Tom Gunkelman/Gaylord Benson Merit Award
Recently MCAD, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, hosted their annual Partners in Scholarship Luncheon to recognize the people donating and the recipients of the various scholarships to MCAD. This also happens to be the 125th Anniversary of MCAD.
Tom Gunkelman believed strongly in contributing to the various arts, but also the importance of education in the arts. Allowing a student to attend an art school and making that possible through a scholarship contribution was a passion of his. He saw students in the various arts as a way to make the future of the art world remain significant.
This year, Hope Finley was the recipient of the Tom Gunkelman/Gaylord Benson Merit Award. She is from North Dakota, and we know Tom would have loved that! We wish Hope all the best in her future artistic endeavors.