With great pride Salem Arts Association presented scholarships to Elizabeth Embick-Porter and Connor Heenan at Salem High School.
Connor Heenan was awarded The Paula Beaulieu Arts Scholarship. Connor will attend the Massachusetts College of Art and Design to study fine art and design. Connor has been active in many school programs including yearbook, band/music programs, Honor Society, and has shown work in a special exhibition at the Endicott College gallery. Connor was the recipient of the 2017 Art Speaks Award.
Paula Beaulieu was an active artist in the Salem Arts Association and taught young and old alike through her program “Connect with Their Creativity.” Her family has chosen Salem Arts Association and Salem High School as beneficiaries of any donations made in her honor.
Presenting for the Paula Beaulieu Scholarship was her son Daniel Beaulieu.
Elizabeth Embick-Porter Received The Ellen Hardy Memorial Scholarship. Elizabeth will be attending the film program at University of New Mexico, Albuquerque to study art and filmmaking. In addition to her studies at Salem High School Elizabeth has also participated in the Raw Art Works Reel 2 Reel film program for the past five years.
This is the first year fo the Ellen Hardy Scholarship. Ironically today is Ellens birthday. Ellen was a profound influence on the Salem artistic scene through her involvement with the Salem Public Arts Commission, the annual Salem Arts Festival, and Salem Arts Association, which she advocated heavily for. Ellen served for several years as a member and president of Salem Arts Association.
Presenting for the Ellen Hardy Scholarship was her Mother Lois Hardy, father Paul Hardy, Her husband Kenneth Weaver, Brother Paul Hardy, and two sisters Cheryl Hardy-Faraci and Patricia Hardy.
Attending the presentation at Salem High School, Along with our winners Connor Heenan and Elizabeth Embick-Porter, was Principal David Angeramo, Art Department Chairperson Lynne Mullen, Salem Arts Association Board Members James Bostick (president), Judith Coughlin (Vice President), and Joanna Shellenberger (Treasurer).