SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 13
(By Senators Foster, Palumbo, McCabe, Wells, Browning, K. Facemyer, Hall, Unger, Fanning, Jenkins, Stollings, Plymale, D. Facemire, Snyder, Green, Minard, Nohe, Beach, Williams, Yost and Kessler (Acting President))
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 generates more than $1.2 million in state and local government revenue; and
Whereas, The Clay Center’s Juliet Museum is West Virginia’s only interactive science 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 arts 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, Board certified and master’s level teachers develop curriculum for Clay Center performances, exhibits and programs; and
Whereas, Through the Access to Excitement program, more than sixty low-income families receive discounted memberships to the Clay Center, enabling parents to provide their children with engaging, educational experiences; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate:
That the Senate hereby recognizes the statewide contributions of the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences of West Virginia; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Senate acknowledges the contributions of the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences throughout the state of West Virginia; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the appropriate representatives from the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences.