Caroline Freese (BFA 2016 Integrated Studio Arts) will receive the 2021 Hazel Hammer Cherished Volunteer Award from the Ames Community Arts Council at its annual Arts Awards Celebration at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, June 27, on the lawn of Stephens Auditorium.
Freese was nominated for the award by the Creative Artists’ Studios of Ames (CASA). During the COVID-19 pandemic, Caroline took the initiative to examine the CASA studios with an eye toward enhancement. She found funds and member power to renovate the gallery and to clean and reallocate studio space, while also provided numerous fresh ideas for the organization’s budget committee.
Freese also has begun to mentor Iowa State students, teaching them about CASA and how to set up a studio. She continuously goes above and beyond for CASA and young artists in Ames.
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