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Board Members


Heartland Arts Board Members represent the following organizations and their constituencies as well as Heartland Arts-initiated events.

Chair - Julie Kjenaas

The Armory Arts and Events Center, Art Leap, Northern Light Opera Company

Vice Chair - Paul Dove
Northern Light Opera Company, Medici Project, Park Rapids Arts & Culture Advisory Commission, Arts Lab, The Armory Arts and Event Center

Treasurer - Rod Nordberg

Park Rapids Arts & Culture Advisory Commission, Hubbard County Historical Society, The Armory Arts and Event Center

Secretary - Jill Lucas
Board member at large

Jennie Anderson (and others)
Heartland Concert Association

Bickey Bender

Artist, Blank Canvas Gallery online, Park Rapids Classic Chorale

Tessa Beck
Nemeth Art Center

Jill Dickinson
Park Rapids Community Education, Medici Project, Art Leap

Pat Dove
Northern Light Opera Company, Medici Project, Arts Lab

Paul Dove
Northern Light Opera Company, Medici Project, Arts Lab

Laura Grisamore
Studio 176, Nemeth Art Center

Lu Ann Hurd-Lof
Art Leap, Park Rapids Downtown Business Association, Park Rapids Arts & Culture Advisory Commission

Laura Johnson
Hubbard County Developmental Achievement Center

Cynthia Jones
Park Rapids Downtown Business Association, Arts Lab

Marie Nordberg
Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning, Park Rapids Classic Chorale

Mike Lein and Niomi Phillips
Jackpine Writers' Bloc

Larry Novak
Park Rapids Area Community Band

Jodi Schultz
Park Rapids Area Library

Carolyn Spangler
Noon Hour Concerts, Art Leap, Medici Project

Kendal Ware
Northern Lights Dance Academy

Irene Weis
Board member at large

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Arts Council officers are elected to one-year terms. Others serve as members-at-large or as representative of member organizations which decide who their representatives will be and how long they will serve.

Paul-Hawken

The Heartland Arts board meets at noon the first Monday of each month at the Armory Arts and Events Center office.


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