MONTPELIER — The Center for Arts and Learning Board of Directors announced Phayvanh Luekhamhan will step into the role of executive director, overseeing the operation of the 22,000-square-foot arts facility located in Montpelier’s Barre Street District, seeking to create new resources for artists and cultural opportunities.
A practicing poet, Luekhamhan previously held roles of director of operations at LION Publishing, a nonprofit member-based organization focused on supporting digital news publishers, director of business development, finance and administration for the online publication VTDigger.org, and executive director at Montpelier Alive. She and Rachel Senechal co-founded Poem City, a month-long, citywide celebration of poetry that has been adopted by three other Vermont communities. She also holds a certificate in nonprofit management from Marlboro College Graduate School.
Founded in 2012, CAL houses more than 25 member artists, writers, nonprofits and makers – along with founding members, the T.W. Wood Gallery and Museum and Monteverdi Music School.