(Hogansville, GA) — Hogansville’s Regional Arts Association, previously known as Hogansville Cultural Art Society, proudly announces the new 2017 Hogansville Regional Arts Association board members.
Five members were transitioned on to the new board on Sunday, March 26, 2017 in downtown Hogansville.
The 2017 Hogansville Regional Arts Association Board includes: President Chris Swanson, Vice President Suzi McKibben, Incumbent Treasurer Sue Thompson, who also served in 2016, Secretary Rose Pellet and Historian Becky Dickerson.
The outgoing board members are Jane Gottshall as president, Erica Nashan as vice president, and Linda Senterfitt as secretary.
“Our nonprofit is regional and extends as far as it is needed to encourage all artist to benefit through the HRAA to grow art programs through grants, scholarships, promotions, education or any other resources we have available,” said Toni Striblin, Hogansville Regional Arts Association founder and charter president.
The Hogansville Regional Arts Association, founded in 2003, and its board members have always focused on supporting local artists and art businesses.
The new board already has big plans and ideas for the arts such as sponsoring child art development classes and adult workshops, developing a STEAM festival, and providing grant opportunities for local art businesses.
Increasing public involvement within the arts community is also on the board’s agenda, as they are interested in buying a downtown building for Artist in Residence, implementing “Music on Main” by providing sponsored times for musicians and bands to perform on Main Street, and utilizing the Hogansville Amphitheater for art and entertainment.
With the implementation of the new board, the Hogansville Regional Arts Association is also seeking new members to join. Board meetings are scheduled on the fourth Sunday of each month at 3 p.m. at Suffering Artist Gallery, 311 East Main Street.