Introduced Version House Resolution 10 History

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(By Delegates Anderson, Andes, Armstead, Ashley, Azinger, Barill, Barker, Boggs, Border, Brown, Butcher, Cann, Canterbury, Carmichael, Cowles, Craig, Crosier, Duke, Ellem, Ellington, Ennis, Evans, Ferns, Ferro, Fleischauer, Fragale, Frazier, Gearheart, Guthrie, Hall, Hamilton, Hartman, Hatfield, Householder, Howell, Iaquinta, Ireland, Jones, Lane, Lawrence, Longstreth, Mahan, Manchin, Manypenny, Marshall, Martin, C. Miller, Moore, Morgan, Nelson, O'Neal, Overington, Pasdon, Paxton, Perry, Pethtel, R. Phillips, Pino, D. Poling, Poore, Romine, Rowan, Savilla, Shaver, Sigler, Skaff, Smith, Snuffer, Sobonya, Staggers, Stephens, Storch, Stowers, Sumner, Talbott, Varner, Walker, Walters, White and Williams)



H. R. 10 – “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 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, 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 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, The Clerk of the House of Delegates is hereby requested to forward a copy of this resolution to the Clay Center of the Arts and Sciences of West Virginia.

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