New director chosen for Columbus-area Arts Council

The Columbus Area Arts Council has announced that Indianapolis designer Kathryn Armstrong will be the new executive director of the organization. Current director Karen Shrode is stepping down from the role.

Since 2010, Armstrong has been a faculty member at the Herron School of Art and Design. She has been an active board member of the Contemporary Art Society at the Indianapolis Museum of Art since 2012. She joined the Columbus Museum of Art and Design as an independent curator and consultant earlier this year.

Armstrong will start in the new role on June 6th. She will be moving to Columbus with her partner, Steven Baker, who is a design professional.