FLORENCE – The Kennedy-Douglass Art Center Volunteers Endowments Committee has awarded grants for art project supplies for the 2020 spring semester. Lauderdale County art teacher Dusty Farris received checks to cover supplies for separate weaving and sculpting projects at five Lauderdale County schools. She travels between Brooks Elementary, Central Elementary, Underwood Elementary, Waterloo Elementary and Waterloo High School.

Other grant awards include one for Tina Raper and a Hackleburg Elementary program that combines the performing and visual arts. Her students will use the art supplies to build sets for their drama and music productions. Riverhill School teacher, Lisa Wallace, and Shoals Christian School teacher, Paige Stephens, received grants for art display panels that will be used to display the student’s artwork—to promote pride in their artwork. Kilby Laboratory School art teacher, Jamie Pothier, received funds for art supplies to develop a cross-curricular project with the history teacher that promotes civil rights and social justice.

Photographs and art from all the projects will be displayed at Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts during Arts Alive, May 16 - 17.