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HILARY E.

KODATT

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

I have been at the Ankeny Art Center as the Director since 2021. I love living in Ankeny, it is such a neat place and I am excited to bring awareness to our little non-profit! I have a Bachelors in Anthropology from Southern Illinois University and a Masters of Arts in Art History from Academy of Art University. My goal for the Ankeny Art Center is to continue the growth that we’ve seen over the past few years.

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LINDSEY

HARRISON

EDUCATION DIRECTOR

I have been living in Iowa since 1990. After graduating from Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Fine Art in 2007 with a concentration in Ceramics, I started my own ceramic business. This passion brought me to begin work with the Ankeny Art Center in 2016 as a teacher. This position grew into my current position as the Studio Manager and Education Director. My goal for the Ankeny Art Center is to continue to build our Fine Art class experiences with the communities that we serve.

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MINDY

WALL

OUTREACH & PROMOTIONS DIRECTOR

Originally from Des Moines, I moved to Ankeny in 2004 and started my professional journey at the Ankeny Art Center as the Event Coordinator for their biggest fundraiser, Santa's North Pole Village Craft Show in 2018. In the past few years, I have grown from my position as the Event Coordinator to my current position as the Outreach and Promotions Director. I am excited for the continuing growth of the Ankeny Art Center as we work to provide superior art experiences that inspire, educate, and challenge all members of our community.

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CLAIRE

HAYS

Gallery Curator/Acrylic Painting Teacher

I moved to Ankeny from Denver Colorado at the beginning of 2022 where I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Metropolitan State University of Denver. Since graduating I have been organizing and instructing step-by-step painting classes, creating artwork, and assisting with indoor and outdoor art exhibitions. I hope to bring exciting new work to the Ankeny Art Center and continue to make art a part of everyday life!

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SIMON

VENTURA

Studio Tech

Born and raised in Las Vegas, I moved to Ankeny in July of 2021. I started my position as Studio Tech in October of 2021. I am proud to do my part to help the Ankeny Art Center bring its amazing services to the people of Ankeny!