Vero Beach Museum of Art appoints Museum Art School Manager

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Kathie Elias

The Vero Beach Museum of Art is delighted to announce today the appointment of Kathie Elías as Museum Art School Manager effective December 2, 2019.

For the past year, Kathie Elías worked as the Curator of Education at the Foosaner Art Museum in Melbourne, Florida. Her relationship with the Foosaner began earlier in 2017, when she worked as a Guest Curator of Education, designing and executing educational programming that centered on diverse audiences, accessibility, and outreach. Previously to working and residing in Florida, she worked as the Educator at Museo de Arte de Ponce in Puerto Rico since 2006.

“I am delighted to be a part of the Vero Beach Museum of Art team. The Museum Art School has a long and respected history within the community. I’m looking forward to continuing the robust programming, as well as strengthening ties to the wider arts community, and integrating with the education team,” commented Kathie.

Sara Klein, Director of Education at the VBMA, said, “This is an important full-time hire for the VBMA and the Museum Art School. Kathie has vast experience as a Museum educator and will play a vital role in serving our current students as well as cultivating new audiences. We are excited to have her on board.”

Elías is a graduate student at Florida Tech. She hopes to earn her master’s degree in public administration in the Fall of 2020. She holds a bachelor’s in arts and humanities from the University of Puerto Rico in Ponce and a certification in non-profit management and grant writing from the University of Central Florida.

The Vero Beach Museum of Art located at 3001 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach, Florida 32963. Directions: From I-95 (Exit 147), from U.S. One, and Indian River Boulevard, take State Road 60 east over the Merrill Barber Bridge to beachside, turn right at first traffic light into Riverside Park.

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Museum programs are sponsored in part by the State of Florida through the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, as well as The Plansoen Foundation and Holmes Family Foundation. The Vero Beach Museum of Art is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The Vero Beach Museum of Art is a membership-based not for profit 501 (C) 3 organization pursuant to chapter 212, Florida Statutes.

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