MYRTLE BEACH, SC.-
Lori Seckinger, Education Coordinator for the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum
, has been elected to the board of the South Carolina Art Education Association (SCAEA) for a two-year term beginning in January. Seckinger will hold the post of Museum Education Coordinator.
The SCAEA has been in existence since 1924 and currently numbers more than 500 members. The organization works with arts agencies and organizations in promoting the arts and advocating for quality arts education in the state.
Seckinger, a native of Michigan, has been an educator in the museum field for over eight years. She has been with the Art Museum since 2005 and a member of SCAEA, as well as its national counterpart, NAEA, for three years. Seckinger said that this was her first invitation to be a member of the SCAEA board.
Seckingers educational background is in studio arts, specifically printmaking, as well as in museum studies.
I have a great interest in the arts and Ive seen what an integral role art plays in the success of children and adults alike, Seckinger said. I am honored to be chosen Museum Education Coordinator for the Board of South Carolina Art Education Association.
In addition to an annual conference, SCAEA sponsors mini-conferences and Art Walks across the state. Art Walks are art teacher field trips designed to provide members with experiences and information about artists and art resources in S.C. The group also sponsors the annual Art Honor Society conference for high school students and their teachers.