For immediate release
28 May 2013
Heritage & Arts Officials Remember Sorenson as Advocate for the Arts
SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Department of Heritage & Arts is saddened by the news of the passing of Beverley Taylor Sorenson.
“Beverley Taylor Sorenson will be missed and remembered for her tireless support and advocacy for arts education. Through the Beverly Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program, arts specialists in the schools have impacted the lives of thousands of students statewide,” Heritage & Arts Executive Director Julie Fisher said Tuesday.
“We are deeply saddened to learn of the loss of our dear friend Beverley Taylor Sorenson,” said Lynnette Hiskey, Acting Director of the Utah Division of Arts & Museums. “Beverley was a passionate arts advocate and champion of arts education who dedicated her life to enriching the lives and minds of Utah children. She will be greatly missed.”
Sorenson believed arts education was a powerful engine to accelerate and enhance learning and development. Since founding the nonprofit foundation Art Works for Kids in 1995, she donated many millions of dollars and countless hours to fund teaching artists in Utah elementary schools and to create, and augment, arts education programs and classes at Utah universities.
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