SOURCE: Jackson Hole Center for the Arts

December 07, 2007 13:06 ET

Richard Anderson Joins Center for the Arts as New Marketing Director

JACKSON HOLE, WY--(Marketwire - December 7, 2007) - The Center for the Arts today announced that Richard Anderson has joined the organization as its new Marketing Director. With nearly 20 years of experience in journalism, much of that focused on arts and culture, and 15 years in Jackson Hole, Mr. Anderson brings a broad knowledge of the industry and the community, both essential elements for marketing success.

Prior to joining the Center for the Arts, Mr. Anderson was the founding editor of Planet Jackson Hole, a leading newspaper focused on arts and culture. In that capacity, he was responsible for the daily operations of the paper, the planning of content and selection of material that would appeal to readers, budgeting, public relations and promotional programs.

"We are pleased and excited that Rich has accepted our offer to become our new marketing director," said John Tozzi, Chairman of the Board of the Center. "He is extremely talented and his experience in covering the many facets of the arts in Jackson Hole and his extensive knowledge of the Center's history will be important in achieving our immediate and long-term marketing goals."

Mr. Anderson's experience also includes roles as features editor at the Jackson Hole News and founding editor of Wyoming Magazine. His arts affiliations have included co-founder and board member of the Jackson Hole Music Experience (a Center for the Arts Resident organization) and a previous role as managing director of the Performing Arts Company of Jackson Hole.

"I've been close to the Center for the Arts since its inception and look forward to working with the entire arts community to continue to raise awareness of the incredible cultural quality coming out of Jackson Hole," noted Anderson. "This is an important opportunity to contribute to the community that I love and to participate in the promotion of Jackson Hole as a cultural destination."

Mr. Anderson is a cum laude graduate of Middlebury College, a long-time student of jazz, an amateur musician and a talented writer of poetry and fiction. His wife, Yana, is a shiatsu massage therapist. They have one son, Griffen McCoy, age 2.

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, 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 or call 307.734.8956.

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