October 7, 2016
The Art Education Association of Indiana will be holding its annual convention November 11-12th in Fishers, Indiana. Bloomington resident and art teacher Linda Helmick will receive Outstanding Art Educator of the Year award. Award recipients are nominated by their peers and are teachers who show outstanding artistic achievement and service in education.
Ms. Helmick teaches at Indiana University where she is earning her PhD in curriculum studies, Art Ed. She also holds MA in Fine Arts Painting and Teaching, and a BFA in Painting.
Ms. Helmick has won many honors for her art creations including Peoples Choice awards and First Place awards. She has exhibited in Bloomington numerous times, Chicago, Zionsville, and Indianapolis. She has created murals and many fabulous paintings.
She has mentored many students, been director and volunteer at the Boys and Girls Club in Bloomington, and provided opportunity for students to experience other culture through travel to Europe by mentoring and leading spring break trips to Italy, France, Spain, and England.
Ms. Helmick has sent out for publishing,” Changing Student’s Perceptions of Homelessness Through Imagery, Advocacy, and Community”, and An Artistic Investigation of Life in a Doctoral Program”.
Neil Smith Unit Director of Boys and Girls Clubs in Bloomington says” Because she manages and excels in her roles of responsibility, we are confident that when we need an important job to be done correctly, we can rely on Linda.”
Linda Helmick is not only the Outstanding Higher Ed Teacher for 2016 but is also deserving of the ultimate “Outstanding Indiana Art Educator 2016” award!
For further information, contact:
Patricia Cummings: moc.l1492551183iamto1492551183h@9ps1492551183gnimm1492551183uc1492551183
Jill Sayers: moc.l1492551183iamg@1492551183tnedi1492551183serpi1492551183aea1492551183