ArtMix Student Wins National Award
Writer / Kara Reibel
Meghan McNeal, an ArtMix student, shared the stage with First Lady Michelle Obama November 17 to accept the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award.
McNeal, 20, has been attending art classes at ArtMix for over 15 years. She first went on a field trip with school. “Meghan just brings us so much joy every day,” shares her gushing father Wayne. “We are just so proud of her and overwhelmed by her award she’s won.”
The McNeals, Meghan and her parents, Wayne and Lisa, traveled to Washington, D.C., for Meghan to accept her National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award at the White House.
“It’s such an honor and a true celebration of Meghan’s artistic accomplishments,” says Lydia Campbell-Maher, Director of Grants and Marketing for Artmix. “We could not be happier for her.”
ArtMix is a non-profit arts service organization providing access to the arts for people with disabilities. ArtMix (formerly VSA Indiana) fulfills its mission through a series of arts programs led by 20+ professional Teaching Artists who provide programming in schools, community centers, hospitals and on-site in our adaptive arts studios near downtown Indianapolis.
Through its programming, ArtMix increases access, engagement, knowledge and skills in and through the arts. Collectively, ArtMix programs serve more than 6,000 people each year. The programs create opportunities for learning, self-expression and socialization and increase community understanding and acceptance of people of all abilities.
ArtMix was founded in 1982 and is a member of the VSA Affiliate Network, a program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
The art created in this program is regularly sold in Broad Ripple galleries.
For more information, visit artmix.org or call 317-974-4123.