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Lucinda Harger Receives Dick Jennings Memorial Art Scholarship

May 17, 2021

Jackson Hole High School Senior Lucinda Harger (Lucy) is the recipient of the National Museum of Wildlife Art’s Art Leadership Scholarship in Honor of the Memory of Dick Jennings. The $4,000 award is given annually by the Museum to a Teton County high school senior with a passion for fine art who plans to study art at the college level.

“Dick Jennings was a dedicated museum board member whose memory inspires us to give of ourselves to the people and things we feel passionate about,” says Jane Lavino, the Museum’s Sugden Chief Curator of Education.

“For me art has always been a way for me to not only express my emotions but a way to work towards better understanding my own emotions and feelings as well. I want to be able to capture a small part of the world as I see and experience it so I can share those ideas with others,” says Lucy.

Lucy has a passion for drawing, and painting as well as psychology. She is interested in pursuing a degree in art therapy. “I want to pursue a degree in Art Therapy so I can include art in my life because not only is it my passion, but because I truly believe it can help others. I ultimately want to someday build my own organization dedicated to providing youth with a space to experiment with art and be given supportive and open-minded therapy, to help them heal and develop healthy coping mechanisms.”

Outside of school, Lucy has worked as an assistant teacher at the Art Association of Jackson Hole, and at BigR as a sales associate. She has been a participating artist in local exhibitions and fundraisers that support local nonprofit organizations. She will be attending Metropolitan State University in Denver Colorado.

We wish Lucy the best as she uses her talents and passions to help others live productive, meaningful lives filled with art.

Act of Kindness, oil pastel

 

This year’s scholarship was funded by Make it Wild, an online art making series. Purchase recordings of the classes to continue supporting the Art Leadership Scholarship in Honor of the Memory of Dick Jennings. Live classes will resume in the fall.

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