Courtesy of Cerrowire.
Cerrowire President Stewart Smallwood (on left) and Cook Museum Executive Director Scott Mayo

Cerrowire Makes Donation to Cook Museum

Jan. 26, 2021
The donation sponsored the addition of a hands-on, immersive kinetic art installation in the second-floor lobby of the museum.

For 100 years, Cerrowire, Hartselle, AL, has manufactured copper wire to help power America. As part of its centennial celebration, the company donated $50,000 to the Cook Museum of Natural Science in Decatur, AL, to help power creativity in kids of all ages. The Cook Museum is a natural science museum that provides hands-on, immersive experiences where people can explore, interact with and learn about nature.

The donation sponsored the addition of an Everbright kinetic art installation in the second-floor lobby of the museum. The wall is fully interactive and lets people of all ages create through art. The 4-foot by 8-foot grid of 464 adjustable LED dials that rotate endlessly in either direction through the color spectrum offers almost unlimited color possibilities for creating designs. 

Cerrowire President Stewart Smallwood said in the press release, “As a company, we are committed to having a positive impact on our communities and the environment. ‘Build. Energize. Inspire.’ is more than the Cerrowire motto. It is at the core of how our entire team lives and works everyday. We are very pleased to be able to support the Cook Museum with this donation that helps kids build confidence, energize the imagination, and inspire creativity.”