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MCLA PROFESSOR TO RECEIVE ‘MASSACHUSETTS FRIEND OF ART EDUCATION OF THE YEAR AWARD’

10/07/16

NORTH ADAMS, MASS. — Dr. Lisa Donovan, a fine and performing arts professor at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), has been selected to receive the Massachusetts Friend of Art Education of the Year Award for 2017 at the 2016 Massachusetts Art Education Association (MAEA) Conference, “Redefining Art Education,” on Saturday, Nov. 12, at Lesley University in Cambridge.

Donovan was selected for her passion and dedication to creative learning and the arts, for the great work she does in the field of art education, and for her contributions to teaching and learning in Massachusetts, according to the MAEA Awards Committee.

An affiliate of the National Art Education Association (NAEA) since 1975, MAEA is Massachusetts’ professional association for art educators. MAEA’s mission is to advance high quality visual arts education throughout the state by empowering art educators to excel in the practice, instruction, promotion, and celebration of visual art.

MAEA members include elementary, secondary, middle level, pre-service and retired art teachers; university and college professors; museum art education directors; and administrators and supervisors who oversee art education in many of the state’s school districts.

According to MAEA, its award recipients exemplify highly qualified individuals active in the field of art education today: leaders, teachers, students, scholars, researchers, and advocates who make significant contributions to the profession.

For more information, please visit the MAEA website at www.massarted.com.

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) is the Commonwealth's public liberal arts college and a campus of the Massachusetts state university system. MCLA promotes excellence in learning and teaching, innovative scholarship, intellectual creativity, public service, applied knowledge, and active and responsible citizenship. MCLA graduates are prepared to be practical problem solvers and engaged, resilient global citizens.

For more information, go to www.mcla.edu.