LIBERTY – As part of their ongoing commitment to supporting STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art + Design, Math) education initiatives, Manufacturers Caring for Pickens County donated funds to purchase art boards for the School District of Pickens County.
March 2017 was the first Youth Arts Months for Pickens County students. County art teachers alongside the Pickens County Museum of Art and History and the Pickens County Cultural Museum worked to expand the program to feature art at each of the four high schools.
To properly display the recognized entries, art boards were required and MCPC volunteered to help fill the need.
“MCPC was an early proponent of STEM education awareness in this area. Now that the definition is expanding to include art and design, we hope to encourage innovation and support the visual aspects as well,” said Tom O’Hanlan, chairman of MCPC and CEO of Sealevel Systems Inc.
Artwork is currently on display at the local high schools and the boards will continue to be used in high-traffic areas throughout the school year.