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Art Talks – How Art Strengthens Your Learning Skills, at MVAC

November 16, 2023 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Art Talks – How Art Strengthens Your Learning Skills

by Lanette Blankenship from Snead State Community College

November 16th, 12:30 – 1:30 PM

at MVAC Gallery


Art Educator Lanette Blankenship to speak at MVAC

Mountain Valley Arts Council will host Lanette Blankenship for its Art Talks event on Thursday, November 16th from 12:30 – 1:30 PM.  She is a full-time Art Instructor presiding over Snead State Community College’s Art Department in Boaz, Alabama. This Art Talks should interest parents and grandparents of school-age children since Mrs. Blankenship’s topic is “How Art Enhances Your Learning Skills”.

Lanette received her Bachelor’s degree of Fine Arts in 2011 from The University of Alabama at Birmingham and Master’s of Fine Arts in 2014 from Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ.

Since 2012, she has taught in graduate school, at non-profit after-school programs like Space One Eleven in Birmingham, AL, and with Auburn University’s Prisons Arts Education + Project where she went inside a prison to teach watercolor classes. She taught for three years as an adjunct instructor at The University of Alabama at Birmingham, and for five years as the full-time lead Art Instructor in the art area in the Humanities and Fine Arts Department at Lawson State Community College in Birmingham, Alabama. With this deep background in art education, she is very well-equipped to discuss art and learning skills.

Lanette coordinated an exhibit of her students’ art at MVAC in April 2023. She worked the exhibit logistics (contracts, inventories, labels, insurance, receptions) into the classes’ learning. The exhibit was such a success that another exhibit of her students’ art will be held at MVAC March & April 2024.

These monthly ART TALKS are free and open to the public since they are funded by Marshall County business sponsors including Citizens Bank & Trust, Sand Mountain Toyota, Rodney’s Flowers, MVAC members, and the City of Guntersville. Attendees will be surrounded by the current Holiday Art Market which features some 25 artists’ work that will make unique holiday gifts.


November 16, 2023
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm


Mountain Valley Arts Council


Mountain Valley Arts Council Gallery
440 Gunter Avenue
Guntersville, AL 35976 United States
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