Idaho Falls Arts Council Selects New Director


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(IDAHO FALLS, ID)  —  The  Idaho  Falls  Arts  Council  has  chosen  Brandi  Newton, Interim Operations Manager, as the Executive Director.    “Our  community  has  been  very  generous  with  supporting  first  our  Historical  Colonial Theater and Willard Arts Center and now with ARTitorium on Broadway,’ says Newton. “I am honored and humbled to be  asked  to lead  this organization into our very exciting future.”

Brandi  Newton joined the Idaho Falls Arts  Council as  an  accountant  in 2010  and  most recently  served  as  ARTitorium  on  Broadway  Project  Manager  and  Interim  Operations Manager.  Newton grew  up in Idaho Falls,  graduated  from  the  University  of Idaho  and returned home to eastern Idaho in 2007.

“Brandi  knows  our  organization  and  community.   To  accompany  her  strong organizational  development  and  community  building  skills,  she  has  a  passion  for  our mission,” said  Tracy  Hoart,  IFAC  Board  of  Directors  Chair.  “The  search  committee  and board have full confidence that Brandi will continue moving IFAC forward in a positive direction as the Executive Director.”

The  Idaho  Falls  Arts  Council  2013-2014  Performance  and  Visual  Season  will  be announced  in  August  of  2013.  The  Snake  River  Roaring  Youth  Jam  is  scheduled  for August  8,  9  &  10  and  promises  to  be  an  exciting  part  of  the  Idaho  Falls  Arts  Council Summer.

The  Idaho  Falls  Arts  Council  is  a  private  nonprofit  organization  which  owns  and  operates:  The Colonial  Theater  and  the  Willard  Arts  Center,  which  houses  the  Carr  Gallery,  Hall  Community Gallery,  WAC  Artist  Studios  and  the  Willard  Arts  Center  Professional  Offices.  In  2013,  IFAC  will begin  construction  on  the  ARTitorium  on  Broadway.  The  mission  of  the  IFAC  is: To  educate  our community  and  enrich  its  quality  of  life  by  promoting,  advocating  and  presenting  a  broad spectrum of visual and performing arts in eastern Idaho.