DOCENT coordinator
Mary Kenne

Email  |  Phone: 262-473-1292

We thrive because of people like you:
our volunteers, our friends.

Some available opportunities may include:

  • being a docent at the Cultural Arts Center during an exhibit

  • hanging a show

  • facility assistance, and more.

We look forward to finding ways to get you working with us.



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Diane Schwab is a volunteer who helps with the social environment of the work of the WAA. She is part of a group of bakers and donors who supply the goodies available for the various receptions held for our exhibits throughout the year. She has baked for church sales for many years and lends her talents to our program as well.

Diane was raised and educated in Fort Atkinson. She married her husband, Bob, soon after graduation  from high school. Then have been happily married for 57 years. Diane’s husband worked for the Post Office for 34 years. She worked in the area for Whitewater Electronics and Eagle Food stores for 20 years. They raised two children: Robin, who works as an early childhood teacher for special education in New Lisbon, Wisconsin, and a son, Scott, who works as an accountant in Elk Mound, Minnesota.

After the grocery store closed, Diane took a job in the city for nine years as the “Flower Lady,” beautifying the city streets and parks with her flower baskets and plantings. She has taken close-up photos of flowers and turned them into lovely and original greeting cards Diane has enjoyed painting in her retirement years. She has been part of the public art display for all but one year. She has lent her talents to the Methodist Church in Fort Atkinson with a mural in the nursery named the Spirit of Life. The hallways of the Sunday school area have been treated to a 40-foot profusion of flowers, birds, animals and insects to brighten the area. She is in the process of planning a third mural with the theme, “Fishers of Men”.

Diane has also been active in the community as a Junior Varsity girls’ softball coach for 20 years. She and her husband served on the ‘chain gang’ at Whitewater football games and now she runs the official clock for the Whippets’ games. She volunteers at the Senior Center as a teacher of mahjong in the spring and fall.

If you have a picture of a very busy and vibrant lady, you are correct! Diane has a wonderful outlook on life and a can-do attitude. We are so lucky that she shares her talents with us at the WAA.