The Orlando Museum of Art Names Miriam Kersey and Christina Owen Volunteers of the Year
Orlando, Fla. (May 16, 2012) - The Orlando Museum of Art (OMA) honored Miriam Kersey and Christina Owen at a reception this week by naming them OMA Volunteers of the Year. The OMA is aided by the work of over 2,000 volunteers each year.
Miriam Kersey has been volunteering with the Council of 101 since 1998. The Council of 101 consists of 101 active members that work to further the cultural development of visual arts in Central Florida. The Council presents two fundraisers for the OMA each year, the Festival of Trees and the Antiques Show and Sale. "In addition to serving on the Council's Board and chairing numerous committees, Miriam has taken the 101 special events to new levels of creativity and excellence in the past several years, " stated Marena Grant Morrisey, Executive Director of the OMA.
Christina Owen has been volunteering since 2008 as a docent, camp and special event volunteer. During the fall of 2011 she also volunteered as an intern at the OMA for coursework at Rollins College. "Christina has been an invaluable asset to OMA's Education Department," stated Jane Ferry, OMA's Education Curator.
The OMA is located in Orlando Loch Haven Park at 2416 North Mills Ave., Orlando, Fla. From I-4 take the Princeton Street exit 85. Drive east on Princeton Street, and at the corner of Princeton and Mills (US Highway 17 / 92), turn left. Go one block to east Rollins Street and turn left. The entrance is the first driveway on the left. Parking is free. For further information, call 407 896 4231 or visit www.omart.org.
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Accredited by the American Association of Museums, the Orlando Museum of Art is supported by earned income, the Council of 101, donations from individuals, corporations and foundations, and is supported by United Arts of Central Florida with funds from the United Arts campaign, State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts, and is funded in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program.
Orlando Museum of Art
Loch Haven Park
2416 N Mills Ave.
Orlando, FL 32803