The Salem Arts Association proudly presented this year’s Ellen Hardy & Paula Beaulieu Memorial Art School Scholarship to Kaylyn Sverker. Kaylyn’s art explorations have gone beyond Salem High School attending art classes for six years at RAW Art Works in Lynn. For four of those years Kaylyn participated in the Real to Reel Film School program. Kaylyn also helps her mother with Timmy’s Angels, a non-profit that assists children and families on the North Shore. One of Kaylyn’s Real to Reel films is a promotion for Timmy’s Angels. Kaylyn will be attending Montserrat College of Art.
Salem Arts Association scholarships are presented in memory of two of the organizations early members who were instrumental in building the foundations of Salem Arts Association – The Ellen Hardy & Paula Beaulieu Memorial Art School Scholarship. Ellen Hardy was a profound influence on the Salem artistic scene through her involvement with the Salem Public Arts Commission, the annual Salem Arts Festival, and Salem Arts Association, which she advocated heavily for. Ellen served for several years as a member and president of Salem Arts Association. Paula Beaulieu was an active artist in the Salem Arts Association and taught young and old alike through her program “Connect with Their Creativity.” Her family has chosen Salem Arts Association and Salem High School as beneficiaries of any donations made in her honor
Kaylyn reacted to receiving the award: “I feel honored that you chose me for this scholarship. Art and filmmaking has always been a passion of mine. I’m attending Montserrat this upcoming fall. Being awarded this scholarship, this will help me with paying any expenses. “
The formal presentation of Kaylyn’s scholarship was made on Saturday June 13 th via Zoom. The presentation was attended by Kaylyn and her family, members of the Hardy and Beaulieu families, Salem Arts board members, and several Salem Arts members.
About Salem Arts Association
Salem Arts Association, located at 159 Derby Street in Salem’s Derby Street Historic District, is an entirely volunteer-run nonprofit arts organization that brings art, in all its forms, to the community and brings the community, in all its diversity, to the arts in Salem, Massachusetts. Since incorporating as a non-profit corporation in 2007, Salem Arts Association has produced more than to 250 exhibits, events, and workshops for Salem’s residents and visitors.
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