From Parrish to Guild Hall

GUILD HALL OF EAST HAMPTON (July 14, 2016)—Guild Hall of East Hampton has named Andrea Grover as Executive Director, effective September 1, 2016. The announcement was made by Marty Cohen, Chair of Guild Hall’s Board of Trustees.

“Andrea’s extensive experience, accomplishments and local standing make her the ideal person to take the reins of Guild Hall and lead us into the future,” said Mr. Cohen. “She brings a dynamic vision along with insightful knowledge of our ever-evolving community.”

Andrea has served as Curator of Special Projects at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, NY since 2011. In this role she has spearheaded contemporary art initiatives, curated many successful exhibitions, and attracted new support from individuals, foundations, and corporate sponsors. In addition, she has created programs that engaged the local community, including residents, artists, businesses and government, while simultaneously garnering national press coverage.

In 1998 Andrea founded Aurora Picture Show in Houston, Texas. She directed this center for film, video and new media performance for 10 years. Since that time, she has served as a special advisor for arts foundations like Creative Capital, Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Pulitzer Arts Foundation, and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Prior to coming to the East End, she was a Warhol Curatorial Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University, and in 2013 she was awarded a Center for Curatorial Leadership Fellowship with a residency at Walker Art Center.

Andrea succeeds Ruth Appelhof who has led Guild Hall for the last 16 years and will retire this fall.

About Guild Hall

Founded over 80 years ago, Guild Hall is the Hampton’s year-round visual and performing arts center wholly dedicated to serving the residents, members, families, and artists of the East End.

The center offers the community, as well as visitors and tourists, enriching experiences by presenting relevant and meaningful programs and events, working in collaboration with artists, and providing a meeting place for the community. For more information and to become a Guild Hall member, visit Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram. If you are 21-40 years of age, join our Contemporaries for events and programs specifically curated for young professionals. Call 631.324.0806 for more info.

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