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Carmel arts foundation adds directors; Stutz names residents

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The Carmel Performing Arts Foundation has appointed its first independent board members, Rollin Dick and Rosemary Waters.

Dick, appointed president of the board, is a venture capitalist who lives in Zionsville. He’s also an Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra board member and has volunteered with the Indianapolis Civic Theatre and Indiana Repertory Theatre.

Waters, who lives in Carmel, works as the business manager for Paxton Waters Architecture and is president of the Carmel International Arts Festival. She is also on the executive board of the Carmel Arts Council.

Dick and Waters will join two city of Carmel employees, Nancy Heck and Doug Haney, on the board, which could grow to 25 members. Mayor James Brainard has stepped down.

The foundation was set up to operate the new Regional Performing Arts Center, which is under construction and expected to be finished in late 2010.

Dick said the board will announce new members as they’re appointed. The board recently hired Executive Director Steven Libman. One of its primary tasks will be raising money for a $3 million operating budget.

Dick said he feels confident about fund-raising prospects. “I obviously think the outlook is pretty good, or I wouldn’t have joined.”



• Two local artists will receive free studio space in the Stutz Building for the next year.

The Stutz building houses artist studios. (IBJ Photo/Robin Jerstad)

The Stutz Artists Association has named Lydia Burris and Patrick Flaherty, both 29, as the 2009-2010 residents. They’ll occupy their studios in October. Each space is valued at $6,000.

“The cool thing about it is, it’s in the community of the Stutz,” said Burris, who currently works out of her home near Broad Ripple.

The residency program began in 1996 and has provided $102,000 in studio space to 17 local artists. It’s funded by proceeds from the artist association’s annual open house. The next Stutz Studio Open House will be April 23-24, 2010.

 

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