There is a new executive director at Jacoby Arts Center.  After several years at the helm, Melissa Crockett stepped down earlier this year.  Taking her place will be Ron Abraham.

Abraham is currently the director of the Great Rivers Choral Society.  He says he plans to keep directing the vocal group, as well as tend to his new duties:

Abraham comments

The next event at Jacoby's is this Sunday, with a free art history lecture given by Dr. Martha J. Ehrlich, Associate Professor at SIUE.  She will be presenting "Akan Gold from the Wreck of the Pirate Ship WHYDAH."  It starts at 1pm.

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