Comings & Goings

New Members Join Utah Arts Council Board

Victoria Rowe Berry , Director of the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art at Utah State University , and Andrew Yarosh, Director of the Moab Music Festival recently joined the Utah Arts Council Board of Directors. 

“I am excited that we will have expanded geographic representation from northern and southwestern Utah . I also look forward to working with Berry and Yarosh, both of whom have a significant level of professional artistic experience that will provide valuable insight to our Board,” said Margaret Hunt, Director of the Utah Division of Arts and Museums.

“I am honored to become a member of the Board of Directors for the Utah Arts Council. I thought it was important to give my service to an organization that benefits the arts throughout the State of Utah . The Utah Arts Council has been instrumental in supporting the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art with operational funds that have in turn provided access to exhibitions and educational outreach that wouldn’t have been possible otherwise. I look forward to understanding more about how the Utah Arts Council functions and to make contributions as a board member for its continued success,” said Berry .

Originally from a military family in Logan , Utah , Victoria Rowe Berry spent much of her early life traveling. Prior to her current position, Berry obtained an MFA and a BFA from Utah State University , worked in Seattle , Washington art galleries, and taught in public schools and community colleges as an art educator. In 2000, she assumed the position of Education Curator at the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum . During this time Berry received a Caine Young Scholars Award and was named Outstanding Museum Administrator/Educator of the Year by the Utah Art Education Association. In 2002, Berry was promoted to Interim Director, and then Executive Director in 2003.

“I am honored to join the Board of Directors of the Utah Arts Council. I look forward to joining my distinguished colleagues as we help stimulate and encourage the arts in Utah and thereby enhance the State’s flourishing cultural environment,” said Yarosh.

Andrew E. Yarosh joined the Moab Music Festival as Executive Director in April of 2007. Originally a singer, Yarosh gained extensive management and fundraising experience while working for such organizations as the Colorado Symphony, Central City Opera, the Berkshire Opera Company, the Madison Symphony Orchestra, the Metropolitan Opera, and the Julliard Opera Center . Yarosh holds a BA in Music History from Brown University and studied non-profit management at New York University and at The New School.  He also studied singing and opera at the Aspen Music School and oratorio and English lute song with Sir Peter Pears and Robert Spencer at the Britten- Pears School of Musical Studies in Aldeburgh , England .

The Utah Arts Council Board of Directors is a policy making Board that interprets the statutes guiding the Utah Arts Council; advises on issues pertaining to short and long term planning; conducts program advocacy; and, evaluates budget recommendations. Board members can serve up to two full four-year terms.

The Utah Arts Council is part of the Division of Arts and Museums in the Utah Department of Community and Culture.

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