Request Line: (870) 277-1080 [email protected]
Text Your Gift to KLEK1 to 44-321 LEARN MORE

Your Community Radio Station is possible thanks to this supporter!  Become an underwriter.

Rea Charitable Trust Supports Bradbury Art Museum

August 8, 2019


JONESBORO – Arkansas State University has received a $25,000 gift from the Rea Charitable Trust for the Bradbury Art Museum’s educational programming.

This brings the trust’s total giving history to $70,000 in the last four years in support of the museum’s increased emphasis on educational opportunities for young people.

“We are very appreciative for our education partners in the arts,” stated Dr. Carl Cates, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Communication.  “The critical thinking and analysis skills developed in the programming supported by the Rea Charitable Trust will positively impact countless students,”

Jacqueline Brightwell, director of BAM, commented, “We are truly grateful to the Rea Charitable Trust for their continued support of Bradbury Art Museum. Since 2016, their generosity has been pivotal in developing and enriching our educational outreach.”

Support from the Rea Charitable Trust will allow BAM to continue offering this public outreach, which has successfully engaged thousands of participants.

“The Rea Charitable Trust’s generosity has facilitated the development of BAM’s new summer program,” added education coordinator Haley Voges.  “Our first art camps were a tremendous success, and growing interest suggests that trend will continue.”

An exhibition space adjacent to the museum is dedicated to display participants’ artwork created in BAM workshops, after-school programs and summer classes.  The display helps to better engage the community in positive, artistic experiences that foster individual and civic pride.

By providing an affirmative culmination to these art experiences, where all involved succeed, our citizens, and especially our youth, will better appreciate and understand the value of the arts.

Classes for local youth are provided throughout the year. These include artmaking sessions, museum tours, and conversations about how to view and interpret works of art. Staff has found that continuity is a significant factor in program success.  Accordingly, BAM now offers this after-school programming during summer months.

Each fall high school students visit the museum, select an artwork, and in response create a new work and a written statement with their thoughts about that piece. This year, high schools from 11 local counties will be invited to participate. The program culminates in a competitive exhibition, “Inspired,” held at BAM at the end of each year.

The Rea Charitable Trust was created in 2009 with its primary purpose being the promotion of the arts.

Isabel McClintic Rea, born December 31, 1917, into a well-known Midland, Texas, ranching family, was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. McClintic.  After completing high school in Midland with the class of 1935, she majored in music at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Va.

She married Bryce Rea Jr. and had one son, Charles Bryce Rea.  Mrs. Rea, who became known as one of Midland’s most talented pianists, died in 2004.

# # #

Original article source: | Article may or may not reflect the views of KLEK 102.5 FM or The Voice of Arkansas Minority Advocacy Council

0 0 votes
Article Rating

Related Articles

Endowed Joel Gambill Scholarship Highlighted 100th Herald Celebration

11/23/2021 JONESBORO — Retired faculty member Dr. Joel Gambill received a nice surprise when it was announced that a scholarship has been endowed in his name in the School of Read more

Red Wolves Fall In Close 24-22 Contest To Texas State

Justin Manning Game Recap: Football | 11/27/2021 5:31:00 PM Story Links JONESBORO, Ark. (11/27/21) – A 48-yard field goal attempt by Blake Grupe fell to the Allison Field turf in Read more

A-State Falls 75-51 To Morehead State

Story Links Box Score JONESBORO, Ark. (11/26/21) – Desi Sills dropped 15 points, with 9 in the second half, but the Arkansas State men's basketball team could not overcome a Read more

Theatre Students to Present Radio Play Adaptation of ‘A Christmas Carol’

11/18/2021 JONESBORO — Arkansas State University's Department of Theatre will continue its 2021-2022 season with "A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play," adapted from Charles Dickens’ famous story by David Norris, Read more


Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Your Community Radio Station is possible thanks to this supporter!  Become an underwriter.

Pin It on Pinterest