Bainbridge Island Review


Arts & Humanities Council takes on new board members

June 11, 2013 · Updated 2:10 PM

John Fossett, Anne Smart, Per Sherwin and Ginger Thrash have joined the Bainbridge Island Arts & Humanities Council's Board of Directors. / Photo courtesy of the Arts & Humanities Council

The Bainbridge Island Arts & Humanities Council has added four new members to its board of directors.

The council announced Tuesday that John Fossett, Anne Smart, Per Sherwin and Ginger Thrash have joined its board.

Fossett works at the Kitsap Regional Library managing its collections department and also sits on the board of directors for the Washington Library Association.

He said he looks forward to further engaging the island which already boasts many artistic outlets.

"We are lucky to have a great independent book store supporting our local book groups, a great independent movie theater screening wonderful films and several great venues in which to enjoy excellent theatrical and musical performance," Fossett said. "I am interested in working with the existing community infrastructure to explore, and possibly expand in those areas, taking them to the next level.”

The council plans to make use of Sherwin's experience in the business realm. He has worked in technology, safety and nonprofit management.

Anne Smart raised her children in the arts on Bainbridge Island and now desires to contribute to the community that offered them so much.

Ginger Thrash retired to the island after a career as an elementary school teacher. She currently assists in kindergarten classes and teaches courses for english as a second language.

The arts and humanities council fosters community programs and encourages the arts across the island.

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