Livingston Arts and Livingston County Veteran’s Services Agency jointly announce that the Scholastic Arts Scholarships will be renamed the Staff Sergeant Alexandria Mae Gleason Morrow Art Scholarship Awards.
As planned, Livingston Arts will host prize-winning student art from high school students throughout the Genesee Valley region at Livingston Arts, 4 Murray Hill Drive, Mount Morris, from Saturday, April 1, 2017 through Saturday, April 29, 2017 during regular gallery hours. The show is free and open to the public.
The public is invited to the closing reception on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 3pm. Two seniors pursuing an arts-related field in college will receive the Staff Sergeant Alexandria Mae Gleason Morrow Art Scholarship Awards. The scholarships are underwritten by Steed Energy.
Poignant Memorial Commemorates Fallen Airman
Air Force Staff Sergeant Alexandria Mae Gleason Morrow, a Dansville native, aspired to become an art teacher after concluding her military service. The scholarship honors her lifelong interest in art and commemorates her legacy of service.
“Even after her passing, Airman Gleason Morrow continues to serve, opening the door for others to a career in the arts, sadly one that she will never pass through herself,” explained Jason Skinner, Director of Veteran Services for Livingston County. “Alexandria was a student artist in our Scholastic Art Show. Her enthusiasm and love for art enriched her entire community. We are honored to commemorate her by naming this scholarship as a memorial to her and her dream to become an art teacher.”
Executive Director Harris also announced that Airman Gleason Morrow’s family will receive a lifetime membership at Livingston Arts, offering free admission and use of the facility.
Temporary Exhibit of “Chucks”
Airman Gleason Morrow a former participant in the Livingston Arts Scholastic Art Show. Dansville Superintendent Paul Alioto has agreed to loan her vibrant and energetic mixed media work, “Chucks”, from Dansville High School to Livingston Arts from Wednesday, April 26 through Saturday, April 29, 2017.