Deborah Randolph has joined the staff of the Southeastern Center of Contemporary Art (SECCA) in Winston-Salem, NC, as Curator of Education.
SECCA’s Executive Director Mark Leach says, “In her leadership role at SECCA, Deborah will be a tremendous addition to the staff. We’ll be looking to her to expand SECCA’s current education programs with fresh creative offerings that will be appropriate for children and adults. She will also be working closely with the public and private school systems to encourage exhibition-driven classroom education, as well as creating new collaborations with other community agencies.”
Randolph is the former Associate Curator of Education at The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, University of New Orleans, Louisiana. She came to that position from the School Leadership Center of Greater New Orleans, which provides professional development and support for school principals.
Randolph is currently a doctoral candidate in the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research focuses on arts integration in the American South. Randolph has taught courses in arts integration for pre-service teachers at the University of New Orleans and as a graduate assistant at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
“I am thrilled to be working at SECCA,” Randolph says. “It’s such a vibrant and innovative arts center. I plan to use my previous experience in museum education and knowledge of curriculum theory and practice to broaden SECCA’s education agenda. I am looking forward to engaging people from across the community and State to participate in programs and events and help explore contemporary art in new ways.”
The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) in Winston-Salem is an affiliate of the North Carolina Museum of Art, a division of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources. SECCA is also a funded partner of The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. Additional funding is provided by the James G. Hanes Memorial Fund.
The NC Department of Cultural Resources annually serves more than 19 million people through its 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, the nation’s first state supported symphony orchestra, the State Library, the N.C. Arts Council and the State Archives.
The NC Department of Cultural Resources serves as a champion for North Carolina’s creative industry, which employs nearly 300,000 North Carolinians and contributes more than $41 billion to the state’s economy. To learn more visit (www.ncculture.com).
For further info contact Ellen Wallace, Marketing and Communications for SECCA by calling 336/397-2107 or visit (www.secca.org).