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Legawiec named director of Freeport arts and cultural group

Arts & Cultural Alliance of Freeport has selected Dana Legawiec to be its new executive director. According to the alliance, Legawiec is a nationally recognized communitybased teaching artist and educator. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from Princeton University and a Master’s Degree in Arts in Education from Harvard University. She is currently part of the faculty at Colby College and the University of Southern Maine Theatre Departments and founded the Theatre Program at Bowdoinham Community School. She is also an independent teaching artist for schools and organizations in New England. 

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Arts Center of Kershaw County names new executive director | Arts

There’s nothing like a steady and experienced hand during turbulent times.

The Arts Center of Kershaw County, like venues everywhere, was forced to close its doors to the public during the COVID-19 shutdown, and only recently returned to hosting live performances, hosting artists such as Camden natives Patrick Davis and Joel Rush in May.

Now veteran administrator Dolly Patton steps in as the organization’s new executive director, the center revealed on June 9.

“I am thrilled to be joining the Arts Center of Kershaw County as its Executive Director and am extremely grateful for the opportunity to be part of

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ART BEAT: Hudgens Center’s new director Laura Ballance aspires to ‘connect and excite’ audiences | Entertainment

“My job is getting others to be as excited and engaged with the arts as I am,” said Laura Ballance, the Hudgens Center’s new executive director.

With the Hudgens’ 40th Anniversary coming up this year, Ballance has plans that guarantee wonderful arts encounters for all.

“I was the black sheep of the family,” Ballance said. “I was expected to go into the aviation industry like most of my family. But I was the ‘quieter’ middle child.”

A native Atlantan, the arts quickly became her passion after an uncle introduced her to photography. As a student at the Galloway School, she

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