Arts Center Taps Proven Local Leader for Directorship

p3_Cynthia Spencer HResThe role of executive director at the Corvallis Arts Center has resembled that of a revolving door over the years with no one holding the position long. Now after the exit of the latest director Kyle DeVaul after six months, a familiar face has been chosen to succeed her, local artist Cynthia Spencer.

You may have seen Spencer’s pottery works and artist profile in the Jan. 30 issue of The Corvallis Advocate. However, Spencer is likely more well known for her nine years of service as the director of Corvallis favorite, the Fall Festival, as well as her work as a highly regarded pottery instructor at Linn-Benton Community College’s Benton Center.

Spencer, whose passion for art, track record of excellence and proven leadership abilities have been lauded by those at the Arts Center, is scheduled to begin working in the middle of the month. She’ll take over for interim director Cheryl French. Spencer’s recently been involved with the center, helping with marketing and social media promotion, in addition to teaching at the Benton Center.

By Anthony Harris