The Arlene Hyman Scholarship Fund
of the Durham Arts Council
Although always a lover of the arts, Arlene Hyman discovered her zeal for painting after retiring from a senior leadership position with a New Jersey school district.

In describing her love of painting, Arlene said, "I never expected to find myself so passionately involved in art. I find painting a joyful experience. I love the tactile nature of pastels, and their brilliant intensity, which best capture the many faces and shades of nature. I am fortunate to have found in my art, the kind of joy I experienced as an educator." Arlene studied widely and achieved signature status in New Jersey and in North Carolina. She was a member of the Pastel Societies of New Jersey and North Carolina. Her work had been juried into numerous exhibitions.

After relocating to Chapel Hill in 2011, Arlene continued her studies at the Durham Arts Council and elsewhere in the region. Her artistic career ended, far too soon, after a fatal stroke at the age of 69 in 2014. Her artwork, and the indelible impact she made on those whose lives she touched, lives on.

This memorial scholarship is intended to help others - whether children or adults - discover or advance their love of the visual arts.
Thank you for making a donation to support the arts through The Arlene Hyman Arts Scholarship Fund of the Durham Arts Council! Your donation will help us develop, celebrate, showcase, and support the arts and the stars of tomorrow in our community! The income generated from this fund supports scholarships for participants of all ages and abilities in Durham Arts Council visual arts classes and programs.

The Durham Arts Council supports the arts community and helps over 400,000 people each year discover their creativity and reach for their dreams through arts training, grants, scholarships, and inspiring arts experiences.

With your generous donation, you will now be an important part of helping people explore and enjoy participation in the arts.
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