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MVHS art instructor reappointed to the Wyoming Arts Council

Posted: Friday, Mar 14th, 2014


Tara Taylor


By SAMANTHA MAXFIELD

And VIRGINIA GIORGIS

Pioneer Reporter

Pioneer Editor



MOUNTAIN VIEW — Tara Taylor, the art instructor at MVHS, was tapped to a second term as a board member on the Wyoming Arts Council.

She was reappointed by Governor Matt Mead to serve a three-year term.

“I think art is really important. It gives kids a lifelong ability to express themselves, not only when they are young, but when they get older. It helps with creative thinking, higher level thinking and problem solving, so it really plays into complementary learning and ties to everything else they learn in school,” Taylor said. “The one thing the Unites States does well educationally, compared to other countries, is their creative thinking, and that comes through the arts.”

Taylor said being on the board has opened her eyes to what is going on across the state in the arts. She said she brings a lot of what she sees back into the classroom, benefitting herself and her students.

“We travel all over the state for our quarterly meetings to represent and see different artists,” Taylor said. “As far as art education in Mountain View, I have been very, very lucky. The administrators and parents have been very supportive and see the value in it.”

Besides from a few personal projects at home, Taylor said she is too busy on the WAC and teaching to have any large projects in the works but will throw her herself into drawing and painting as soon as she retires.

Under Taylor’s tutelage, the Mountain View High School art department came away from the 2013 Wyoming High School Art Symposium with a variety of sought after awards.



For the complete article see the 03-14-2014 issue.

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