Carmel Arts Council Welcomes New President, Kathy Henderson
Writer / Abby Craig
As the New Year begins and bright changes begin to take place, Kathy Henderson steps up as the new president for the Carmel Arts Council, replacing the former president, Vivian Lawhead. Kathy Henderson, a member of the Council since 2007, hopes to further the mission of the council and her predecessors by building on the already substantial presence of the Council in the community. On the subject of artistry, she remarks, “Most of us have a vision of art as only being, painting, or sculpting; I have seen many individuals flourish through their creativity and being able to express themselves.”
As she ascends into the presidency, she strives to fill the shoes of the former president, Vivian Lawhead, who will remain on the council. “Our thanks to Vivian for being a wonderful leader for the past two years,” Kathy says. On the subject of her own personal goals for the presidency, she claims, “My passion for the CAC is seeing a group of many board members work together to offer love of the arts to our community. We all have very special talents; utilizing and unifying them is my goal as President.”
In addition to welcoming the new president, the Council also announced its January program at the Children’s Art Gallery on Main Street in the Arts & Design District, which features unique artwork from Towne Meadow Elementary Students. The CAC will host a public open house for the elementary school on January 8 from 2 to 4 pm. The Towne Meadow Elementary art students worked diligently to create a series of several art exhibits for display throughout the month of January in a special gallery entitled “World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery.”
The Carmel Arts Council Gallery Annex features student art from Carmel-Clay Middle Schools and Carmel High School, while the January Community Art Exhibit will feature student art from the Life Skills Class at Carmel High School. This exhibit focuses on the talents of the Life Skills Class through mixed media and includes drawings, paintings, and collages.
The CAC’s Children’s Art Gallery, located on 40 West Main Street, is open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays throughout January from 2-4 pm. Additionally, the gallery will be open on January 14 from 5 until 9 p.m. for the Arts and Design District’s Gallery Walk event. Student art exhibits open on January 4 and close at 4 p.m. on January 29.