HOLLYWOOD ARTS COUNCIL
TO BE HONORED BY SENATOR CURREN D. PRICE
Nyla Arslanian Selected as Honoree in Price’s 5th Annual “Tribute to SHeroes”
Hollywood, CA (April 26, 2011) – California State Senator Curren D. Price, Jr. (D, 26th Council District) has named Hollywood Arts Council president, Nyla Arslanian to receive a SHeroes Award in recognition of her leadership and service to the community.
Arslanian is one of twenty-six women of distinction chosen to be honored in the upcoming “Tribute to SHeroes” awards ceremony to be held in Hollywood at the Tagylan Cultural Center May 15th. Now in its fifth year, Price’s SHeroes program honors women in the 26th California Senate District who consistently demonstrate leadership, pride, volunteerism and a commitment to the community.
Price is a strong supporter of the mission of the Hollywood Arts Council, and a longstanding advocate for the arts. Price chairs the Legislative Joint Committee on the Arts.
Active in community affairs since 1978, Arslanian has served on the boards of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, Stages Theatre and LACER/Hollywood Stars. In addition to her visionary leadership of the Hollywood Arts Council, Arslanian is also currently a board member of the Greater Griffith Park Neighborhood Council and Vice President of the Barnsdall Art Park Foundation. In business, she is editor of Discover Hollywood Magazine and vice president of Arslanian & Associates, Inc. an entertainment business with her husband and partner, Oscar Arslanian.
Shauna McClure, executive director of the Council stated, “Nyla is such a dynamic force in the community and a great role model for women. Her passion and dedication are unparalleled.”
The Hollywood Arts Council works for the benefit of the Hollywood community through the arts. Its mission to promote, nurture and support the arts is tied to the belief that the arts revitalize people as well as communities. Council projects include Project S.O.A.R. (Students Overcoming All Risks), after-school arts programs and the annual Children’s Festival of the Arts. The Council promotes the arts through a daily calendar published in “Discover Hollywood” magazine and on its website www.hollywoodartscouncil.org.
For more information about on the SHero Ceremony please contact the Community Engagement Foundation at (213) 417-8899.
HOLLYWOOD ARTS COUNCIL ANNOUNCES
NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Council Hires Hollywood Insider to Usher in Expansion of Mission
Hollywood, CA (January 18, 2011) – The Board of Directors of the Hollywood Arts Council announced today a new Executive Director to lead the thirty three-year old community organization. Shauna McClure has been appointed to the position beginning January 3, 2011.
McClure, a veteran writer with longstanding ties in both the non-profit arts sector and the Hollywood entertainment community, had most recently been a freelance grant writer in Washington, D.C. with a focus on national and international arts organizations.
Nyla Arslanian, President of the Council stated, “Making the commitment to hire an Executive Director has been a long term goal of the Council. While in some ways it will change the dynamics of the organization, this is essential for its future. Shauna brings a wealth of experience in key areas of fundraising and a deep knowledge of the entertainment industry.”
McClure, a Hollywood native, has been tapped by the Hollywood Arts Council to help lead the organization to the next level and increase their presence in the community.
“I am thrilled and honored to be a part of the Hollywood Arts Council. The contribution the Council makes to our community has been a vital part of the Hollywood renaissance. With a focus on the children in this community through initiatives like Project S.O.A.R and the Children’s Festival of the Arts the organization has made a conscious choice to nurture Hollywood’s home-grown talents and potential. I am delighted to be part of a group of such committed people – people who care about instilling both a love for the arts and a pride of place in our next generation,” said McClure.
Daniel Henning, Council board member and founding Artistic Director of the Blank Theatre Company remarked, “The entire executive committee is excited to have Shauna join the Council to help us realize our long term goals to increase membership and community involvement, and set forth a collaborative agenda that will guide the Council into a new era.” A grant award from the Los Angeles County Arts Commission is providing partial funding for the position.
Shauna lives in Hollywood with her husband, Kevin Hook, and their son, Liam.
Founded in 1978, the Hollywood Arts Council is a non-profit public benefit corporation dedicated to the quality of life in the community of Hollywood by promoting, nurturing and supporting the arts. The Council serves the community through advocacy, coalition building, and free public arts events and after school programs.
If you would like more information, or to schedule an interview with Shauna McClure, please call 323.462.2355 or email firstname.lastname@example.org