JH Public Art head will advise on national level

JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Carrie Geraci was elected by Members of Americans for the Arts to its advisory council for the Public Art Network. Geraci will advise Americans for the Arts’ staff on developing programs and services to build a deeper connection to the field and the network membership.

“Americans for the Arts strives to cultivate the next generation of arts leaders in America, and I am pleased to welcome Carrie Geraci to our advisory council,” said Robert L. Lynch, president, and CEO of Americans for the Arts. “These leaders are willing to dedicate their time and expertise to work with peers across the country to shape national programs and messages and help craft services for states, communities, and local organizations. I applaud Mrs. Geraci for her valued contribution and commitment that will undoubtedly improve the state of arts in America.”

In the Public Art Network Council, Geraci will work with fellow arts leaders from across the country to advise national programming initiatives, choose the Public Art Network award recipient, and offer diverse perspectives and voices on public art and public art programs.

Potential council members were nominated in mid-September and were voted on by members of Americans for the Arts through November 14, 2017. Geraci will serve a three-year term, from January 1, 2018, to December 31, 2020.

“I am honored to be selected by my peers and look forward to working with them to strengthen the field of public art and I am eager to continue to learn about practices and policies that will enhance our work here in Jackson,” Geraci said.

Geraci founded Jackson Hole Public Art as a non-for-profit public art program in 2010. Since then Geraci and staff have installed 14 public art projects in partnership with public and private developers, and consulted on public art plans for the Town of Jackson, Teton Village Association, and St. John’s Medical Center.

Jackson Hole Public Art published a free online Public Art and Creative Placemaking Toolkit in 2016. They also offer a STEAM program in partnership with the Fabrication Lab at Jackson Hole High School, and they conduct community outreach and temporary installations using the Mobile Design Studio.

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