Salem Arts Association proudly presented this year’s scholarship to Kaylyn Sverker. Kaylyn’s art explorations have gone beyond Salem High School attending art classes for six years at RAW Art Works in Lynn. For four of those years Kaylyn participated in the Real to Reel Film School program. Kaylyn also helps her mother with Timmy’s Angels, a non-profit that assists children and families on the North Shore. One of Kaylyn’s Real to Reel films is a promotion for Timmy’s Angels. Kaylyn will be attending Montserrat College of Art.
Via a virtual presentation using ZOOM we awarded our 2020 Scholarship was awarded by James Bostick, Salem Arts Association President, from our new galleries with Kaylin Sverker, Her parents Staci and Carl, members of the Hardy and Beaulieu families in attendance including Daniel and Matthew Beaulieu, Sons of Paula Beaulieu, and members of Ellen Hardy’s family including her parents Lois and Paul Hardy, brother Paul Hardy, and sisters Patricia Hardy and Cheryl Hardy-Faraci.
This year’s award was a combination of two scholarship awards - The Paula Beaulieu Arts Scholarship and The Ellen Hardy Scholarship. 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. Ellen Hardy 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.
Kaylyn reacted to receiving the award: “I feel honored that you chose me for this scholarship. Art and filmmaking has always been a passion of mine. I’m attending Montserrat this upcoming fall. Being awarded this scholarship, this will help me with paying any expenses. “