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Kelly To Take Reins At Old Jail Art Center


The Old Jail Art Center in Albany, TX has recently announced the appointment of Patrick Kelly as the organization’s new Executive Director. Kelly has a long history at the OJAC—he first began working for the organization as a Preparator/Facilities Manager in the early 90s and became the curator in 1997. Since then, he has steadily built a reputation for his solid, very interesting program of the best artists working in Texas today. He is also a practicing artist.

Most recently, Kelly was responsible for supervising gallery renovations at the OJAC and for overseeing two publications: a monograph titled Borderline Greatness: Camp Bosworth, as well as the first catalog documenting the Old Jail’s permanent collection.

In one of his first duties as Director, Kelly is overseeing construction of a new 2,200 square foot building to house the Robert E. Nail Jr. Archives, a collection of documents that “encourages the discovery and understanding of our regional and institutional history.”

Next time you’re in Fort Worth, make the 2-hour drive west and check out this gem of a space.

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