Magnolia Glen resident Mary Lou Amy was the subject of a feature story on WTVD ABC 11 in Raleigh, North Carolina:
On the second floor of Magnolia Glen, Mary Lou Amy is where she feels most comfortable-in front of a classroom.
“I can teach basically any subject that you will give me,” Mary Lou said.
For decades, Mary Lou taught every type of science and art class. So when she arrived at Magnolia Glen and she was asked to teach an art class, it was a natural fit. Especially in the midst of a pandemic.
“I felt that this would be a pathway to bring people out from their apartments,” Mary Lou said.
As a longtime educator and patron of the arts, Mary Lou was approached by Magnolia Glen earlier this year about the idea of teaching art classes to other residents. She pursued the opportunity and started teaching Wednesday morning classes in late August. The response has been incredible; there’s been a waiting list to get into her classes. Mary Lou says it doesn’t matter what age her students are or what their experience level is—everyone will produce art and be surprised at what they can accomplish.