The JMAC is located in downtown Worcester, MA on the first floor of 20 FRANKLIN STREET/, directly across from City Hall and the corner of the Worcester Common.
Parking is available at the WORCESTER COMMON GARAGE/, the FEDERAL PLAZA GARAGE/, and the WORCESTER PUBLIC LIBRARY/.
Be on the lookout for our neon signage! We'll see you soon.
ERIN I. WILLIAMS
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE WORCESTER CULTURAL COALITION + CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT OFFICER FOR THE CITY OF WORCESTER
In addition to her current work with the WORCESTER CULTURAL COALITION/ and the CITY OF WORCESTER/, Erin has served on the Governor Creative Economy Network, is a founding Board member of MASSCreative, a Board member of Discover Central Massachusetts, and a participant in the Americans for the Arts Local Arts Agency Executive Leadership Forum. She frequently speaks on the theme of creative city-making at such venues as the Massachusetts SMART Growth Conference, Americans for the Arts National Conferences, ArtPlace America, European Union National Institutes of Culture (EUNIC, Washington DC), Massachusetts Statewide Historic Preservation Conference, MA Municipal Association, and the National Global Creative Economy Convergence Summit, to name but a few. Erin is a firm believer that creativity sparks the economy and builds community.
Under Erin’s leadership, the Worcester Cultural Coalition was presented the Commonwealth of Massachusetts highest award as the Creative Economy Catalyst, and in 2017, U.S. News and World Report named Worcester the 54th best city to live in because it provides an excellent cultural life.
PRESIDENT + CEO OF THE HANOVER THEATRE AND CONSERVATORY FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
Troy serves as President & CEO of The Hanover Theatre, a 2,300-seat performing arts center in downtown Worcester, MA. The theatre opened in 2008 following a $32 million dollar historic restoration, and presents more than 150 performances to more than 180,000 audiences members each year. A key catalyst to the revitalization of downtown Worcester, the Hanover opened its Conservatory for the Performing Arts in January 2017, and now offers year-round classes in acting, musical theatre, and theatre technology for all ages. Troy has been at the helm since 2004, after serving as Producing Director at Stoneham Theatre (now Greater Boston Stage); at American Stage Festival in Milford and Nashua, New Hampshire; and in New York as General Manager of Focus Lighting, a leading architectural design firm with high-profile projects in most major cities in the U.S., Europe, Asia, South America and the Middle East. Troy serves as Chair of Discover Central Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Performing Arts Coalition, on the Boards of Directors of the Worcester Cultural Coalition and MassCreative, as a member of Worcester’s Economic Development Coordinating Council, and has been appointed to the Massachusetts Cultural Council by Governors Patrick and Baker. Troy’s directing credits include Artist Descending a Staircase, The Mystery of Irma Vep, and his own critically-acclaimed adaptation of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Troy holds a B.F.A. in design and production from the N.C. School of the Arts.
Hal is an illustrator, art instructor, and community organizer. His passion is creating accessible, low-stakes opportunities for creatives to network, gain field experience, and build solidarity. After finishing his BFA in Illustration, and minoring in Creative Writing and Visual Narratives at Lesley University’s College of Art and Design, he is currently working as a faculty member at the Worcester Art Museum’s art education program. Hal's work, largely autobiographical, explores loose narratives and memories while attempting to suss out the messiness of relationships, identity, and mental illness. He often collaborates with his partner, alyx mccoy. Much of their shared body of work speaks to their relationship and overlapping identities. Like a magpie, Hal hoards ephemera and scraps in hopes to find inspiration for future mixed media projects. His favorite places to plunder are his childhood attic, Little Free Libraries and paper waste bins.
The Jean McDonough Arts Center has been made possible by the generosity of
and the following partners and funders, to whom we extend our heartfelt thanks for their dedication to creative community development:
Bank of America • Bradley Higgins Foundation • City of Worcester • Fletcher Foundation • Francis A. + Jacquelyn H. Harrington Foundation • Fred Harris Daniels Foundation • George F. + Sybil H. Fuller Foundation • George I. Alden Charitable Trust • Hoche-Scofield Foundation • Jeanne Y. Curtis Foundation • Massachusetts Cultural Council • Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund • Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation • Mildred H. McEvoy Foundation • Ruth H. + Warren A. Ellsworth Foundation • Stoddard Charitable Trust • TD Bank Charitable Foundation • William J. McKee Charitable Foundation
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