On Wednesday, the Utah Department of Heritage & Arts announced that after a nationwide search they have selected Lynette Hiskey as the new director of the Utah Division of Arts & Museums. “Lynnette has the experience to connect with and strengthen arts, museums, and cultural organizations that are key to the local economies of many of our cities and towns in Utah,” said Heritage & Arts Executive Director Julie Fisher. “She will also continue to foster the strong influence the arts has in our education system statewide.” Hiskey has been with the Division of Arts & Museums for the past nine years as assistant director for the division. Prior to that she managed Salt Lake County’s Zoo, Arts & Parks Program.
Salt Lake Magazine announced that Mary Brown Malouf will be replacing Marcie Young Cancio as editor at Salt Lake magazine. Cancio left the magazine to join the Economic Development Corp. of Utah to work in Business Development. Malouf will also continue as dining editor of the magazine. Glen Warchol, whose coverage of the arts in the Salt Lake Tribune has always been appreciated by the local community, will become managing editor for the magazine.
Also this month, Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company announced the appointment of their new artistic director, Daniel Charon. As a dancer he has performed with prestigious companies like Limón Dance Company, Doug Varone and Dancers, Dance Kaleidoscope and Doug Elkins and Friends. Working as a choreographer since 1998, he led his own project company from 2004 to 2011. He recently completed his MFA in Choreography and Integrated Media from CalArts. Expressing his enthusiasm for the opportunity to guide the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, Charon said, “Looking forward, my goal is to continue this great legacy that is inclusive of all audiences, while pushing the boundaries of contemporary dance. My aim is to continue to bring great artists to Salt Lake City, to expose a variety of quality choreographic perspectives, to expand the national and international presence of the company, and to continue to inspire meaningful conversation about humanity through the art of dance.”