Board of Directors

REED COLVER

Reed Colver is a Learning Specialist at Duke University’s Academic Resource Center.  She has a wide range of experience in arts administration, including work in arts advocacy, training, production management in both theatre and dance, arts education, and project management. She is also a frequent teacher and lecturer in arts and creativity.

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Rich Holly currently serves as Executive Director of ARTS NC STATE at NC State University since 2015. Prior to his appointment at NC State, he was a founding board member of the DeKalb Area Arts Council and active with the Rockford Arts Council. Active in arts advocacy, he frequently consults for arts organizations and school system arts programs. As a percussionist, Rich remains active as a solo performer and clinician, appearing over 300 times at different venues across the world. He received formal training at the State University of New York at Potsdam and East Carolina University.

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Beth Eiserloh Johnson has been the owner of a small marketing consulting firm, Small Frame Marketing, specializing in strategic planning and freelance marketing projects for Triangle area nonprofits and small business since 2011. Prior to that she worked on staff at the North Carolina Symphony, Duke University’s Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship and Minneapolis’ Guthrie Theatre. She has extensive volunteer and committee experience for local nonprofits such as CAM Raleigh, Haven House Services, Follow the Child Montessori School and Triangle ArtWorks. Beth is a self-proclaimed cheerleader for the local art scene and has enjoyed being a patron, ticket buyer, art buyer, donator, volunteer and general rah rah-er for the Triangle’s growing arts and cultural community.

DaveMpicEdit1600DAVID C. MASON

David is an experienced Product Manager who has worked in organizations like Red Hat and Intrahealth International to develop open source software. He also co-founded the Open Initiative, which worked with recording artists, open source software leaders, educational institutions, and other NGOs to improve health care in Africa. Prior to his work with open source software development, he studied music and English literature in college and played music professionally for several years.

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Brandon is an attorney with Odin Law & Media. He is general counsel to the International Game Developers Association, serves on the Sports and Entertainment Section Council of the North Carolina Bar Association, and dabbles in visual art. He also chairs Triangle ArtWorks Legal Resource Group.

VEDIA JONES-RICHARDSON

v_jones-richardsonHeadshotVedia is an intellectual property attorney who heads the trademark, copyright and licensing practice group for Olive & Olive, where she serves as a Partner. As a former graphic designer and marketing professional with a BFA in design and photography, she has a longstanding passion for supporting the arts and the integration of creativity and business.

 

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Brian is principal and landscape architect with obs landscape architects.  Brian is past chairman of the Raleigh Arts Commission and a founding member of Raleigh’s Public Art and Design Board. Many of Brian’s projects involve the incorporation of public art working with various artists. The art and science of landscape architecture and the opportunity to shape public spaces is what drew Brian to his profession. He is also an avid sketcher and fan of the performing arts.

melaniestoerheadshotMELANIE STOER

Melanie Stoer is a management consultant working with clients to innovate processes and products to better meet customer needs. She is particularly focused on creative thinking and development & implementation of new ideas. Melanie is also an accomplished glass artist, glass fusing instructor, and active member of the Triangle arts community.

 

Amy Russell

Amy Russell

AMY RUSSELL

Amy Russell joined Carolina Performing Arts (CPA) as the Director of Programming in 2014, curating a multi-disciplinary season of 40+ performances, engaging artists in unique fellowships across campus, and maintaining CPA’s global artistic relationships. Amy has played a lead role in developing the vision for CPA’s newest venue, CURRENT, a black box theater and studio space dedicated to installations and other immersive experiences, scheduled to open in the fall of 2017. Prior to joining CPA, Amy oversaw programming for the North Carolina Symphony and served as Executive Producer of their radio broadcast series. A lifelong student of music, she holds a degree in performance from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

 

Jack Arnold

Jack Arnold

JACK ARNOLD

Jack Arnold has taught at colleges and universities throughout the US, the American Dance Festival, the Pilobolus Institute, and the Guangdong Dance Company in Guangzhou, China.

Jack holds a MFA from UNC-Greensboro and a BFA from UNC School of the Arts.  You can often find him running trails at Umstead State Park or sneaking away for a quick morning surf session at Wrightsville Beach.Jack Arnold, a native of Enfield, NC, began his residential real estate career in Chapel Hill in 1996 and joined Hodge & Kittrell Sotheby International Realty in 2000.  With offices in Raleigh and Chapel Hill, he represents buyers and sellers throughout the Triangle.

Jack came to real estate after a 20 year career in modern dance, including four years as a member of Pilobolus Dance Theatre.  He has performed worldwide.

WILLIAM A. GREGORY

William “Bill” Gregory is currently the Artist in Residence at Duke University Hospital. Bill helps manage the hospital art collection including

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Bill Gregory

installation, de-installation, and maintenance. In addition, he provides graphic design support for events, manuals, and promotional materials. Bill also created and implemented a self-guided walking art tour for patients and families.

Bill was a 11+ year North Carolina Community College instructor where he taught studio art and graphic design. During his time teaching, he also worked with art museums, art galleries, and local universities to create educational curriculum for traditional and non-traditional classroom settings. He managed the Frank Creech Art Gallery on the main campus of Johnston Community College.

He holds a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Montana, as well as a Bachelor of Fine Arts from East Carolina University.

CYNTHIA DEIS

Cynthia Deis

Cynthia Deis

Cynthia Deis is an arts educator, retail consultant and writer with a lifetime of connections to the art and maker communities. She produces Pop-Up Raleigh Market, is active in the Raleigh Tour D’Coop and can be found at art events of all levels, from black tie to untied sneakers.

Her career has ranged from non-profit arts organizations to for-profit crafts retail, with time spent in classrooms, studios and sound stages, but she is never far from her sketchbook or her notepad. A graduate of the Ohio State University, she has made her home in the Triangle for over 20 years.

 

 

BETH YERXA/Executive Director

Beth Yerxa, Executive Director of Triangle Art Works, in her home in Raleigh, July, 2010.

Beth Yerxa, Executive Director of Triangle Art Works, in her home in Raleigh, July, 2010.

Beth Yerxa has been involved in the arts community in the Triangle since 2001, when she served on the Raleigh City Council’s Task Force created to write the initial Raleigh Public Art Policy.  Once this document was created, she was appointed by Council to the Raleigh Arts Commission, where she served from 2003 to 2009, including three years as Chair of that Commission.  Beth practiced environmental regulatory law and litigation for 13 years, most recently as a partner at Smith Helms Mullis and Moore in Raleigh.  She also currently Chairs the Board of the North Carolina State Arts Society.