Arts Council Welcomes New Executive Director and Announces Board of Directors | Arts

The Transylvanian Community Arts Council (TC Arts) has announced the appointment of Kathy King as Executive Director.

“Throughout the interview process, the committee found her wise, articulate, passionate and kind. She will listen and respond to our artistic community and the community at large with fresh ideas while valuing and preserving the programs. and high quality services for which TC Arts is known, ”said Cindy Rehm, Chairman of the Board.

King received his Bachelor of Science (English, High School) and Master of Arts (English) from the University of Southern Mississippi, and his JD from Tulane University Law School. After practicing law in Dallas, Texas for nearly 20 years, King and her husband, Cory Kale, moved to Brevard.

At Brevard, King was actively involved in the arts community by volunteering at the Arts Council, teaching digital photography and digital scrapbooking to adults and children, and photographing numerous events. She has taught at Blue Ridge Community College and Brevard College, and in Arts in Schools programs and Arts Council summer camps.

King said, “I am delighted to join the Transylvanian Community Arts Council as Executive Director and look forward to working with the Board of Trustees and the arts community as we deal with and overcome the challenges of last year. The Arts Council played an important role. been in the creative community for almost 40 years, and have seen first-hand the impact that the local arts and the Arts Council have on the children and adults in our community. Together, we can build a stronger organization and a stronger, more vibrant creative community that will continue to benefit the Brevard / Transylvania region. “

Rehm, Brevard artist and arts educator, is the new president of the Transylvanian Community Arts Council. Billy Smith, artist, gallery owner and art teacher, will be its vice-president. The new management team is committed and eager to work collaboratively with the Board of Directors and staff to advance the vision and mission of TC Arts.

In addition to Rehm and Smith, the board members are Sue Hershey (secretary), Chris Price (treasurer), Jack Christfield, Derrick Gardner, Courtney Mason, Stephen Rapp, Caren Stewart and Brian Stretcher, Ph.D.

The mission of the Transylvanian Community Arts Council is to improve the quality of life in Transylvania County by celebrating and nurturing the creative spirit of artists, youth and individuals throughout the county. For more information, call (828) 884-2787 or visit

Norma D. Ross