The Vero Beach Museum of Art is delighted to announce today the appointment of Kathie Elías as Museum Art School Manager effective Dec. 2.
For the past year, Kathie Elías worked as the Curator of Education at the Foosaner Art Museum in Melbourne, Fla.
Her relationship with the Foosaner began earlier in 2017, when she worked as a Guest Curator of Education, designing and executing educational programming that centered on diverse audiences, accessibility, and outreach. Prior to working and residing in Florida, she worked as the Educator at Museo de Arte de Ponce in Puerto Rico since 2006.
“I am delighted to be a part of the Vero Beach Museum of Art team. The Museum Art School has a long and respected history within the community. I’m looking forward to continuing the robust programming, as well as strengthening ties to the wider arts community, and integrating with the education team,” said Kathie.
Sara Klein, Director of Education at the VBMA, said, “This is an important full-time hire for the VBMA and the Museum Art School. Kathie has vast experience as a Museum educator and will play a vital role in serving our current students as well as cultivating new audiences. We are excited to have her on board.”
Elías is a graduate student at Florida Tech. She hopes to earn her master’s degree in public administration in the Fall of 2020. She holds a bachelor’s in arts and humanities from the University of Puerto Rico in Ponce and a certification in non-profit management and grant writing from the University of Central Florida.
The Vero Beach Museum of Art located at 3001 Riverside Park Dr., Vero Beach.
Directions: From I-95 (Exit 147), from U.S. One, and Indian River Boulevard, take State Road 60 east over the Merrill Barber Bridge to beachside, turn right at first traffic light into Riverside Park.