Andries appointed to Oregon Cultural Trust board
Sean Andries, executive director of the Chehalem Cultural Center, got the nod last week by Gov. Kate Brown to fill one of two vacancies on the board of directors for the Oregon Cultural Trust.
Appointment of Andries and Myong-Hui Murph, co-owner of Global Art of Dance in Beaverton, was confirmed by the Oregon Senate on March 4. The pair will fill vacancies after two previous board members resigned.
"We are extremely proud that two such passionate and dedicated cultural advocates have committed their talents to the Cultural Trust," Niki Price, board vice-chairman, said in a news release. "We welcome their breadth of experience and expertise and know they will make substantial contributions to our work in protecting and strengthening Oregon culture."
Andries was named executive director of the CCC in October 2017.
The 37-year-old Rogue Valley native's last post was as operations manager at Portland Center Stage. Heavily involved in the state's nonprofit arts scene, Andries previously worked as an artist, educator, producer and administrator for the Portland Ballet, Oregon Children's Theatre, Circus Project and Imago Theatre.
"Great art makes great communities and great communities make great art," Andries said. "I am excited to join the Cultural Trust board of directors and help ensure all Oregonians have the same access to arts and culture I have always enjoyed."
The Oregon Cultural Trust, according to the release, is a "cultural promotion and preservation organization … (that) provides grants and funding to arts, humanities and heritage organizations to stabilize and expand." The CCC, it added, is funded in part by the trust and has been a longtime and active partner.
"We are thrilled by Andries' appointment and know this will continue helping raise CCC's statewide profile and grow our role as a leading voice in the conversation on arts and culture throughout Oregon," Price said.
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