Is the Pavilion coming around? Maybe.

I suppose I could talk about the (non) press conference about the buckling siding at the EC, but there was so much Beautiful Sunshine going on there, I think they had a couple of skid loaders waiting afterwards.

The BIG story of the day is the announcement of a new Visual Arts Center director at the Pavilion;

Kara Dirkson will become the new director of the Visual Arts Center at the Washington Pavilion beginning Sept. 29.

I have to tell you I was delighted to hear this. Kara is well worth her weight in gold when it comes to art, in other words, she knows her stuff. While Kara and I ‘Don’t Hang’ we have many mutual friends, and I am well aware of her talents. I just hope they let her ‘Do her Job’ of advancing visual arts in our community, that is all I have ever expected of the VAC.

Good Luck Kara! And I have an open invitation for an interview to tell readers what your future plans are for the VAC.


#1 Dan Daily on 08.29.14 at 8:03 am

Perhaps the Pavillion could eventually become an art museum. Good luck Kara.

#2 Karma on 08.29.14 at 9:15 am

Kara will be fabulous!

#3 Me on 08.29.14 at 6:03 pm

Did you almost write something positive? Maybe.

#4 Lewis on 08.30.14 at 9:03 am

Trust me, I have my concerns. Taking someone from the private, for profit art industry and putting them in a not-for-profit art world is a tricky and sticky proposition. But I will say this, Kara knows about 1000x more then the last director did about art, and that is promising.

#5 Dan Daily on 08.30.14 at 2:03 pm

Any new ideas could work. Especially with someone from the private sector involved. It’s not positive, it’s desperation. Someone (other than city types) with common sense and a little luck could find a real purpose for the last of Munson’s Folly’s.

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