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NCAC Names New Director

On May 13*, our friends at the North Carolina Arts Council announced that Jeff Bell would be their next director.

Bell comes to Jones Street from Wilson, where he was the executive director of the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and Museum and Arts Innovation coordinator for the City of Wilson. He also has worked at the 21c Museum Hotel in Durham, CAM Raleigh, and the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Bell will start at the NCAC on June 13.

The NCAC also is welcoming Janelle Wienke as their Arts in Communities Director.

Please join the Network board and staff in welcoming Jeff and Janelle to the NCAC. We hope their tenures there are long and happy, and that they keep giving us money. We like that.


* In related news, the Network staff is shocked – shocked! – to discover that May 13 was two weeks ago, and that June begins next week. We’ve been busy.