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Council names room for artist
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Leah Poole, left, with the Hinesville Area Arts Council presents a plaque to Ashley Kukula Cuevas at the room dedication ceremony. - photo by Photo provided.

The Hinesville Area Arts Council has dedicated the classroom at the downtown gallery to artist and art instructor Ashley Kukula Cuevas.
The plaque dedicating and naming the classroom for Cuevas was presented to her March 6 and now hangs in the classroom where she taught adults and children of all ages and skill levels.
“I’d like to thank a few people. Firstly, a thanks to Leah Poole and the arts council for finding me at the Farmers Market one day and giving me the gig. Thank you also for naming the classroom after me. That was a great surprise, and I truly am honored,” Cuevas said. “Thanks also to all students and participants, especially my regulars who I have taught and learned from over the years. You know who you are. A special thanks to the parents who bring these students in month after month when time allows, thus allowing me to see your children grow. A special shout out to my adult group, both those who are still in town and those who have moved. This group’s contribution to my sanity and happiness could never be adequately expressed in writing.”
Cuevas holds degrees in art education and curriculum and instruction of art, and a certification extension in gifted-and-talented education. After teaching middle-school art and gifted enrichment in New York, she moved to Hinesville as a military spouse and teaches studio classes and painting parties, also facilitating figure drawing, a quarterly artists’ roundtable and other events.
This is the last month Cuevas will teach at the gallery, as she and her family will relocate to Germany later this year.
The gallery is located at 102 Commerce St. in downtown Hinesville. For more information, go to or find them on Facebook.

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