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Meet a Volunteer Rock Star: Gail Piotrowski

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May 25, 2017

Congratulations to Gail Piotrowski, our newest Volunteer Rock Star!

As Museum Docent and Greeter, Gail Piotrowski's smiling face is the first thing visitors to the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum see. For over five years, she has engaged visitors as an educator and facilitor, answering questions, directing them through the museum and giving tours to school groups. During those five years, she has given over 600 hours of her time, showing her dedication to all of those at the Museum, whether they be visitors, staff, or other volunteers. Way to go, Gail!

This past June, Gail also showed that she was willing to go above and beyond what was expected. As the Woodson Art Museum prepared to host The Myth Makers for a week-long residency, Gail helped cut, gather, trim, and haul over 500 saplings to the Museum from a local river basin. The saplings she helped gather were later built into two sculptures resembling sandhill cranes.

"Gail ensures that visitors and students in her groups are educated and informed as well as entertained, and come away with a heightened appreciation for the visual art," said Tina Meverden, the Volunteer Coordinator at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum. "Without question, Gail's tireless efforts, unwavering dedication, and unbridled enthusiasm as a volunteer contribute to the Woodson Art Museum's ability to meet its mission to "enhance lives through art."

Congratulations once again Gail on being a Volunteer Rock Star!



The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum is known for its internationally acclaimed Birds in Art exhibition, presented each Fall. Committed to always-free admission, the Museum is a valued community resource and north central Wisconsin cultural attraction. The Woodson Art Museum's mission is to enhance lives through art. Therefore, the Museum continually strives for excellence in providing audiences with quality art experiences through the permanent collection, changing exhibitions, and education programs for all ages.

If you know of a volunteer that should be recognized for their commitment to your organization/cause, nominate them for Volunteer Wisconsin's Volunteer Rock Star. Every two weeks, a Volunteer Rock Star will be chosen. Their profile (information provided on the nomination form) and picture will be displayed on both the Volunteer Wisconsin website and Volunteer Wisconsin Facebook page. Please send a picture  of the volunteer for their profile picture as a .jpg or a .png to A volunteer can only be nominated by the same organization once a year.

To nominate a volunteer, please fill out the nomination form by clicking here.