The LEAP Ambassadors typically sponsor “heART of Huntsville” each fall, but this year, our schedule would not allow it. As part of that program, we lead a tour of the Adickes Foundation, and that is one of the real highlights of our program.
With us not hosting heART of Huntsville, we thought we’d miss out on visiting the Adickes’ Museum, but the Walker County Alumni Association hosted an evening at the foundation, allowing us to continue our fall tradition.
Special thanks go to Theresa Garvin (Administrative Associate at Alumni Association), Madeline Loosier (President of Walker County Area Alumni & Friends), and Dee Everett (Secretary of Walker County Area Alumni & Friends), who helped arrange for us to attend.
For two of our members, the tour was a first-time thing, while for Makayla, it was her third or fourth visit to the Foundation. It’s a treat no matter how many times a person has been there.
We had a chance to see all the beautiful art…
…and spent some time discussing it…
…and posing with it.
We also had the chance to hear from Linda Wiley, who discussed the Foundation and some future plans–which includes the possibility of bringing Adickes’ “Presidential Busts” to Huntsville for a tourist (and educational) draw.
These busts, which are about 20 feet high, would be housed on the grounds of the HEARTS Museum.
Representatives of HEARTS Museum were on hand to discuss the proposal further.
About 75 people showed up to see Adickes’ beautiful art pieces and to learn more about this proposal, and it was a great opportunity for our students to be a part of the Alumni Association, see Adickes’ beautiful art, and learn more about the future of the community.