Bill North resigns from Salina Art Center

After nearly seven years, Bill North is stepping down as the executive director of the Salina Art Center, effective July 16.

Before coming to the Salina Art Center in late 2012, North was the senior curator at the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, Kansas State University for 17 years.

North’s accomplishments during his tenure at the Salina Art Center include the organization of over thirty-five exhibitions and over 25 artist residencies, developing the Art Center’s nationally-recognized hand papermaking program, and commissioning artist Conrad Snider to create a large-scale, ceramic tile mural for the Art Center’s Santa Fe Avenue facade.

Salina Art Center is a nonprofit, contemporary art & education center accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

New Boston

Creative wins Ag

Marketing Award

New Boston Creative Group, LLC won a Merit Award from the Agricultural Relations Council’s annual Golden ARC Awards contest. The work recognized was a blog featuring profiles of Kansas farmers, which was produced for Kansas Farm Food Connection. Kansas Farm Food Connection is a joint effort of eight Kansas organizations committed to sharing the story of agriculture with a non-agricultural audience.

The Golden ARC Awards contest, now in its 29th year, honors stellar work created by public relations professionals in the agricultural industry.

New Boston Creative Group is a full-service integrated marketing communications agency that specializes in web design, digital marketing and video production.

Discovery Center receives $10K grant

Humanities Kansas recently awarded the Flint Hills Discovery Center a $10,000 grant for a film about the Santa Fe Trail. HK awarded $63,000 in grants to several other Kansas organizations.

To commemorate the bicentennial of the Santa Fe Trail, the film, “The Santa Fe Trail: Commerce, Conflict, and Cultural Convergence,” examines the people that traversed this trade route through the American West, its impact on indigenous populations, and the legacy that remains today.

HK grants are designed to share stories that inspire, spark conversations, and generate insights that strengthen civic engagement.

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