"I feel very fortunate that two of my favorite artists, Jasper Johns and William H. Johnson, are both a prominent part of the collection at the GCMA. The collection of Jasper Johns work alone is astounding to me. Personally, I became an artist because of Jasper Johns. I was introduced to Jasper John's work as a teenager by one of my high school art teachers who thought I would like his work. And oh boy, was he right. That introduction led me to become an artist and teacher.⠀
I’m an instructor for the Youth Base Program and I teach various summer camps and Sundays at 2 programs at the GCMA. I have so much fun teaching the classes, and I love the freedom and inspiration the museum offers to our students and visitors. My work with the Youth Base Program has been particularly rewarding and I look forward to our studio time together. I love to see the kids come to the museum and have a good time making art. How can you not leave with a smile on your face?”⠀
Over the next two weeks, we’ll be sharing real testimonies of the GCMA’s impact on people in our community with #myGCMAstory. Will you consider a contribution to the GCMA this Giving Tuesday? When you open your checkbook, you help write the #GCMAstory--one of generosity, engagement, and world-renowned art.