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BCAC Taps Former County Parks Director as Interim Leader

The Broome County Arts Council’s board of directors has selected former Broome County Director of Parks, Recreation and Youth Services Arthur (Art) Garrison as the BCAC’s interim executive director. Garrison, who will begin Monday (July 24), follows Laura Knochen-Davis, who announced in April that she was stepping down. (more…)...
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Executive Director Laura Knochen-Davis will be leaving the Broome County Arts Council (BCAC) as of July 28. Knochen-Davis told the arts council board of directors that she is facing some family obligations that require her complete attention. "I am disappointed not to be able to continue in my position as I was looking forward to a long relationship with the BCAC," said Knochen-Davis, who became executive director in January 2016. Since February, the BCAC has been developing an organizational strategic plan. Board President Susan Appe, Ph.D., said...
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By Barb Van Atta When members of the local arts community gather next month to honor five of their own, they also will be honoring the past, present and future of the arts in Broome County. At a press conference this morning at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Binghamton, Broome County Arts Council Executive Director Laura Knochen-Davis announced the following recipients of BCAC’s bi-annual Heart of the Arts awards:

• HOTA Lifetime Achievement Award – Dr. Timothy G. Perry, Binghamton University music professor and Binghamton Community...

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By Barb Van Atta At a news conference today (March 16), the Broome County Arts Council (BCAC) awarded $232,815 in United Cultural Fund (UCF) grants to 22 local arts organizations, community non-profits and individual artists. UCF monies will help provide general operating support for seven major arts organizations in the community and will fund 15 specific projects ranging from classes to concerts to film festivals, said BCAC Executive Director Laura Knochen-Davis. (more…)...
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BCAC names new executive director

Laura Knochen-DavisThe Broome County Arts Council (BCAC) Board of Directors has selected Laura Knochen-Davis as the new executive director.  She will take her position in January, following the retirement of long-time director Sharon Ball. Board President Fred Xlander said Knochen-Davis’ wide-ranging experience in both arts and business, as well as her deep commitment to the community were deciding factors. “The Board’s vote was unanimous.” Xlander said, “She is the perfect choice to take...
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Laura Knochen-Davis won't become the executive director of the Broome County Arts Council until January, but that doesn't mean we at Broome Arts Mirror won't have any questions for her until then. She's still very busy working and teaching at SUNY Broome, so we invited her to a quick "online press conference," answering by email questions posed by BAMirror volunteer reviewers. GEORGE BASLER: What do you see as gaps in the local arts scene (such as the lack of opportunities for a young audience)? How do...
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