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The Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry (CML) honors Meryl Weber, a local mosaic artist and retired educator, as the third recipient of the Artist in Residence Program. Weber will take residence in the Museum’s dedicated Art Room for three months to conduct hands-on workshops, weekly drop-in classes and informal demonstrations for Lowcountry children and their families. Meeting Street Academy, a local Title One School, will also meet with Weber for weekly workshops.
This project was funded in part by John M. Dunnan Galleries, Gilchrist/Bissell Wealth Management Group of Morgan Keegan, City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs and the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Program through their joint administration of the Lowcountry Quarterly Arts Grant Program and the South Carolina Arts Commission which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation of SC.
ORIGIN OF THE ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM
Anne Darby Parker has been an artist all her life. It was her imaginative vision and passion for arts education that founded the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry and will continue to inspire children and families for years to come. She is a native of Charleston, SC and resides on Sullivan’s Island with her husband and three children. Anne’s first exposure to the arts was through the lens of a camera where she found capturing the human spirit to be her passion. After years of photography, Anne made the transition from the camera to the paint brush. Her oil paintings reflect her deep Southern Lowcountry roots. Her photographs and works of art have been exhibited throughout South Carolina and Washington, DC. In addition to being CML Founder and Board Member, Parker is also a member of the Sullivan’s Island Plein Air Painters, the Charleston Artist Guild and is on the Board of the SC Arts Foundation.