HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 6
(By Delegates Brown, Guthrie, Hatfield, Hunt, Poore, Skaff, Wells, Armstead, Lane, Nelson and Walters)
Recognizing the statewide contributions of the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences of West Virginia.
Whereas, The Clay Center opened its doors on July 13, 2003 as one of only three venues in the country to combine science, visual and performing arts in one facility; and
Whereas, The Clay Center’s Avampato Discovery Museum is West Virginia’s only interactive science museum; and
Whereas, The Clay Center’s Juliet Museum of Art is one of just four public museums in the West Virginia with a permanent art collection; and
Whereas, More than fifty thousand students from fifty West Virginia counties and twenty-one counties in surrounding states have benefitted from the Clay Center’s science and art programs; and
Whereas, More than six hundred fifty West Virginia students have received free instruments and music lessons through the Clay Community Arts program; and
Whereas, Through physical outreach presentations and virtual distance learning programs, close to three thousand students from across the state have visited the Clay Center without ever leaving the classroom; and
Whereas, More than 1.3 million people from forty-nine states have visited the Clay Center since its opening; and
Whereas, Clay Center activities add approximately $16.4 million to West Virginia’s economy each year; and
Whereas, close to four hundred jobs are generated by the Clay Center; therefore, be it
Resolved by the House of Delegates:
That the House of Delegates hereby honors the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences of West Virginia on January 26, 2011; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the House of Delegates invites all members of the West Virginia Legislature and all citizens of West Virginia to join in recognizing the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences of West Virginia and its contributions to our state; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates forward a certified copy of this resolution to the Clay Center of the Arts and Sciences of West Virginia.