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New Director Starts At KAC


Kirkland Art Center in Clinton named Anita Welych as Executive Director, following a search by the Board.


Welych brings over 30 years of experience in arts administration and arts education, having worked at Cazenovia College as the Director of the Arts Management Program and a Professor of Art. She was a co-founder and director of the Syracuse alternative gallery Altered Space from 1990-96 and she served on the board of ArtRage Gallery for several years; currently she serves on the Syracuse Public Art Commission.


Welych earned a BFA from Cornell University and holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Syracuse University. She has worked in book arts, collage, printmaking, painting and installation, and she has exhibited her work nationally and internationally.


In April, Welych received a 2023 Special Recognition Award in Arts Administration from Le Moyne College for her service to the field.


“We were very impressed by the experience and wisdom that Anita brings to her service in the arts and, combined with her passion and dedication, she is well positioned to take up this leadership role with the Kirkland Art Center during exciting times for the organization,” said Jon Hysell, Board vice…



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