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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (EASTON, MD-SEPTEMBER 22, 2016)

 

Academy Art Museum Honors Retiring and New Trustees

This month, the Academy Art Museum welcomed new Trustees Peter A. Gallagher of Easton, Kentavius K. Jones of Easton, Carol Minarick of Easton, Rima Parkhurst of Easton, and Hanna L. Woicke of St. Michaels, while honoring retiring Trustees Joyce Doehler of Easton, Kathleen Linehan of Royal Oak, Robert Lonergan of Easton, and Timothy Wyman of Easton. The Museum also honored Kay Perkins of St. Michaels as an Emeritus Trustee and Donald Saff of Royal Oak as an Honorary Trustee.

Peter Gallagher of Easton is currently President of Gallagher & Associates. Gallagher served as President and CEO of America’s Promise – The Alliance for Youth, an organization that seeks to mobilize people from every sector of American life to build the character and competence of the nation’s youth. Prior to joining America’s Promise, Gallagher was a business executive and civic leader with such companies as Source One Financial Services, Inc., AT&T Universal Credit Card, and AT&T Universal Card Services. He has served on the Board of DC Children and Youth Investment Trust Corporation, the Emergency Board of Trustees overseeing the District of Columbia Public School System, and Capitol Hill Hospital. He has also completed executive programs in management, marketing and finance at the Wharton School, the Harvard Business School, Duke University, the University of Delaware, and the Aspen Institute.

Kentavius Jones of Easton is currently a professional musician. Last year he was one of the organizers of the highly successful Vinyl Hour at the Academy Art Museum.  He has previously worked with Rise Up Coffee Roasters as the Head of Wholesale and Caroline County Public Schools as an instructional assistant. He completed a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in education from Washington College in Chestertown, MD. He has been a coach for Talbot County Youth Lacrosse and a member of the Washington College Service Council, as well as has served as an Ameri-Corp volunteer.

Carol Minarick of Easton is a painter whose work has been shown in more than 30 exhibitions around the country. In addition to Beowulf and A Series That Is Not A Series, her recent show at the Academy Art Museum, Minarick has had solo exhibitions at Bertha Urdang in New York and Galerie Deux Têtes in Toronto. Fusing historical and contemporary concerns, Minarick frequently collaborates with other artists on ephemeral projects like a recent installation in her studio supporting the relief of Syrian refugees. She was previously an editor and science writer for the National Society for Medical Research and an editor for publications at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, both in Washington, DC. Minarick is a Life Fellow of the Virginia Center for Creative Arts. She has served as a commissioner of Easton’s Historic District Commission and on the board of the Frederick Douglass Honor Society.

Rima Parkhurst served for 20 years as a curatorial assistant and a gallery attendant at the Academy Art Museum and served on its Board from 2001 to 2007. In her professional career, she worked for the American Civil Liberties Union – National Capital Area, the Democratic National Committee, the Kennedy Center, and Amtrak. She was also founder of Parkhurst-Spence political consulting and software firm and worked as an administrator of Bayh Connaughton law firm. Parkhurst was a docent for the Baltimore Museum of Art and the National Gallery of Art. She has served on the boards of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Chesapeake Chamber Music, the Talbot County Arts Council, and Talbot Hospice Foundation.

Hanna Woicke of St. Michaels has had a career in education, health and the arts. Born in Prague, Czech Republic, Woicke attended university in Germany and studied linguistics at the American University of Beruit.  After teaching immigrant children English in England, she served as a board member of the NGO “Rio Health Collective,” establishing preschools in the slums of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She completed a master’s degree in non-profit management at New York City School of Social Research and worked for the New Jersey Center for the Visual Arts.  She was a founding member of the Friends of the Singapore Symphony, president of the MM Educational Fund, and a hotline counselor for Rape Crisis Centers in New Jersey and Washington, DC.  Woicke currently is a CASA volunteer and a board member of Chesapeake Music.

Carolyn Williams, Chair of the Academy Art Museum Board of Trustees, comments, “We are proud to welcome these new trustees to the Academy Art Museum’s Board of Trustees. Each brings unique talents and perspectives and will help lead us onward and upward into the future.  We also thank those trustees retiring from the Board for their generous contributions of time and talent in getting us to this exciting juncture where we excel as a first class arts organization, providing arts education for all ages and bringing the work of world class artists such as Rauschenberg, Rubens, Rothko, and Turrell to the Eastern Shore.”

The Museum recently honored retiring Trustees Joyce Doehler (2006 – 2016), Robert Lonergan (2010 -2016), Kathleen Linehan (2013 – 2016) and Timothy Wyman (2013 – 2016). The Museum also honored Kay Perkins (2008-2011/2011-2015), previous Chair of the Board, as an Emeritus Trustee and Donald Saff, Artistic Director of ROCI, Director of Saff Tech Arts and former Senior Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, as an Honorary Trustee.