How are you involved with the Gadsden Arts Center & Museum?
I started as a volunteer in 1989 for the first Art in Gadsden which was very exciting! The community came together then and has continued to do so all these years. I began working for Gadsden Arts when we opened our first gallery space on Adams Street and have been a part of the staff here at Gadsden Arts since 2000. Along the way, I was asked if I would manage the Gift Shop, and I’ve enjoyed doing so ever since.
Why do you invest your time and resources in the Gadsden Arts Center & Museum?
Most Saturdays you’ll find me here from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; it’s more than a job for me and feels like home. I love it!
What is the #1 reason you feel the Gadsden Arts Center & Museum has value for the people in our community?
Everyone is welcome; memberships are appreciated but you certainly don’t have to be a member to come by to see our wonderful exhibitions, take part in art classes (adults and children), shop in the museum shop, participate in summer camps, and on and on. We’re right on the Square downtown Quincy, so no need to travel to Tallahassee to see a first class exhibit…we have them right here!
Describe one specific instance or experience in which the Gadsden Arts Center & Museum touched your life.
I’ve been very touched by the support and commitment people in our community (as well as our neighboring communities) have shown for what we do. The enthusiasm continues thanks to my amazing co-workers and the other wonderful people who help insure that the joy art brings, is available to all. So, there are many individual moments but the most moving thing to me, is that we are still doing it and thriving.