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Jackson Student Carson Meyer Wins Museum Art Leadership Scholarship April 18, 2014  |  Categories: Awards

National Museum of Wildlife Art gives $2,000 award to Teton County senior

Jackson Hole High School senior Carson Meyer’s love of climbing, expressed through film, photography and public service, won him this year’s Art Leadership Scholarship from the National Museum of Wildlife Art.

Jackson Hole, Wyoming – April 18, 2014 – Jackson high school senior Carson Meyer is the recipient of the Art Leadership Scholarship in Honor of the Memory of Dick Jennings. The $2,000 award is given annually by the National Museum of Wildlife Art with support from the Community Focus Committee of the Board of Trustees to a Teton County high school senior with a passion for fine art who uses his or her artistic talent to explore humanity’s relationship with nature.

“Dick Jennings was a dedicated museum board member whose memory invites us to reflect on how important it is to care about the community you live in and give of yourself to the causes you feel passionate about,” says the museum’s Sugden Family Curator of Education and Exhibits Jane Lavino. “Carson Meyer, our 2014 scholarship winner, embodies these ideals with his passion for photography and filmmaking, and his ambition in seeking out ways both to improve his skills and to use his talent to give back to others.”

Lavino presented the award to Meyer, who hopes to study photography and film in college next year at Montana State University, on April 16 as part of Scholarship Night held at Jackson Hole High School. Dick Jennings’ wife, Lisa, and their son Tommy were also present to award the scholarship.

A senior at Jackson Hole High School, Carson Meyer made a film documenting the JHHS Climbing Club’s ascent of the Grand Teton and has contributed his talents as a volunteer and mentor to the middle school climbing club. Meyer also spent a week at the National Museum of Wildlife Art improving his skills with professional photographers in the Photography at the Summit workshop.

A member of the Association of Art Museum Directors and the Museums West consortium and accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the museum, officially designated the National Museum of Wildlife Art of the United States by an act of Congress in 2008, provides an exciting calendar of exhibitions from its permanent collection and changing exhibitions from around the globe. A complete schedule of exhibitions and events is available online at www.wildlifeart.org. The museum is also active on Facebook and on Twitter at @WildlifeArtJH.

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