Remembering Founder David McKay, 1946-2024

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David William McKay, one of The Academy’s six founders, passed away peacefully at his home in Woodstock, VA on April 23, 2024. In addition to his involvement in The Academy’s genesis, David was an active and involved volunteer in the broader Charlemont community. He is also responsible for the design of our beloved oval logo (pictured here in its early stages!), still in use today, and––more recently––thePNG image founding of the McKay Art Fund, a visual arts scholarship of $5,000 granted to a graduating senior or recent graduate annually, established with his wife Patricia McKay (also an Academy founder and The Academy’s first art teacher). Read more in David’s obituary.