The Salt Lake Art Center announced Thursday that local artist Annie Kennedy has been appointed the new Curator of Education for the Center. Kennedy, who holds an MFA from the Parsons School of Design in New York, comes to the Center after having served as the Director of Education and Volunteer Coordinator at the Kimball Art Center in Park City. She is also an adjunct professor at Westminster College in Salt Lake. In 2004, she was awarded an Artist in Residence Grant from the Salt Lake Arts Council. The following year she received an Individual Artist Project Grant from the Utah Arts Council.
“As a long-time patron, I am honored to be joining the exceptional staff here at the Salt Lake Art Center," Kennedy says. "I believe deeply in the importance of art education and fully support the Art Center in its mission to promote contemporary art that challenges and educates the public in their perceptions of civil, social and aesthetic issues. I am enthusiastic about the many opportunities that lie ahead and look forward to further development in the wonderful education programming here at the Salt Lake Art Center.”
The founder of Artists of Utah and editor of its online magazine, 15 Bytes, Shawn Rossiter has undergraduate degrees in English, French and Italian Literature and studied Comparative Literature in graduate school before pursuing a career in art.
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