HAA’s Jonathon Glus Named President of Texans for the Arts

by Paula Newton January 15, 2015

GlusJonathon Glus, President and CEO of the Houston Arts Alliance (HAA), may not have been getting much love in Glasstire’s comment sections since the late November brouhaha over the artwork commission for the George R. Brown Convention Center, but he is receiving praise from Texans for the Arts (TFA). Glus was recently appointed President of the TFA Board of Directors. As HAA’s press release explains, “This appointment recognizes Jonathon’s effective arts leadership in Houston and his commitment to statewide arts advocacy.”

TFA is the official arts advocacy organization of Texas. It provides information about legislative activity related to arts issues and organizes efforts to protect and increase public funding for the arts.

“I am honored to accept this leadership position as Board President of Texans for the Arts,” says Glus. “The 27-member TFA Board of Directors works closely with its membership to educate and advocate statewide.” [Glasstire is a member; for membership list, go here.] “Texas continues to bolster its position as a cultural center,” continues Glus. “Through TFA’s partnership with the tourism industry; the broad arts, culture and creative economy sector; and elected leadership, we are in a strong position to advance support of the sector and further integrate the arts into the very fabric of our communities.”


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Johnnie Ray January 15, 2015 - 10:09

Does TFA seriously send out a press release when they select a new board president?

Paula Newton January 15, 2015 - 10:59

The press release came from HAA; didn’t find any official announcement on the TFA site (although he is now listed as board president).

Shaw January 19, 2015 - 10:49

HAA’s vanity program continues. Funded by public dollars.


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