Polk Museum of Art Awards Scholarships To Five Harrison Seniors

LAKELAND – Polk Museum of Art on May 31 presented scholarships to five college-bound graduating seniors from Harrison School of the Arts. The presentation was made by Claire Orologas, executive director of the Museum, at Harrison’s annual end-of-year recognition ceremony.


The scholarship recipients and the schools they have chosen to attend are: Andrew Stearns, Brown University and Rhode Island School of Art and Design; Tianna Harvey, New World School of the Arts; Eric Kimmel, Florida State University; Brittany Arnold, Ringling School of Art and Design; and Anna Ponchak, University of Central Florida.


The recipients of the scholarships, the faculty of the Harrison School for the Arts and the Museum staff are deeply grateful for the support of PMoA’s Gold and Platinum members for making these scholarships possible.


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Polk Museum of Art in Lakeland, Florida, is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the arts in Central Florida. The Museum is one of the Top 10 art museums in the State of Florida, an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and the only art museum accredited by the American Association of Museums serving the 561,000 residents of Polk County. Museum hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesdays – Saturdays; 1 – 5 p.m. Sundays; and closed Mondays and major holidays. Admission is free for Museum members. General admission is $5 for adults and $4 for seniors (62 and older). Children and students with student IDs are admitted for free. Special exhibition fees may apply. Admission is free to all from 10 a.m. until noon Saturday mornings. The Museum is fully accessible.


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