA Past President, Steven Bailey, said. “They have provided a location for the exhibition of many artists and works that would not otherwise be available. They have also been very supportive of the arts scene by providing space for exhibitions, celebrations, classes, talks and lectures. Specifically, they have provided studio space for the National Arts Honors Society conventions, conferences and board meetings. The CMA has gone out of its way to be generous and supportive.”

CMA Director of Education, Kerry Kuhlkin-Hornsby, was named 2012 SCAEA Museum Art Educator of the Year for the development of many innovative and popular education programs. This award is based on outstanding teaching and program development, strong advocacy for the arts and a history of active participation in SCAEA at the local and state level.

“Kerry is a tireless art educator who has made impressive strides in all aspects of museum education,” USC Associate Professor of Art, Karen Heid, said. “Most notably, she works with community and state organizations to build partnerships and works to expand the summer programming, the docent corps and the opportunities for visual arts teachers around the state.”

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