Leadership

Hampton Coliseum/Hampton Arts Commission

Formed in 2012, this City department manages the day-to-day operation of Hampton Coliseum and Hampton Arts (The American Theatre and The Charles H. Taylor Visual Arts Center).

Hampton Arts Staff

The American Theatre & Charles H. Taylor Visual Arts Center

 

 

Artistic

Richard M. Parison, Jr.

Artistic Director

Bio

Richard Parison Headshot.jpg

 

 

Carena Novak

Arts Administration Manager

 

Danny Devlin

Arts Education Manager

 

Vacant

Assistant Arts Education Manager

 

Keith Smith

Production Manager

 

Diana L. Blanchard Gross

Visual Arts Center Manager

 

Cody Latpakdy

Assistant Visual Arts Center Manager

 

 

 

Administration

Terri Vander Vennet

Director Hampton Coliseum/Hampton Arts

 

Charlie Gardner

Assistant Director for Operations and Events

 

Valerie Clanton

Assistant Director for Finance and Administration

 

Rich Best

Senior Production Manager

 

Patti Peterson

Finance and Administration Manager (Payables/HR/Procurement)

 

Annette Crocker

Account Clerk III

 

Julie Dunford

Finance Manager (Accounts Receivable)

 

Rebecca Hansen

Marketing Manager

 

Shannon Frechette

Assistant Marketing Manager

 

Claire D. Geary

Box Office Manager

 

Michele Davis

Assistant Box Office Manager

 

Steven Sayles

Changeover and Housekeeping Manager

 

Stanley Webb

Foreman

 

Andy Anderson

Foreman

 

Matthew Shufflebarger

Food and Beverage Manager

 

Brian Ayotte

Assistant Food and Beverage Manager


Hampton Commission on the Arts

Established in December 1987, this Hampton City Council appointed 13-member citizens board acts in an advisory capacity to the Council to promote further development and awareness of artistic and cultural programs in the City and to provide a coordinated method of City support of cultural organizations and programs. 

Commissioners

Karen Ward, Interim Chair

Brian D. DeProfio, City Manager Representative

Derrick A. Brooks

Cherelle Cotton

The Honorable Eleanor W. Brown

Iris Goode-Middleton

The Honorable Michelle T. Ferebee

Aiya L. Williams

Thomas Cagley

Charles W. Winslow II

Rebekah A. Hill

 


 

 

Hampton Arts Foundation

The Hampton Arts Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) organization created in 1994 as the non-profit arm to support Hampton Arts. The Foundation has completed two successful capital campaigns in the past ten years to renovate, rebuild and expand the Theatre and upgrade the galleries.

Board Members

Steven Hussell, President

Karen Spaulding

David C. Bowen, Vice President

Merle Rivas

Letia Drewry, Secretary

Mark Duncan

Hansford Post, Treasurer

Dana Gray

Duncan Garnett, Immediate Past President

Denine M. Miller

Sheryl Crawley

Martha Mugler

 

 

 

 


The Charles H. Taylor Visual Arts Center Board of Trustees

In 1987, the Charles H. Taylor Memorial Library closed when the City of Hampton built the expanded Hampton Public Library right next door. After careful renovation and adaptation and adhering to the guidelines set forth in Mrs. Armstrong’s bequest, the historic building re-opened in January 1989 as The Charles H. Taylor Arts Center. The estate of Mrs. Armstrong owns the building and leases it to the City of Hampton which manages the day-to-day operations through the department of Hampton Coliseum/Hampton Arts Commission.

Trustees

Debbie Scott, President

The Honorable Douglas E. Miller

Richard M. Bagley, Jr.

Dr. Jeffrey Smith, Superintendent Hampton City Schools

Sheryl Crawley

The Honorable Christopher W. Hutton