MARCO ISLAND — Lynn Holley is leaving the Marco Island arts community, according to a press release issued Friday.
“It is with regret that the Marco Island Center for the Arts announces that Lynn Holley, executive director will leave her full time position Sept. 12, 2013, to take a part-time position as executive director at Moorpark College Foundation in Southern California. However, during the next several months Holley will return to Marco Island to oversee art openings, events and other items that relate to ensuring a smooth transition.”
“Lynn has been an exceptional asset and a popular director here at the Arts Center,” says Rosemary Wick, president of the Board of Directors. “Lynn has built a solid foundation of excellence among the staff, volunteers and membership. She has brought new and exciting exhibitions and events to the Island, and has made great strides in the Center’s effort to celebrate the diversity and the connections between the arts.
Holley assumed her position as executive director in May 2011. She came to Florida from California where she had worked in academia, non-profit organizations and with artists from many disciplines.
“Working with local artists and supporters of the Marco Island Center for the Arts has been very exciting and rewarding to me personally and professionally,” said Holley. “It is with a heavy heart that I am leaving, but I have an opportunity to work once again in academia, and to be near my family in California. It is bitter sweet.”
The board has formed a committee to facilitate the search for a new director. More information will be forthcoming over the next few months.