Monday, February 3, 2014

Arts Council chooses visual arts director

Georgina Goodlander
The Idaho Falls Arts Council has hired Georgina Goodlander as its visual arts director, to  lead content selection, program development and activity integrity at the ARTitorium on Broadway. She will also be responsible for the development, coordination and installation of all visual arts exhibitions at the Carr and Hall community galleries, located inside the Willard Arts Center.

“We have known since the beginning that ARTitorium on Broadway would need someone with a uniquely advanced set of skills to meet its mission," said Brandi Newton, the council's executive director. “Georgina doesn't just meet those expectations, she exceeds them.”

From 2003 to January 2014, Goodlander lived in Baltimore, Md., and worked at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Beginning at the museum as an intern in 2003, she went on to manage its innovative Luce Foundation Center for American Art, coordinated The Art of Video Games exhibition and then became deputy chief of media and technology, where she oversaw web and social media content.

Before this, she taught English in Songjiang, China, worked in a gift shop in Toronto, and was lead hostess at the Old Faithful Inn Dining Room in Yellowstone National Park which began her dream to relocate to this part of the country.