Albany Museum of Art Announces The Libby Womack Holiday Workshop

Dec 10, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:           Cristin Kirbo

                        Director of Marketing & Public Relations

            (229) 439-8400

            ckirbo@albanymuseum.com

 

Albany, GA – The Albany Museum of Art is pleased to announce The Libby Womack Holiday Workshop, scheduled on Mon., Dec. 22 and Tues., Dec. 23 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. for children grades K4 – 5, with smaller work groups made by age and grade level. The workshop will take place at the museum at 311 Meadowlark Drive in Albany, adjacent to Darton State College on Gillionville.

The Libby Womack Holiday Workshop, sponsored by Mr. Jim Womack, provides a great opportunity for kids to get creative at the museum during the holidays. These half-day workshops offer gallery explorations, art instruction and fun art-making projects. Different instruction and activities are planned each day to keep kids lively so your child can attend one or both days.

While the museum has hosted holiday camps, classes and workshops in the past, this is the first workshop named in memory of the late Libby Womack, a long-time friend, educator and trustee at the Albany Museum of Art. Her husband of 39 years, Jim, is now a trustee for the museum, where he continues to honor her life and the significant contributions she made in the community.

“Libby was very passionate about education and art and believed art was critical to development and in opening up the children’s minds, particularly early grade level children,” Jim said. “She was totally committed to the museum and public education, always seeking ways to bring kids into the museum, including working with the county school system on field trips to the museum.”

Libby graduated with honors from The University of Georgia before earning her Masters from Emory University. She received her Lifetime Teaching Certificate in mathematics and science, and taught middle school and high school in Dougherty County, even teaching at the college level for Mercer University’s Atlanta campus.

Libby strongly believed in academic coaching and tutoring and began organizing programs for underprivileged students in Dougherty County, just one of the reasons she was once named as Dougherty County’s Woman of the Year.

“She was unbelievable; I never understood where she got all of her energy from,” Jim said. “The work she did at the museum for the kids paid dividends in their lives. After she became ill, several former students, parents and teachers let her know how impactful and enriching her work was in their lives.”

The cost for the workshop for museum members is $35/day or $60/both days and $40/day or $70/day for nonmembers. For more details and registration information visit www.albanymuseum.com or call (229) 439 – 8400. Space is limited.

The Albany Museum of Art, located in Albany, Georgia, houses an impressive collection that includes 19th and 20th century American and European art as well as a substantial collection of sub-Saharan African art including masks, sculpture, pottery, textiles, and musical instruments.  The Albany Museum of Art is accredited by the American Association of Museums.  The Albany Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.  Admission is free.

 

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