Like most organizations, the International Sculpture Center exists in a state of continual evolution, with familiar Board and staff members moving on to new opportunities and new faces joining the mix. Such change is good: it is important that we explore our strengths and weaknesses and that we seek the best human resources to help the ISC move forward as we attempt to serve the organization’s mission.
Recently, we have had the good fortune to add to our excellent staff, the front line of individuals who serve you—our members and subscribers—on a daily basis. We recently welcomed Valerie Friedman and Mary Ellen Brady to the ISC ranks. Valerie joins us as a Conference and Events Associate, assisting Dawn Molignano to stage our terrific conferences, galas, and other events. Mary Ellen joins us as an Executive Assistant, thereby allowing our already overworked staff to do even more.
The ISC Board usually consists of anywhere from 25 to 35 members, so there are always a few of us coming and going. It is with gratitude and sadness that we say goodbye to Ric Collier and Bob Emser as Board members. We are grateful for all that Ric and Bob brought to the organization, and although they are leaving the Board, we hope to continue to work closely with both of them in the months and years ahead.
We are also excited to extend a warm welcome to our three newest Board members—Ree Kaneko, STRETCH, and Steinunn Thorarinsdottir. Many of you may be familiar with their work, and we are very pleased to have them on board to share their wisdom for the benefit of the ISC. Ree and STRETCH help return the ISC to its Midwestern roots while bringing to us their international knowledge, reach, and experience. Steinunn’s home base in Iceland adds to our direct international presence. We are proud to have current ISC Board representation from the United States, Mexico, Switzerland, Iceland, Italy, and Australia. With more international coverage in Sculpture and upcoming conferences in London and other cities around the world, we are succeeding in our effort to live up to the “I” in our name.
The ISC Board and staff are charged with running and overseeing the organization and its operations; we are the ISC’s ambassadors to the world at large. We are also here to listen to you, ISC members and Sculpture readers. With more of us around the country and around the world, please reach out to us and tell us how we are doing.
Chairman, ISC Board of Directors
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