UNION — The Union County Arts Council recently added three new members to its board of directors. Kim Lawson, Amelia Hart and Harold Senn were installed by a unanimous vote during the board’s January meeting.
“All three of these individuals will be great additions to our board,” said UCAC president Bennie Giles. “Each of them brings a different skill set that will only help us to improve our service to the community.”
Hart is a graduate of Converse College with a Bachelor of Art in Studio Art. After working in the field of textile design she now balances family and a part-time Postal Service job with her love of creating art.
“I love drawing from old photos of family and local landscapes using a variety of media,” she said. “As a UCAC member, I feel grateful to be a part of an organization whose goal is to allow our community to share in my appreciation of art.”
Lawson brings an impressive resume’ of organizational and social media skills to UCAC. While at USC-Union, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Art in Organizational Leadership, she was listed on the Honor Roll, Dean’s List and won the Economics Award. She has also held the position of Personnel Specialist/Administrative Assistant in the Union County School District and spent time working in real estate.
She is also a past member of the UCAC board and was a member of the Union County Human Resources Association and currently serves on the Union Services Advisory Board. For the past year she has served as UCAC’s Web and Social Media Coordinator.
Senn is already a familiar face around UCAC. For the past 18 months he has led UCAC’s efforts to make it’s story known by volunteering to serve as the organization’s publicity director and writing news releases that are sent out across the upstate. He also organizes classes, workshops and other programs offered at UCAC, along with assisting his wife, Jackie, who is UCAC’s coordinator.
He also serves on the board of directors for the Uniquely Union Festival and the Union Events Center.