OUR MISSION

The mission of the Kennesaw Art and Culture Commission is to

promote and support community economic viability and quality of life

through the developmentof multidiscipline art and cultural initiatives.

OUR PEOPLE

Clemens Bak, Chair

Director of the Red Onion Press and active in the arts for many years, he is retired from Fabrico, a manufacturing company in Kennesaw after 27 years of service.

Daniel Bernard, Secretary

Valerie Dibble, Commissioner

Karen Backus, Commissioner

Carol SillsCommissioner

Jessie Blowers, Former Board Member

Kim Meachum, Former Board Member

Jessy Patterson, Former Board Member

The mission of the Kennesaw Art and Culture Commission is to

promote and support community economic viability and quality of life

through the developmentof multidiscipline art and cultural initiatives.

OUR PEOPLE

Kimberly Watkins, Chair

Kimberly Watkins has worked in professional theatre and photography in Atlanta. She enjoys painting and teaching children the importance of art as a therapeutic tool. Dr. Watkins is a part time Assistant Professor of Psychology at Kennesaw State University and a strong supporter of the arts in Kennesaw.

Travice Baldwin Obas, Vice Chair

Travice Baldwin Obas is a professor of communication at Georgia Highland College. She has worked in theatre for many years and judges local one-act competitions. She is passionate about theatre, the arts, and bringing awareness to the importance of art in the community. 

Robin Thornhill, Commissioner

Robin Thornhill is a local actress who has spent many years teaching children theatre across Alabama and Georgia. She is passionate about her work in the arts. 

Chelsea Bodenhamer, Secretary

Chelsea Bodenhamer is a teacher at North Cobb High School and loves working with students on the culinary arts. She runs her own small business specializing in artistically decorated confections. 

Andrea Hall, Commissioner

Andrea Hall is a local real estate agent with a passion for arts.

Erin Light, Commissioner

Erin Light is an art teacher at Pine Mountain Middle School. She has been sharing her love of painting with students and the community. She was integral in the Kindness Rocks garden at Swift-Cantrell Park.