East Providence Arts Council announces new board members, committees, and communications initiative

The East Providence Arts Council (EPAC), a collective of artists and community members looking to connect with each other through the Arts, has announced that after its first meeting of 2019 they are excited to announce their new board members, committees, and communications initiative.

EPAC’s hope is to be a force for good: to connect artists in East Providence so that they can meet, collaborate, and thrive, and in so doing create art for all the people of East Providence to enjoy.

EPAC Press Release, Announcement

The East Providence Arts Council met at the HeARTspot Art Center and Gallery in January to create a new board and to discuss their committees and initiatives.

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EPAC’s first decision was to increase the number of board members to eleven total, with five new board members appointed that evening. These appointments were followed by general officer elections. Rick Lawson and Jennifer Gillooly Cahoon will serve as Chair and Vice Chair. Bill Hurley will continue as Treasurer with Karen Orsi assuming the role of Secretary. Annette Mozzoni, Rich Watrous, David O’Connell, and Judy dePerla will be assuming the At-large seats, with one vacancy remaining.

EPAC will be working in close collaboration with the City of East Providence. Johanna Walczak will be joining EPAC in representing the Planning Department while Michael Carlozzi will be representing the Public Library. David Bachrach from the Community Development office will also be working with EPAC on various projects throughout the City.

In an effort to improve communication and reach, EPAC hired Jeremy Spurr and Melissa Rose Linhares from Caravela Communications. You can expect to see a new and improved website, branding, and a vibrant and interactive presence on all of EPAC’s social media platforms.

EPAC restructured their committees to better meet their 2019 initiatives. EPAC will still have the Festival Committee in charge of organizing their flagship event, the Looff Arts Festival. EPAC created two new sub-committees: the Public Art Committee and Performing Arts Space Committee. These committees will be working closely with the City on beautification initiatives and in looking to create a performing arts space here in East Providence.

For more information, visit www.eastprovidencearts.org.