The Board of Directors of MidCoast Fine Arts (MFA) is proud to announce the appointment of Pamela Crouch as MFA's new Executive Director and Carolyn Krueger as General Manger. With their combined passion and enthusiasm for the Quad Cities art community, MidCoast is poised to grow even more as its visionary founder Dean Schroder transitions to retirement and a new chapter in MFA's history begins.

"We are thrilled to have both Pamela and Carolyn join our leadership team at MFA," said Amy Orr, President of MidCoast Fine Arts. "Each brings a lifetime of dedication to the local arts scene and we look forward to their leadership creating even greater opportunities to further MFA's mission of stimulating our community's cultural and economic vitality through the support of regional visual arts and artists. "We're excited to see Bucktown, MFA's galleries, and all of our events like Riverssance and Gallery HOP become even more integral to the  cultural landscape of the Quad Cities."

Pamela Crouch has a diverse background that includes everything from co-founding the Living Proof Exhibit  that honors breast cancer survivors to twenty years of experience in video and commercial production. Ms. Crouch has been an active Comedy Sportz performer, served on the Board of Directors for Playcrafters and The  District Theatre, and also served as the Commissioner for the City of Moline and an ambassador for the Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Crouch has earned B.A.'s in Speech Communication, English, Theatre, and Secondary Education at Augustana College.

Carolyn Krueger has long been one of MidCoast Fine Arts most ardent supporters beginning with her days as volunteer in high school and continuing throughout her adult life as she began to officially work for MFA in 2008. Ms. Krueger is owner of The ARTery in Rock Island, serves as an art instructor at the Bettendorf Family Museum, and continues to provide leadership for popular Midcoast programs including everything from "Gallery HOP!" and Riverssance to the daily management of MFA galleries and its volunteers throughout the Quad Cities. Ms. Krueger earned her Bachelor's Degree in Art with a double-minor in English and Religion Studies from Augustana College.

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MidCoast Fine Arts stimulates the Quad Cities' cultural and economic vitality through the support of regional visual arts and artists. MidCoast serves our community with quality programming and events year. Visit us online at www.midcoast.org to find out more.

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