TNCC Faculty Member Shar Wolff Named Chair of Hampton Arts Commission


Published: September 8, 2008

Photography Department head and chair of TNCC Cultural Affairs, Shar Wolff has been named chairperson of the Hampton Arts Commission. She will hold the post for four years having previously served two years as a commissioner for the organization.

The Hampton Arts Commission acts in an advisory capacity to the Hampton City Council in the promotion of artistic and cultural programs in the city. The commission also works with the local government to affect means for City support of cultural organizations and programs. As chair of the Hampton Arts Commission, Wolff will conduct business meetings and liaise between regional cultural arts organizations and the Commission, among other responsibilities.

“I am both honored and humbled to be Chair. The people I serve with on the Commission are dedicated to promoting and advocating for the Arts in the region,” she said.  “They are ‘top notch’ and a good mix of professional people, philanthropists, government officials, patrons and artists. We are very fortunate to be in a city that has a commitment to the Arts. The American Theater and the Charles Taylor Art Center both put on first rate programs and exhibits, respectively.”

An artist and supporter of the region’s creative community since moving to the area from Las Vegas, Nevada 12 years ago, Shar also serves on the Hampton Arts Foundation Board of Directors.

“Through my membership on the Foundation Board, I am on the American Theater design committee. We are working with the architects finalizing the design. Once the new wing of the American Theater is completed, they will be able to offer classes there as well. It is a very exciting time to be on both the Commission and the Foundation,” she said.

Shar has been a TNCC faculty member since 1996.

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