Horsecross Arts boss Jacqueline McKay resigns
This is a really wonderful introduction, especially to a third-grader, about the different aspects of the arts, and not just the performing arts, which is what we do. The kids go across the street, and they get to walk into a museum (and) the library, so students get individual (introductions to the fine arts, the performing arts and the literary arts.” This year’s program will feature the Houston Grand Opera ‘s Opera to Go productions of “Rapunzel,” as well as classic Caldecott Honor-winning children’s book “Strega Nona” by Tomie dePaola. “I think that Klein Art Days is sort of encouraging the next generation of art patrons,” Decker said. “So many children go to the movie theater, or they go to their school play, but they don’t really get the opportunity to sit in a big hall and see a big live performance.
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No further explanation for Ms McKays surprise departure had been offered, with Horsecross Arts announcing that it had brought in an interim chief executive, Colin McMahon, a former senior official at Angus Council while a new figurehead is recruited. Ms McKay, who left the Byre shortly before it was expected to become part of a new cultural trust in Fife, had been expected to oversee plans for a multi-million pound overhaul of Perths historic theatre. Councillors approved final plans earlier this month which will see the building close in January to make way for the 14.5 million project. Horsecross Arts said Mr McMahons appointment was aimed at ensuring business continuity as it embarks on the theatre revamp, which is expected to take around two years to complete.
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