BC Arts Council Welcomes Two New Board Members

For Immediate Release
Jan. 25, 2013  

VICTORIA - Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Bill Bennett congratulated an acclaimed B.C. artistic director/choreographer and a successful self-taught visual artist recently appointed as new members of the BC Arts Council (BCAC) board. 

Established in 1995, the BCAC is a publicly funded BC government agency that supports artists and cultural organizations throughout the province. Council enlists the input of British Columbia's arts community to evaluate funding applications through an independent peer-review process. 

Emily Molnar, artistic director/choreographer of Ballet BC since 2009, is a graduate of the National Ballet School and a former member of the National Ballet of Canada. Molnar's stellar career in ballet includes extensive performance experience throughout Europe, Asia and North America. As a passionate mentor, advocate and coach, Molnar is committed to nurturing artists and supporting the development of dance and artistic leadership. 

Visual artist Joseph Cross is an active member of the Cranbrook community and has also taught art locally. Named Artist of the Year by Trout Unlimited Canada in 2007, he has received international recognition for his work throughout his career. Cross has been commissioned to produce portraits, paintings and presentations by various individuals and organizations, including the Ktunaxa Tribal Council. 

Bennett expressed warm thanks to three BCAC board members completing their service: Stephen Foster, Marilyn Timms and Karen Young. 

For more information, visit the BCAC website at: http://www.bcartscouncil.ca


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