Des Moines, IA (March 19, 2014) — The Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation welcomed its leadership for 2014 at a board meeting held February 26 in Des Moines. Paul Mankins, FAIA Leed® AP, Principal of substance ARCHITECTURE in Des Moines was re-elected the Foundation’s President. Katherine Murphy, Vice President of Community Support for Wells Fargo Bank in Des Moines was elected Vice President. Ted M. Stuart, President of Architectural Arts, Inc. in Des Moines was elected Secretary/Treasurer.
“The Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation has made significant progress in accomplishing its goal of making Greater Des Moines a ‘world class’ destination for public art. The recent additions to art throughout our community contribute to the cultural environment that is being recognized throughout the world,” said Paul Mankins, president. “And, the Foundation’s plans for upcoming installations are very exciting too! Stay tuned for more great works!”
In addition to the Foundation leadership, five new board members were appointed. Lauren M.G. Burt, Manager of Corporate Communication, Meredith Corporation; Paula J. Feltner, Attorney and Lobbyist, Feltner & Heller Attorneys at Law; Bob Furstenau, Director of Digital Media Services, Meredith Corporation; Michelle Book Gowdy, Director of Community and Academic Relations, DuPont Pioneer; and Tim R. Hickman, AIA, LEED® AP, Principal of substance ARCHITECTURE are new board members for 2014.
The Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation Nominating Committee selected three former board members for Emeritus status on the Board of Directors, based on their distinguished service, active participation, engagement and philanthropic support during their board terms. The new Emeritus board directors are Pamela Bass-Bookey, Owner of the Temple for Performing Arts; Jeff Fleming, Director of the Des Moines Art Center; and Kristi Lund Lozier, artist. These members have served three terms on the Board of Directors, nine years total for each. Both Bass-Bookey, past Board president, and Lozier served on the founding Board of Directors in 2004.
ABOUT THE GREATER DES MOINES PUBLIC ART FOUNDATION
The Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation, established in 2004, recognizes that art belongs not just in galleries and museums, but in streetscapes, parks, buildings and infrastructures of a thriving community. Dedicated to envisioning, developing, advancing and promoting public art projects, the Public Art Foundation collaborates with local entities and artists to engage, inspire and enrich the lives of residents and visitors to the community. The goal is to increase awareness of our community as a world-class destination for public art. For more information about the Public Art Foundation, visit www.dsmpublicartfoundation.org.