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Jan 31, 2012
Judy Herman, longtime executive director of Main Line Art Center (Haverford, PA), has announced she will retire in August 2012. Judy has led the Art Center for nearly 25 years, growing it from a small art center with an operating budget of $200,000 and a staff of two to a mid-sized organization with an average operating budget of $1.3 million and a professional staff of ten.
Judy has also grown the reach and depth of the Art Center's outreach programs including the Art Center's own Exceptional Art program for children and teens with developmental and physical disabilites. Throughout the years, she has helped bring art to diverse populations. Thanks to her nearly 25 years of dedicated service, Judy leaves behind an organization deeply rooted in the community, and a strong, professional staff eager to help the Art Center move to the next level.
"There is no doubt that during her tenure, Judy has grown the Art Center into an important venue for art in our community," says Steve Holstad, Jr., board president. "But perhaps more important is the welcoming and nurturing environment that she has fostered within Art Center. Her legacy really cannot be measured, as is the countless ways that the Art Center has transformed people's lives."
About the Main Line Art Center
Since 1937, Main Line Art Center has enriched the lives of artists of all ages, levels and abilities, as well as art appreciators, by offering high quality visual arts experiences through classes led by professional Teaching Artists, exhibition opportunities, artistic development and networking opportunities.
Main Line Art Center still operates with the mission originally set forth by the passionate group of artists who founded our community's home for creativity 75 years ago. We are guided by our core values: respect for individual creativity; a belief that everyone has the ability to learn and appreciate art; the belief that art is essential for balance and enrichment; and that art is a catalyst for building community.
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