SOURCE: Jackson Hole Center for the Arts

October 02, 2007 12:07 ET

Center for the Arts Adds Two New Board Members

New Directors Bring Substantial Arts, Entertainment and Business Experience

JACKSON HOLE, WY--(Marketwire - October 2, 2007) - The Center for the Arts announces the addition of two new members to its Board of Directors, Alan Hirschfield and Ann Frame. Both directors were elected to three-year terms during the Center's annual meeting this month.

"We are delighted that Alan Hirschfield and Ann Frame will be joining our board. They exemplify the type of board member that has become increasingly important as the Center for the Arts transitions into a full time operating entity. Having access to the energy, enthusiasm and business experience that they bring to our board will be instrumental as we move forward with our mission to offer the very best in the varied disciplines of the arts and education, as well as nationally and internationally acclaimed entertainment," stated Center for the Arts Board Chairman, John Tozzi.

Mr. Hirschfield, a Jackson resident, brings to the Center board significant business experience, especially in the entertainment industry, which includes Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation and President and Chief Executive Officer of Columbia Pictures, Inc. He is formerly a trustee of the American Film Institute and a director of the Motion Picture Association of America. Additionally, Mr. Hirschfield, a graduate of the Harvard Business School and the University of Oklahoma, is a trustee of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and serves as a director of the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole.

Ms. Frame is also a resident of Jackson, moving to the town after establishing herself as an investment banker in New York City with Lazard Freres. Ms. Frame, a graduate of Brown University and the Wharton School of Business, was previously on the Center for the Arts board from 1997-2000, during which time the idea of acquiring the land and the original designs were being developed. "I am a believer in the value of the arts to a community and the richness their appreciation can add to our lives," remarked Ms. Frame. Ms. Frame is also very involved in a variety of community programs including serving as a board member of the Teton Science School and the Jackson Hole Land Trust.

About the Center for the Arts

The Center for the Arts in Jackson, Wyoming is a hub of creativity and collaboration in Jackson Hole. Opened in 2004 with the completion of the 41,000-square-foot Arts & Education Pavilion, the Center is now home and host to 17 local and regional non-profit arts and higher education organizations that have their own studios, classrooms and performance spaces under the same roof. The Performing Arts Pavilion, which opened in March 2007, features an award-winning, flexible 525-seat theater, a music center, theater rehearsal space and spacious lobby. This new theater, the first proscenium theater with a full-height fly loft in Jackson Hole, is home to Off Square Theatre Company, Jackson's only year-round professional theater company, and a new downtown Jackson venue able to host performances never before seen in Jackson Hole.

Housing the community's new theater, its art organizations and non profits in a single, centralized building creates an atmosphere of collaboration and inspiration for the arts in Jackson Hole. The synergy of resident organizations, the theater and hundreds of visitors bustling through the Center for the Arts each day breeds a high-energy powerhouse for the local arts community and the many visitors that come to Jackson Hole each year.

The Center for the Arts is located between Cache Drive and Glenwood Street, two blocks south of the Town Square in downtown Jackson, Wyoming. For more information on how you can get involved with the Center for the Arts, please visit www.jhcenterforthearts.org or call 307.734.8956.

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