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Toccarra A. H. Thomas Appointed Director of the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Toccarra A. H. Thomas as Director of the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans. Thomas has previously served as the inaugural general manager of Pioneer Works in Brooklyn, NY, and inaugural managing director of SPACE, a contemporary multidisciplinary art organization in Portland, ME. In her new role, she will oversee the Center’s expansive artist residency program, develop public programming and special projects to support community engagement with the Center’s artist residents, and manage the day-to-day operations of the Center.

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Melissa Dean
Town Hall: Art, Gentrification and Displacement

We recently hosted our annual call and response panel discussion at the Center on January 14. Moderated by Suneetha Venigalla of CAST San Francisco, panelists Shana griffin (New Orleans), Catherine Green (New York), and Sharita Towne (Portland) discussed the complexities of changing neighborhoods and community spaces with the many attendees. The afternoon included a collaborative installation by artists Sharita Towne and Shana griffin. 

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Melissa Dean