Published February 22, 2024

‘So Many Wonderful Art Activities’

Emeritus art professor Harlow and Lila ’61 Blum of Monmouth, center, cut the ribbon on Feb. 21 to dedicate the Buchanan Center for the Arts Blum Studio classroom, 64 Public Square. Looking on are, from left, Monmouth Mayor Rod Davies ’74, BCA Program Coordinator & Social Media Curator Rebecca Quick ’21, Art Presenter Program Coordinator Sarah Mayfield and, far right, Buchanan Center for the Arts Board President ​​Mary Osborne. The classroom was named in honor of the Blum’s, who have two of the strongest advocates for the arts in the region for more than 60 years. Lila Blum said that the remodeled space “will inspire so many wonderful art activities.” “The Buchanan Center has a beautiful gallery for displaying art, and now it has a beautiful space for creating art,” she said.

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