Hannah Hammond-Hagman Named as Education Director at Lubeznik Center for the Arts

Hannah-Hammond-Hagman-2017Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA) announces that Hannah Hammond-Hagman replaces Janet Bloch, as the Director of Education at LCA. Bloch was tasked with finding a uniquely qualified candidate to fill her place when she was promoted to the Interim Executive Director position in September 2016 and named as Executive Director in December 2016.

Executive Director Janet Bloch states, "after seven years serving as education director, you can imagine that I was very selective about who would take my place. I can't imagine trusting anyone to do this job more than I trust Hannah. She is experienced, passionate and skilled. She was the only choice for me!"

Hannah Hammond-Hagman is an artist residing in Valparaiso after years on the East and West coasts. In her work over the past twenty years in arts education and arts and cultural non-profits, she has had the privilege to work with students from kindergarten to college age in the classroom and out in the community. She remains committed to producing and designing creative curriculum and events that promote creative economic development and placemaking from the neighborhood level to the state level. She believes in the power of the arts to transform lives and communities, and nourishes this in her pedagogical practice, her studio practice, and her personal life.

Hannah earned her Masters of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BFA from Indiana University, Bloomington.

"I'm thrilled to become a part of the amazing work LCA does," states Hammond-Hagman, "and I am deeply committed to continuing to build upon our foundation of creative community outreach and educational programming. My prior experience as a teaching artist with LCA taught me first-hand the level of excellence and breadth of programming provided, and I am dedicated to upholding and expanding the work we do with our various community partners in our school programs, community events, and our classes and workshops. I am specifically invested in broadening our programming for families and teens with new interpretive programs and initiatives. I feel very welcome, and I am so grateful for this opportunity to do the work I love."

The LCA has provided arts experiences for the public, enhancing education, economic development, and quality of life throughout the region for more than 35 years. Adjacent to Michigan City's lakefront, the LCA welcomes members and guests to experience art through an eclectic mix of exhibitions, classes, cultural performances, and memorable after-hours events. In addition to a full schedule of contemporary art exhibitions, the LCA is home to permanent and outdoor art collections along with a Gallery Shop featuring hand-crafted artisan items.

LCA weekday hours are from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CDT). Weekend hours are from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CDT). For more information, please visit www.lubeznikcenter.org or call 219-874-4900.