Sugar Creek Elementary Art Teacher Clark Fralick has been recognized by the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Art Museum as the first-ever recipient of the Edward Maxedon Award for Excellence, Creativity, and Innovation in Art Education.
As a recipient of the award, Fralick will be invited to be a guest educator when the museum reopens after completing a renovation project later this year. Fralick will lead patrons in workshops and presentations while providing additional resources.
According to the museum's website, the award was created for the following purposes:
"In honor of Edward Maxedon’s three decades of service to the field of education, each year the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University seeks to recognize one individual who exemplifies Mr. Maxedon’s belief in the value of talking about works of art. Specifically, the award acknowledges an educator whose pedagogical practice: 1) inspires students to identify and articulate what they see in an artwork in their own words; 2) ensures that each individual is heard, valued, and validated for their contributions to discussions about art; and 3) fosters excellence, creativity, and innovation."
Fralick is celebrating his 20th year as a teacher in Southern Hancock this year.
The Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Art Museum is located on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington.