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

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.

Madelyn Orochena, Vice Chair

KSU graduate with a BA in Dance, born and raised in Kennesaw. Madelyn is a mother, dance educator, performer, and choreographer within the local community.

Daniel Bernard, Secretary

Daniel Barnard joined the Commission in 2019 and has become an active supporter of the arts in Kennesaw, and public art in general. His background at KSU lead him to join the Commission, after participating in several public arts projects on behalf of the school. He is currently a 2-D and 3-D artist, working primarily with ceramics and portraiture.

Lance A. Lewin, Commissioner

After being in the garment industry 33 years, including twelve years as abusiness owner in Kennesaw, in 2013 transitioned into Telecommunications as co-owner of a small subcontracting business. Recently semi-retired, jumped back into photography as an instructor and writer while also serving a Directorship position with the Photographic Society of America, and board member, co-director and curator at Gilmer Arts Gallery in Ellijay, Georgia. You can learn more about Lewin’s photography at his website: http://www.visualizingart.com/.

Valerie Dibble, Commissioner

Karen Backus, Commissioner

Carol SillsCommissioner

Dr. Carol Sills years’ of experience has merited many commendations as an Organization and Leadership Development professional. She has produced multiple public-private partnerships in corporate, education, federal, state and local arenas. Commendations awarded her include those for design, execution and governance of matrix partnerships.  Dr. Sills loves her Cobb county community and enjoys serving to expand and enhance its resources.   

 

Her skill set that enables her contributions to the commission on which she serves include: certification Managing Organizational and Individual Change, University of Va. Darden Graduate School of Business; Managerial Coaching certification, Kennesaw State.  Dr. Sills earned a residential Ph.D.  Univ. of Ill. And the M.A.  Purdue University. 

Jessie Blowers, Former Board Member

Kim Meachum, Former Board Member

Jessy Patterson, Former Board Member

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