The Arts Bus is recruiting new members for its Board of Trustees!
Are you passionate about unlocking creative imagination in the minds of children? Do you want to meaningfully contribute to the artistic future of Vermont? Do you have Board Officer experience at a nonprofit? The Arts Bus needs you! We are actively recruiting board members across Central Vermont to join our Board of Trustees, particularly those with expertise in accounting, legal, private & event-based fundraising, and mental health. If you are interested in joining, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Here’s our superstar team working together as Board of Trustees for The Arts Bus:
Bethany Silloway (Chair, Treasurer) of Randolph Center grew up in a family of photographers and has been immersed in the art scene her whole life thanks to her Uncle, photographer Jack Rowell. Now, being a mother of three, she knows the importance of keeping wonderful opportunities like the Arts Bus going in this small community. Bethany works in public relations at Gifford Medical Center and finds herself absorbed in the ongoing community needs from health care to maple syrup to milk! Bethany and her husband, John, live on their family dairy farm in Randolph Center, which is not only a producer of milk but also one of Vermont’s beloved maple syrups.
Cheri Landi (Secretary) of Randolph is an artist, a painter, a maker, and an educator. She has a BFA in painting from the Swain School of Design and a Masters in Education from Antioch. She works in a wide variety of mediums and has spent many hours painting floors, walls, quilt tiles & community canvases. She loves making connections in her community through art – and she does in multi-color, multi-medium glory!
Joan Feierabend of East Randolph received her BFA from Pratt Institute and her MFA from Vermont College. Her teaching career started with teaching crafts to the aged handicapped, followed by teaching deaf/ blind children; then in 1970, she moved to Vermont and began teaching adult degree courses. When her children were preschool/kindergarten age, she taught art eduation in Tunbridge, then expanded her artistic impression on the youth of the area by teaching K-12 art at Chelsea Public School for 24 years. Now retired, Joan creates new art every day, prolific on canvas and in her gardens.
Courtney Bowen lives in Rochester, Vermont, with her family and lots of wild animals nearby. She is the Youth Services Librarian at Kimball Public Library and just completed a Master of Library Science plus a Master of Arts in Children’s Literature from Simmons University. Courtney loves reading, gardening and hiking in her spare time. Prior to Librarianship, she was the Events Manager at The Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth College for ten years. She adores attending live theater, music and dance performances and strives to support local arts.
Kevin Harty of Roxbury is a founder of the White River Craft Center and one of the original Arts Bus Board Trustees. He has a long history with art curation and nonprofit organizations in Central Vermont and specifically in Randolph, where for years his work has supported artists in residence, art & crafts clubs and classes, maker spaces, studios, and display with promoted gallery viewings and installations.