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Presenting & Multidisciplinary Works: FY 2016 Grants Panelists

Art Works I  - Panel A
June 15, 2015

Jennifer Appleby (Layperson)
President
Wray Ward
Charlotte, NC

James Patrick Focarile
Executive Director
Velma V. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts
Boise State University
Boise, ID

Kimberly Niemela
Director
COSACOSA art at large, Inc.
Narberth, PA

Victoria Rogers
Art + Photography Outreach Lead
Kickstarter
New York, NY

Kamal Sinclair
Co-Director, New Frontier Initiative
Sundance Institute
Los Angeles, CA

Art Works I - Panel B
June 17, 2015

Ron Berry
Founder & Artistic Director
Fuse Box Austin
Austin, TX

Lisa Murray
Senior Manager of Foundation and Government Relations
University Musical Society
Ann Arbor, MI

Danny Mekonnen
Saxophonist, Musicologist
Founder and Director
Debo Band
Jamaica Plain, MA

Jimmy Saal (Layperson)
Arts Patron, Community Volunteer
Former Advertising Manager
Pittsburgh, PA

Isabel Yrigoyen
Associate Director of Performing Arts
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Oakland, CA

Art Works I - Panel C
June 18, 2015

Peter Capell (Layperson)
Arts Patron, Community Volunteer
Retired Senior Vice President
General Mills, Inc.
Golden Valley, MN

Kate Dumbleton
Assistant Professor, Arts Administration and Policy
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Stephanie Pacheco
Outreach & Arts Education Manager, Hopkins Center for the Arts
Dartmouth College
Hartford, VT

Alan So
Multidisciplinary Artist, Designer, Curator
Executive Director
MEDIATE Art Group
San Francisco, CA

Connie Souto Learman
Arts-Based Community Development Director
Mississippi Arts Commission
Jackson, MS

Art Works I - Panel D
July 16, 2015

Xi “Nancy” Chen  
Printmaker
Senior Program Manager, Social Practice Lab
Asian Arts Initiative
Philadelphia, PA

June Choi (Layperson)
Co-Principal
CKcm Associates
New York, NY

Steve MacQueen   
Guitarist, Songwriter
Artistic Director
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
Burlington, VT

Drew Tanner  
Freelance Photographer, Writer, Web Developer, Marketing Consultant
Operations Coordinator
West Virginia Nonprofit Association
Williamstown, WV

Art Works II – Panel A
December 7, 2015

Pia Agrawal
Program Director, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts
University of Houston
Houston, TX

Thomas DeFrantz
Director of SLIPPAGE: Performance, Culture, Technology
Professor and Chair of African and African American Studies
Duke University
Durham, NC

Joseph Germuska (Layperson)
Executive Director, Knight Lab
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL

Isa “Naomi” Okuyama
Cultural Affairs Supervisor
City of Santa Monica
Reseda, CA

Jacob Yarrow
Programming Director, Hancher Auditorium
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA

Art Works II  – Panel B
December 8, 2015

Charles “Roy” Blackwood
Professor                    
Executive Director, Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts
Southeastern Louisiana University
Hammond, LA

Tania Castroverde-Moskalenko
President and CEO
The Center for the Performing Arts
Carmel, IN    
        
Lisa Gedgaudas
Program Administrator, Create Denver
Denver Arts & Venues
Denver, CO

Cicely Mitchell
President
The Art of Cool
Durham, NC

James Stoynoff (Layperson)
President
Synthesis Solutions, LLC
Chicago, IL

Art Works II – Panel C
December 9, 2015

Issa Boulos
Coordinator, Community Music and Arts Center
Harper College
Hoffman Estates, IL

Sarah Curran
Associate Director, Stanford Arts Institute
Stanford University
San Francisco, CA

Timothy Eatman (Layperson)
Associate Professor
Syracuse University
Fayetteville, NY

Lisa Nelson-Haynes
Storyteller
Associate Director
Painted Bride Art Center
Lansdowne, PA

Cynthia Wish
Visual Artist
Executive Director
Jamestown Fine Arts Association, Inc.
Jamestown, ND

Art Works II  – Panel D
December 10, 2015

Andre Bouchard
Multi-disciplinary Performing Artist
Program Officer
Native Arts and Cultures Foundation
Vancouver, WA

Kamilah Forbes
Producing Artistic Director
Hi Arts
Brooklyn, NY

Amy Horst
Deputy Director for Programming
John Michael Kohler Arts Center
Sheboygan, WI

Brandon Jones
Poet, Performer
Program Manager for Public Art, Arts Activism, and Professional Development
WonderRoot
Atlanta, GA

Nia Rhodes Jackson (Layperson)
Programs & Outreach Director
Mill River Park Collaborative
Stanford, CT