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HONORED EDUCATOR – Southeastern
Louisiana University Lab School art teacher Denise Tullier-Holly of Hammond,
right, shows eighth graders Caroline Taylor, left, and Ricky Wells, center,
how to attach plaster casting to their classmate Conrad Anderson’s face
to make a mold for a decorative face mask. Mask-making is the Lab School
eighth graders’ art project for Youth Art Month, which will be celebrated
in March 2003. Tullier-Holly has been selected as the Louisiana Art Education
Association’s nominee for the National Art Education Association’s Regional
Art Educator of the Year award.
TULLIER-HOLLY RECEIVES ART EDUCATION ASSOCIATION HONOR
HAMMOND -- Southeastern Louisiana
University Laboratory School art teacher Denise Tullier-Holly of Hammond
has been selected as Regional Art Educator of the Year by the Louisiana
Art Education Association (LAEA).
Tullier-Holly is the state organization’s
nominee for the 2003 Regional Art Educator Award. The National Art Education
Association presents the award in each of four regions to members “who
have performed outstanding service.” Tullier-Holly will compete in the
According to the LAEA, Tullier-Holly
is being recognized for the assistance, hard work and numerous tasks she
has accomplished on behalf of her students and the LAEA.
A recipient of the National Youth
Art Month Award of Excellence for the past three years, Tullier-Holly has
worked diligently to promote arts education and the value of art in everyday
life. Among her many honors, she was named 2001 Louisiana Art Educator
of the Year by the National Art Education Association and received a Louisiana
Endowment for the Humanities “Special Humanities Award” in 2001. The award
honors “individuals who have significantly contributed to Louisiana scholarship.”
In 1999, Tullier-Holly directed
an LEH-sponsored symposium on the importance of humor in art. Her Lab School
students' works were displayed in 2001 on the Astrovision Screen in Times
Square in New York City during National Youth Art Month.
Tullier-Holly’s works have been
displayed in a number of juried shows and she has frequently presented
at state, regional and national art education conferences.
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