We’re grateful and pleased to announce a new scholarship opportunity at Penland this year – the Larry Brady and Edward Jones Scholarship Fund, which provides one work-study scholarship for a summer class. This endowment fund was established by Dr. Larry Brady, with friends and family, in memory of his partner, Edward K. Jones, a real estate broker at Dickens-Mitchener and Associates, and a well-known DJ at events and clubs in the Charlotte area. A devotee of beauty and patron of the arts, Edward loved Penland and had a strong desire to support artists. He passed away in July.
Together, Larry and Edward visited Penland often; they were students, passionate, avid collectors of Penland artists, and longtime auction patrons. “Ed loved going to the student show on the day of the auction,” Larry recalls. “He enjoyed the incubation of artists that happens there. What we cherished most was the relationship between the artists, the work, and ourselves.” Of the scholarship which celebrates his partner’s life and passion, Larry says, “We wanted to give someone who might not have the opportunity a chance to go to Penland. We wanted to let them interact with all the media, to meet and interact with other students from all over, to be in that phenomenal environment where there is so much talent and beauty.”
For more information about this and other scholarship opportunities at Penland, click here to visit the scholarships page on our website.