Sioux Falls Arts Council still hasn’t found a director

An organization that has struggled ever since they have changed their name still hasn’t found an executive director since the last one quit in March of 2018;

The role has been vacant since March 2018 when former executive director Kara Dirkson left the council to go into self-employed fine arts services. President Alex Hagen said the organization has continued to carry out its mission during this year of transition.

“We’ve relied heavily on Angelica Mercado,” Hagen said of the council’s operations manager. “She’s been very instrumental on continuing our programming. The board has also chipped in and contributed a lot.”

I actually heard that Angelica has been busting her ass to work two positions. They really should have appointed her to the position when Dirkson quit. Maybe she doesn’t want it? After being CENSORED by the Pavilion (not allowing her video to play at her exhibit – I’ve noticed the video has disappeared on YouTube) I’m sure she probably has the same flavor in her mouth as Dirkson did when she left about the local-yokal mucky-mucks and their ‘idea’ about arts organizations.


#1 Blasphemo on 06.08.19 at 11:32 pm

If the amount of bouncing around Dirkson has done in a short time span within the local arts community – from private business art appraiser, to the Pavilion Visual Arts Center, to the SF Arts Council and now back into private business art appraisal . . . . is any indication, the current local arts community must be a REAL bucket of bolts. That’s a long way from Ray Shermoe’s long tenure helming the Civic Fine Arts Association HQ out of Carnegie Hall.

#2 anominous on 06.09.19 at 8:08 am

what didnt they like about her video

#3 l3wis on 06.09.19 at 12:26 pm

Well, the audio is playing in the exhibit, just not the video portion. It showed the rounding up of illegals at the border.

Leave a Comment