A new year brings with it new board members! We are excited to have Carolyn Carmel-Dykman, Ann Kraus, and Kanda Parrot joining our Board of Directors. And while we love to have new members, it also means we have to say goodbye to others. Thank you to Lynn Cotter, Julie Aebig, and Michelle McCormick for spending many years and countless hours as an ACWL-Nuveen Board Member. We're so grateful for your time and energy, and while we'll miss you on the board, we're so glad you'll still be volunteering in other capacities.
It just so happens that each of our new board members is an artist in their own right. Carolyn Carmel-Dykman - http://www.carolyncarmel.com/ is a well known local photographer. In the past, she has volunteered as part of our marketing committee and has offered up her tremendous photographic eye to document events such as the Free Summer Concert Series and Garden Art Adventure. She also had an exhibition at the ACWL-Nuveen in January of 2020 titled 101 Faces which featured photographs of 101 women from the ages of 0 to 100.
Ann Kraus also had an exhibition at the ACWL-Nuveen, in February of 2020, titled An Origin. While Ann is currently working on weavings and paintings to coincide with a photo collage series, her exhibit in 2020 featured provocative landscape and urban photographs taken in Montague and Japan in 1998 and during a more recent trip in 2019 when she made a solo trek across Japan. Ann's artwork has been featured in our Juried Exhibition, and she has volunteered her time hanging numerous exhibitions. https://www.instagram.com/good_ribs/
Kanda Parrot has been an artist member of the ACWL-Nuveen for over three years. A Montague resident, Kanda works as 2D artist in a range of mediums including acrylic, pen, and pencil. Her work is extremely detailed and focuses on the natural world, animals, and their ecosystems. Alongside regularly bringing in new work to display in the gallery and maintaining her online store, Kanda has volunteered for the ACWL-Nuveen in the past, helping to paint sets for the 2019 theater production of The Rainbow Fish.