On Sunday, January 23rd, the LUX Center for the Arts awarded 37 LPS students with $500 scholarships through the LUX Art Scholar Program. Each award recipient received a certificate, t-shirt, and kit of painting and drawing supplies to take home. Plus, they got to enjoy an afternoon with their families exploring the LUX and doing various art activities.
The winning students were selected by their school’s art teachers based on their artistic ability and the possibility for this scholarship to be transformative in their life. With the scholarship, these students will be able to take almost a year’s worth of classes at the LUX.
The LUX Art Scholar program is generously supported by the Pearle Francis Finigan Foundation and the Pace Woods Foundation. It is also made possible by funds donated by people in the Lincoln community who believe in the value of teaching our youth how to express their creative energy in a positive way. Research shows that visual art can be a valuable alternative language for self-expression and helps to build self-confidence and creative problem-solving skills. These benefits can reach far beyond the art classroom and have a positive lasting impact on a child's wellbeing.
The LUX Art Scholar program is sustaining our mission and helping us to create the next generation of artists and creative leaders in our community.