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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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