Julie Farr to Leave Houston Craft Center

by Paula Newton April 23, 2015

FarrJust as one executive directorship gets filled, another opens up. Yesterday, the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) announced the resignation of Executive Director Julie Farr, effective May 1, “to pursue other projects.”

“This seemed like a logical transition point, both for me personally and the Center as an institution,” she said. “After eight years with the Craft Center, I feel I have made my contribution to the institution and helped forge its identity with the exhibitions, projects and programs we initiated. I am extremely proud of the work we have all done together.”

During Farr’s tenure, HCCC furthered a nationally recognized Artist Residency Program, created two annual fundraising events, established a fully funded curatorial fellowship position, and achieved a long-term goal of lending original exhibitions.

Victoria Lightman, Board President, stated, “We have been in extremely capable hands for the last eight years, and we commend Julie for her work at the Center. She created strong partnerships with other cultural institutions, and we hope to continue this collaboration.”

The HCCC Board will name an interim director in the near future.

(Image: Julie Farr, via Facebook.)

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Tony Falco April 24, 2015 - 08:38

So, we are meant to think that she left on her own accord? Julie is strong and outspoken, maybe she spoke honestly about a certain thing or person and someone on the board couldn’t take it. Godspeed Mrs. Farr


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