The Tennessee Valley Art Association is delighted to introduce
Christi will be already familiar to many of you through her work with the Kennedy-Douglas Center for the Arts, in Florence.
She has also previously served as Director of the Shoals Storytelling Festival, Exhibition Curator for GAS Design Center, and Communication Manager for the Florence-Lauderdale Public Library.
She received her undergraduate degree from the University of North Alabama, and is currently pursuing an individualized Master of Arts through Goddard College, with an emphasis in cultural administration and social practice.
Christi calls the TVAA’s history of community arts advocacy “inspiring” and says:
I am honored to follow in the footsteps of passionate creatives like Mary Settle Cooney and Ethel Davis who worked so diligently to grow the arts in the Tennessee Valley. When we look at the history of this organization we really see the spirit of the Shoals, one that embraces its culture, creativity, innovation, and collaboration.
Christi brings to our team the commitment, vision, and sense of adventure that have distinguished her career in arts administration thus far, and we invite you to join the TVAA board, membership, and staff in extending her a very warm welcome.
Christi is due to begin her new position as TVAA Executive Director in December 2019, as we prepare to open the Tennessee Valley Museum of Art's annual holiday exhibition, the Trees of Christmas.
Make plans to visit the museum this December and say hello to TVAA Executive Director, Christi Williams Britten!