Saturday, November 23, 2013

Karyn Miller is new director of exhibitions at AAC

Arlington Arts Center announced yesterday that Karyn Miller has joined the organization as the new director of exhibitions. In this role Miller will be responsible for conceiving and delivering a year-round exhibition schedule including public programs for three distinct exhibitions programs.

This addition to AAC's staff coincides with the organization's upcoming 40th anniversary exhibition slated to open January 2014. Miller's arrival at AAC will be heralded by this show designed to celebrate mentorship and emphasize AAC's contribution to the careers of local artists.
"Arlington Arts Center has prime space for exhibitions. I'm eager to leverage my relationships and knowledge of regional artists, work with them to transform the space, and to create dynamic programs that stimulate and engage audiences," Miller commented.

For more than six years Miller headed the visual arts and communications at CulturalDC where she directed the artist recruitment and selection at Flashpoint Gallery while leading exhibition efforts for public projects like Construct and CONNECT 4. Prior to this she served as gallery director for five years at Connersmith giving her more than 11 years of experience in her field.

With her knowledge of emerging arts, Miller is a perfect fit for AAC's mission which supports regional artists in the early stages of their careers. Her experience curating exhibitions coupled with her long history in DC's contemporary arts scene is a significant addition to the programming at AAC. 

"This is a great gain for AAC, because I know she'll bring energy, ideas and momentum to our exhibitions program," commented AAC Executive Director Stefanie Fedor. 

Along with her work in the arts, Miller has also served on panels and given talks at various institutions including the Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Corcoran College of Art + Design, and will be serving as an adjunct faculty member at George Mason University this spring.

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