American University Museum
WFF Grants Committee Director and Renowned Artist Sharon Wolpoff facilitated a Kids @ The Katzen Program
Supporting Regional Art History & Art Education Offerings for Kids
Since we opened the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center five-and-one-half years ago, the Wolpoff Family Foundation has played a major role in our ability to create publications and programs that make a difference in our community. Foundation grants made possible the production of catalogues documenting the work of artists important to the history of the region like Ben L. Summerford, Ron Haynie , and Tom Green.
And, thanks to the Foundation, we are now working to expand our highly successful Kids @ The Katzen program to reach older children and supplement the art education offerings of our local schools. We look forward to future productive collaborations with the Wolpoff Family Foundation.
Sincerely, Jack Rasmussen, Ph.D., Director and Curator, American University Museum
Artist and WFF Board Member Sharon Wolpoff facilitated a Kids @ The Katzen Program and shares her experience:
To spark the imagination of a child is a truly rewarding experience, especially in such a special place as the AU Museum. Here, children are invited not only to look at the art, but they are also invited to make art. As a professional artist, I was given the opportunity to teach a Kids @ The Katzen session last Fall. For two hours on a Sunday afternoon, 35 children and a bevy of Museum volunteers got lost in the pleasure of cutting and pasting paper in order to create collage portraits. We made a mess, we made noise, we made vibrant art together- we had the time of our lives! It was extraordinarily fulfilling to take part in a program designed to help children discover art as a means of expression.
Sharon Wolpoff, Grants Committee Director, Wolpoff Family Foundation