Lansing Art Gallery and Education Center Executive Director Barb Whitney has been selected as a 2018 Distinguished Service Award recipient by the Michigan Art Education Association.
According to the Michigan Art Education Association, “Ms. Whitney has given many years of dedicated service advocating for and creating high-quality arts education experiences. The criteria for becoming the MAEA distinguished service recipient is very rigorous and the candidates must demonstrate evidence of their high standards, commitment and dedication in their field. Ms. Whitney is truly an exemplary champion of art education.”
Whitney expressed her gratitude stating, “Students deserve champions who believe in the value of arts education, and our work is fostering this paradigm shift. I am honored and humbled to be in the company of arts education advocates and practitioners who have changed the face of arts education both from a grassroots level and within a national framework for success. Arts education has the power to empower and enrich students, families and our society.”