The Art Mobile started the new year strong with a visit to the state capitol during the meeting of the legislature. With the help of two board members, Penny Price-Swanson and Bob Worthy, the mobile gallery was set up in the beautiful rotunda where we could chat with passing Senators, State Representatives, and other capitol visitors.
Our goal was to spread the word about the Art Mobile of Montana. With support from local politicians, we hope to reach more and more students every year. Because of our grants from the Montana Arts Council, we know that state support is vital to our continuing service to arts education in Montana.
The lovely Rep. Susan Webber from House District 16 stopped by to show her support for the Art Mobile. She is pictured here with work by Lauren Monroe (top left), "Bulbs" by Bev Beck Glueckert (top right). Below are "These Boots" by Cathryn Sugg (bottom left) and "Choose Your Own Adventure: We Told Her Not To," by Rebecca Weed.
Rep. Jean Price (HD 24) was kind enough to introduce me to the House. Doing so encouraged members to stop by and talk with us. Also pictured here is Dennis Parman, Executive Director of Montana Rural Education Association. We were very glad to meet him and hope that we can work together in the future to serve rural communities.