Tuesday, June 21, 2011

ArtWorks! Gwinnett Names Sally A. Corbett as Inaugural Executive Director

Duluth, GA -- The Board of ArtWorks! Gwinnett (http://artworksgwinnett.org), an organization  promoting and supporting arts opportunities in Gwinnett County, GA named Sally A. Corbett as its first executive director this month. Designed to enhance cultural and economic capital and enrich the County's residents and business community, Artworks! selected Ms. Corbett for her 15 years of experience in Georgia’s arts community.
“We are glad to have Sally on board and look forward to embarking on a series of new  projects that will serve the arts organizations and artists of Gwinnett County, and in turn make the community even more vibrant for area residents and our visitors,” says Caryn McGarity, executive committee co-chair, ArtWorks! Gwinnett.
“The businesses, schools and libraries of Gwinnett are eager for more involvement in the arts. As Sally and our board work to develop those synergies we are encouraged by the early support of the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce and the Partnership Gwinnett Initiative which are providing office space for ArtWorks!,” says co-chair Matt Hyatt.
Ms. Corbett is a 2010 graduate of the Metro Atlanta Arts & Culture Coalition’s Arts Leaders of Metro-Atlanta (ALMA) business and arts leaders’ class. Her work in the arts includes seven years at the High Museum of Art and more than nine with the arts programs of Emory University. She has volunteered for national, regional and local arts organizations including the American Association of Museums and Fulton County Arts Council.  She received the Public Relations Society of America’s Georgia Chapter June 2011 Chapter Champion Award for her volunteer service to the Chapter. (Additional biographical information is available upon request.)
            “I am happy to be a part of ArtWorks! Gwinnett and a new phase of development for the arts of Gwinnett County,” says Sally Corbett. “Over the years I took note as arts organizations and venues launched and transformed in Gwinnett. I remember my first visit to the Hudgens Center in Duluth when it was brand new and when Aurora Theatre’s new space opened in Lawrenceville. In recent weeks I have experienced the SculpTour project in Suwanee Town Center, the Duluth Arts Walk and art by Buford’s Tannery Row artists. I look forward to exploring the diversity of arts offerings throughout Gwinnett and to meeting with arts groups and supporters. ArtWorks! is here to invite and inspire area residents, businesses and civic organizations to engage in more artistic exploration.”
Over the next few weeks, Corbett will meet with various organizations, businesses and entrepreneurs to bring the expansive arts community together to develop initiatives. For information, visit http://artworksgwinnett.org or email info@artworksgwinnett.org. To view a list of Gwinnett County arts events, visit http://www.gcvb.org/visitors/calendar-of-events/.
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About ArtWorks! Gwinnett
ArtWorks! Gwinnett is a consortium for all who appreciate and support the arts and recognize that the arts are an essential and enriching part of every community, economy, education and life. To join, support or volunteer with ArtWorks! and to learn about the more than 200 arts groups and entities in Gwinnett County, GA email info@artworksgwinnett.org to be added to the email list and look for new information as it develops online at http://artworksgwinett.org.

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