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MARYLAND ART PLACE ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD TRUSTEES

Friday, June 16, 2017 — Maryland Art Place (MAP) is pleased to announce three new Board Trustees: Douglas R. Kington, Kathleen Hamill and Nelle Somerville.

                        Maryland Art Place

Douglas R. Kington is a commercial real estate broker and co-owner of RE/MAX Commercial Logic in Maryland. Mr. Kington has over two decades of experience working in real estate, and previously, a decade of experience managing two Fortune 500 corporations. In addition to Maryland Art Place, Mr. Kington serves on the Board of Market Center Merchants Association. Kington has served on the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners, where he chaired the Facilities Committee.

Kathleen Hamill has joined the Maryland Art Place Board of Trustees and carries a background in art consulting, museum and gallery work. Hamill is the founder of k. hamill art, and formerly worked as the Director of Corporate Development for the Contemporary Museum in Baltimore.  Hamill received a BA in Art History from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, and a BFA in Art and Interior Design at the former American College of Art and Design in Atlanta Georgia.  She has curated exhibitions at City Hall, Monument Sotheby’s gallery, and restaurants Volt and Aggio.

Nelle Somerville currently works as the Assistant Director in the Office of Events at the Maryland Institute College of Art.  Somerville has an extensive background in the field of hospitality, specifically catering and special events. She has previously worked at Hotel Monaco and Visit Baltimore. Somerville is excited to assist Maryland Art Place in defining the Bromo Arts and Entertainment District as a dynamic neighborhood for the arts.

“Since moving back to MAP’s original home on Baltimore’s west side, we have been working hard to develop our Board to sustain and grow MAP’s operations. MAP’s building is 18,000+ square feet and home to four art galleries, individual artists, and an underground performance venue slated to open full time in 2018 under a recently approved tavern style liquor license. It’s important to build a board that encompasses a variety of skill sets to handle MAP’s current operations as well as our expansion. We couldn’t be more pleased to have these talented new Trustees join us,” states MAP’s Director, Amy Cavanaugh Royce.

 Maryland Art Place (MAP) inspires, supports, and encourages artistic expression through innovative programming, exhibitions, and educational opportunities while recognizing the powerful impact art can have on our community. MAP creates a dynamic environment for artists of our time to engage the public by nurturing and promoting new ideas. MAP has served as a critical resource for contemporary art in the Mid‐Atlantic since 1981Information: www.mdartplace.org | 410 962 8565 map@mdartplace.org

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