Megan is a lifelong museum-goer. Professionally, she formerly worked as a paralegal in Nashville. In her free time, she has taken an eclectic assortment of arts classes: ballet, ceramics, painting, costume design for theatre, and photography. Since August of 2017, she has been enjoying a charmed life in Fairview while caring for her now 94-year-old grandmother and 4-year-old daughter. Creativity buzzes throughout her house via baking, music, dance, LEGOS, and never-ending art projects.
What made you want to become a volunteer?
I had a strong inclination to put down roots in the community that has become near and dear to me. The Asheville Art Museum is a natural fit because of my deep appreciation for the arts. I am proud to support such a worthy cause and world class institution.
Share a memorable experience you’ve had at the Museum.
Sharing the Artful Adventure Tour with my daughter is a very memorable experience. Words can’t describe how a parent feels when their child lights up and is so engaged and enthusiastic about learning something new.
What do you like most about being a volunteer?
What I like most about being a volunteer is the opportunity to share in conversations about artworks with the most wonderfully kind, intelligent, and interesting people. I enjoy taking part in the vibrant Asheville Art Museum community of visitors, volunteers, and highly dedicated staff. And, it gets me out of the house.
Are there particular artworks, exhibitions, or galleries that are special to you?
Peter Alexander, Lovett, 2009, cast polyester resin, 7 × 8 ½ × 8 ½ inches. Gift of the Artist, 2012.39.37. © Peter Alexander.
Whenever I’m in the museum, I simply must stop by “my pink cube.” It mesmerizes me every time.
Quick, what’s one word you think of when you think of Asheville Art Museum?