Following an extensive search, the Community Arts Center Board of Directors has selected Chuck Still to become executive director of the Arts Center, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pennsylvania College of Technology that has served 1.5 million guests for more than 1,000 productions since opening in 1993.
Still comes to the Community Arts Center from the Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston in Texas, where, from 2015-19, he oversaw the start-up of the facility and helped complete a $25 million capital campaign as MATCH’s founding executive director.
Still holds a Master of Fine Arts from North Carolina School of the Arts, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and a Bachelor of Arts from Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina.
“The Community Arts Center is pleased to welcome Chuck to the staff,” said Board of Directors Co-Chairman William J. Martin, “and we are excited and enthusiastic about the leadership experience he brings to the executive director position.”
“The CAC board feels strongly that Chuck’s broad and deep expertise in the industry, his creative approach to development, and his open and engaging leadership style, are all precisely what our organization needs right now,” added Patrick Marty, co-chairman of the center’s board of directors. “I know that the CAC staff is eager to work with and learn from Chuck, and I trust that community leaders will assist us in offering Chuck a warm welcome to the region.”
Since reopening in 1993, the Community Arts Center (the former Capitol Theatre) has hosted a diverse slate of performers and shows including Aretha Franklin, Art Garfunkel, Yo-Yo Ma, “Singin’ in the Rain,” Jackson Browne, Jay Leno, “A Chorus Line,” the Glenn Miller Orchestra, “Beauty and the Beast,” Riverdance, Jungle Jack Hanna, Willie Nelson, Ringo Starr, Gordon Lightfoot, Arlo Guthrie, Buddy Guy and many more.
The Arts Center serves as home to community-based organizations such as the Uptown Music Collective, the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra, the Williamsport Community Concert Association, the Collegetown Gallery and local dance recitals. Through a 2016 collaboration agreement, Lycoming College has expanded access to the Community Arts Center to present performing arts, academic and community outreach events.
In addition, the CAC has partnered with more than 250 local nonprofits and other organizations, providing fundraising assistance, meeting space, technical support and promotional considerations. For more, visit www.caclive.com.
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