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Mary Ellen Ward Art Guild was founded in 2010 to promote art and to provide an opportunity for local artists to come together with like-minded people. It is named for a beloved teacher who taught at Wilmer School, Semmes High School, MGM and Faith Academy. Her love affair with art began in 1948 and continued until her death in 1998. She is remembered for her devotion and encouragement to her students.
The Art Guild Membership is open to all adults interested in Art. Monthly meetings take place on the first Wednesday of the Month at the Semmes Heritage Park at 12 o’clock
A Free Adult Art Class is sponsored by the art guild and meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month in the community room at the Library. (note one meeting per month and day change to Wednesdays)
Semmes has an Art Gallery The Semmesonian, located in the Semmes Municipal Library, founded by Mary Rodning, a well known artist living in Semmes. The Semmesonian provides an opportunity for artists to show their work. Lori Noeland a guild member is the volunteer curator.