Eloise Voorhies Gary
January 18, 1912 - February 27, 2003
Eloise Voorhies Gary Memorial Award Information
Eloise Voorhies Gary was well known as an accomplished artist and inspiring educator (Click here to read her bio). As Supervisor for Art in the St. Martin Parish School system, Mrs. Gary produced a handbook instructing teachers of Acadiana on how to incorporate art into the classroom. Click here to view the Introduction to the handbook, entitled Art: Involvement. The entire publication can be viewed at the Education Resources Information Center website.
In 2012, one of Mrs. Gary's former students, Ronald Starr Burdick, art teacher at Breaux Bridge High School wrote a tribute to the woman who was so influential in his life and career. Click here to read Mr. Burdick's tribute to Eloise Voorhies Gary.
Eloise Voorhies Gary's legacy is one of nurturing creativity and the artist's eye in all of us. In an effort to continue her mother's commitment to the value of art in the classroom, Gary's daughter, Lynn Gary, established the memorial scholarship fund in her honor.