August 11, 2022


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Pelham Artwork Heart Announces New Board Associates and Committees

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Pelham Art Center is happy to announce new users to the Board of Administrators and Gallery Advisory Board in 2021. Alicia Carmona, Brenda Denham Harms, and Gretchen Koback Pursel are the newest associates of the Board of Administrators Susan Saas and Rebecca Mills be a part of the organization’s Gallery Advisory Board. The 5 gals just about every provide a distinctive qualifications of skills and devotion to the arts.

Alicia Carmona: Board of Directors
Alicia Carmona has about 20 yrs of expertise in academia and the nonprofit earth. Her Ph.D. in cultural anthropology focused on immigrant group and identity. Subsequently, she has offered investigation and evaluation on immigrant communities for a number of corporations, including Lehman Higher education, Catholic Charities and Sesame Workshop. Not long ago, she has tackled the difficulty of authorized identification issuance as a founding member of ID2020 and as Study Guide for the Entire world Id Community. She is also currently on the board of quite a few nonprofit corporations that present minimal money housing and social solutions in New York Town. “I am psyched to lead to the Pelham Artwork Heart as a board member. All through my many years in Pelham I’ve found firsthand how it provides a distinctive place for assorted communities to appear with each other to share activities and make meaning by artwork. As a society we will need these areas far more than ever. I appear forward to carrying out what I can to support its vision and assist it stay the dynamic, welcoming, artistic presence in Pelham that I’ve arrive to know.”

Brenda Denham Harms: Board of Directors
Brenda Denham Harms is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of Arts and New York Law College. As a 30 calendar year resident of Pelham she has been a lengthy time patron of Pelham Artwork Center and a focused college student in its adult lessons. Brenda provides to the board a qualifications in Nonprofit management as properly as a adore for the arts.

Gretchen Koback Pursel: Board of Directors
Gretchen Koback Pursel is chief human assets officer at Tiffany & Co., the world’s leading jeweler and America’s house of structure. In this potential, she is responsible for building and executing worldwide human source method in aid of the general small business plan and strategic way of the corporation.

Ms. Koback Pursel joined Tiffany & Co. in June 1997, and progressed steadily through a wide variety of both equally expert and generalist roles in the World wide Human Assets division, such as new retail ventures and acquisitions in the early 2000s. She was promoted to vice president in 2012, and was responsible for overseeing HR company groups, inside communications, and Europe & Middle East. Ms. Koback Pursel was promoted to her existing situation in Could 2017.

Ms. Koback Pursel retains a bachelor of arts degree from Lafayette College, a human resources certification from Cornell University’s Industrial & Labor Relations University, and an MBA from Fordham College.

Susan Saas: Gallery Advisory Board

Susan Saas is a milliner, freelance illustrator, and craftsperson dwelling in Pelham, New York. She gained her BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design and her millinery certificate from the Fashion Institute of Technologies. Her illustration operate has appeared in a range of publications from the New Yorker to the Irish Situations.

Unable to shake an obsession with hats and headwear, Ms. Saas enrolled in the Millinery Certification plan at F.I.T..
On completion of the programs, she finally turned design assistant to Rod Keenan of Rod Keenan New York- an award winning member of the Council of Trend Designers of The united states.
Susan has also worked as a freelance studio assistant for Arnold S. Levine Theatrical Millinery and Craft-lending and honing her competencies stitching and crafting hats and props for a selection of Broadway reveals such as Mary Poppins, The Lion King, and the Radio Town Rockettes Christmas Magnificent. Susan enjoys performing with a wide range of elements from wood and cardboard to fabric and felt. For her, there is a frequent conversation concerning style and artwork and life.

Rebecca Mills: Gallery Advisory Board

Rebecca Mills is a Westchester based mostly artist & arts specialist. Her studio is a component of the Highbrook Artist Collective, and her artwork is targeted on Blackness, Queer Id, and femininity in relation to the Universe. She is an staff with the Katonah Museum of Art and Arts Westchester training artist. She also holds an adjunct situation with Monroe School. Rebecca is an alumnus of CUNY Lehman College, where by she majored in portray and minored in resourceful writing.

Pelham Artwork Heart invites its community to fulfill users of its board and gallery committee at its spring fundraiser, the Art Occurring, on April 24, 2021, and at other general public events scheduled for the spring and summer season.

New Board Committees at Pelham Art Heart
Pelham Artwork Middle has set up four new board committees in 2021 aimed at identifying and pursuing opportunities for the organization’s development and local community engagement. The 4 committees are: Institutional Advancement Building & Facilities Governance and Local community Relations. The Neighborhood Relations committee is also open up for members of the general public who are passionate about activating the arts in Pelham and surrounding communities. If you are interested in volunteering with Pelham Art Center, get hold of Government Director Charlotte Mouquin: [email protected]