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ROGUE GALLERY & ART CENTER NAMES KIM HEARON EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

rgac pear logo(Medford, OR) – June 19, 2013– The Rogue Gallery & Art Center (RGAC) announced today the appointment of a new Executive Director. Ms. Hearon stepped in as the interim executive director in November 2012, following the resignation of Jules Masterjohn.

“Kim Hearon has served successfully during the time of transition. Her enthusiasm, combined with her background in business and the arts made her the obvious choice for executive director” says Rogue Gallery board president Frann Wolfe. Ms. Hearon is a longtime resident of the Rogue Valley. She was a partner in Molly Reed Gifts and Interiors in downtown Medford for over 20 years. An artist herself, she holds a bachelor of fine arts degree in painting and drawing, and has been involved in several art organizations in the region.

The Rogue Gallery & Art Center recently completed a strategic plan. Under Ms. Hearon’s direction, the organization is already working to put elements of the strategic plan into action. These elements include greater community involvement, expanded education opportunities, and upgrades to the facility.

“The dominant theme of our strategic plan is the commitment to pursuing a high level of artistic excellence. It is tremendously exciting to be working with artists, staff, volunteers, and a community that shares this vision,” states Kim Hearon.

The Rogue Gallery & Art Center is a non-profit community art center, founded in 1960 to promote and support the arts in the Rogue Valley. The center exhibits a wide range of artistic styles and mediums from local and national artists. Programming includes art educational opportunities for children and adults. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call (541)772-8118 for more info or visit www.roguegallery.org.

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