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Darcy Dolge

Executive Director

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Darcy serves as Art Center East’s Executive Director. She oversees program development and delivery, financial management, administration and human resources, and conservation of the organization’s artistic spaces in its historic 1913 building. She also takes charge of community relations, initiating and fostering strong relationships within the community on the local, regional, and statewide levels.

 

Darcy is also a local small-business owner. Blackberry Moon Creations and Wellness Services is a practice that includes sound and crystal therapy; Darcy also handcrafts ceremonial drums (integrating her Scandinavian heritage) as part of her focus on wellness. Learn more about her business and artwork at blackberrymooncreations.com.

 

Darcy’s coffee order: hot oat milk latte

 

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Jennifer Durr

Gallery Director

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Jennifer serves as Art Center East’s Gallery Director. She oversees the fundamental workings of the Gallery Program -- this includes exhibits, marketing and design, artist recruitment, and artist relations for the Main Gallery, Co-Op Gallery, Gift Gallery, and Online Gallery. She also takes charge of ACE's annual Handmade Holidays Makers Market.

 

Jennifer is also a local creative who impacts the community through her specialties in clay, acrylic, and upcycled materials. Learn more about her individual work at facebook.com/durrclayandcraft.

 

Jenn's coffee order: hot salted caramel almond milk mocha

 

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Moira Madden

Outreach Coordinator

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Moira serves as Art Center East’s Outreach Coordinator. She oversees the Community Music Program, which includes private music lessons as well as community ensembles, and the Artists in Rural Schools Program that brings arts opportunities to K-12 students across Eastern Oregon. She also edits content for Art Center East’s marketing and fundraising materials.

 

Moira is a lifelong lover of the performing arts and enjoys playing piano, singing in the local community choir, and taking ballet lessons. She is also an amateur performer in regional theatre and musical theatre productions. She credits her La Grande piano, choral, and ballet teachers with inspiring her passion for and joy in the performing arts from a very young age.

 

Moira’s coffee order: hot double-shot skim milk latte

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Abigail Rebekah Shown

Development Coordinator

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Abigail serves as Art Center East’s Development Coordinator. She oversees the fundamental workings of marketing, partnership relations, membership relations, volunteer relations, and ACE’s Annual 5K Art Fun Run. She also takes charge of grant writing, recruiting, and fundraising.

 

Abigail is also a local dancer and choreographer who impacts the community through her specialties in modern dance, ballet techniques, jazz, contemporary, and musical theatre dance. Learn more about her individual work at abigail-rebekah.com.

 

Abigail’s coffee order: hot caramel latte

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Sophia aimone

programs coordinator

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Sophia serves as Art Center East’s Programs Coordinator. She oversees the fundamental workings of developing programs, recruiting teaching artists, and managing ACE’s quarterly class schedule. She also takes charge of interacting with the public, supervising volunteers and docents, managing facilities, and creating Take & Make Art Kits.

 

Sophia is also a local abstract artist who impacts the community through her specialties in acrylic, watercolor, and gouache. You can learn more about her individual work at @sophiaimoneart on Instagram. 

 

Sophia’s coffee order: iced white mocha with lavender and oat milk

 

 

 

Thank you to River & Wave for sponsoring Art Center East and providing our staff with headshots and team photos.

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