Mattie Kelly Arts Center Honors Volunteer Docents & Ushers

Mattie Kelly Arts Center

 


4/27/2010 - The Mattie Kelly Fine and Performing Arts Center at Northwest Florida State College recently honored the more than 100 volunteer docents and ushers who served this past arts season. The Mattie Kelly Arts Center ushers volunteered approximately 7,000 hours this year and the Art Gallery docents volunteered more than 400 hours. Ushers direct patrons to their seats, hand out programs and most importantly, present a warm welcome to patrons of all events held at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center. Art Gallery docents help enhance the viewing experience of visitors to the center's two galleries by offering information and insight about current exhibitions and the college's permanent art collections. Docents also present a traveling art exhibit in local schools.

Ushers and docents normally commit to serve several times each season, September through July, and receive training. Ushers receive complimentary admission to the show occurring the night they serve. Docents who serve in the art galleries prior to a theater performance may also receive complimentary admission on a space available basis. Additional volunteer docents and usher are needed. For information on becoming an usher contact Delores Merrill, House Manager, at 729-6065 and for information on becoming an art gallery docent contact Petra Hartzog at the art galleries at 729-6044.

Recognized for serving as Ushers during the 2009 - 2010 arts season were:

Crestview: Judy Gansel, Margaret Larson

Destin: Anna & Wayne Leone, Jeanette Moerschel, Carol Phillips, Steve Strauss

Fort Walton Beach: Mary Anne Coil, Gloria Deberry, Pam & Leroy Donald, Betty & Fred Doyle, Nancy & Charley Dyess, Judith Flasco, Don Gates, Dodie & Dan Glowa, Una Heavener, Mary-Anne Lovato, Valarie Valade

Mary Esther: Diana & Donald Wade

Miramar Beach: Mary Ellen Hable

Niceville: Inge Ackerman, Judy Alley, Darlene Anderson, Eileen & Charles Arpke, Audrey Bailey, Diane Barr, Mindy Barrett, Judi Bernstein, Phil Block, Michele Boles, Joan Bowman, Jane Broestler, Yolanda Byrd, Joy Crimmins, Sandra Darling, Sammie & Stan Davis, Sharol Durrenberger, Jan & Kurt Eichorst, Jean Far, Tom Feick, Lee Fryer, Katie Furby, Michele Gomez, Marjorie Gray, Dee Gulbranson, Susie Hagwood, Audrey & Bob Hains, Laurie Hardy, Eleanor Harris, Be Hinley, Helen Hooper, John & Marsha Hooten, Sharon Johnson, Carol Lumsden, Gilbert March, Sue & Lee Marion, Dianne Maynard, Cheryl McDermott, Sandra & C.V. Miller, , Donna Newton, Joanne Palm, Janet Pandzik, Sharlot Parker, Lynette & David Pearce, Ali Pfeffier, Bill Readdy, Vicki Richburg, Roxanne Ruckdeschel, Eve Scarborough, George Sebren, Angela Smith, Anne Smith, Paul Summitt, Ann Surmiak, Barbara & Bill Thaler, Judy Van Rees, David Vaughn, Ann Waters, Gary Wendel, Cathy White, Nancy Whitehouse, Liz Williams

Shalimar: Barbara & George Cilek, Deborah Crews, Kay & Troy Dent, Nancy Litten, Lynn McCully, Sheila Stetzler

Valparaiso: June Jepson, Marsha Plinske, Edith Santucci, Jean Smith

Recognized for serving as Docents during the 2009 - 2010 arts season were:

Bonifay: Sofia Davis

Destin: Tann Dallas, Janet Rappazini

Niceville: Tom Feick, Renata Gauvin, Audrey Hains, John Hipp, Marilyn Mefford, Connie Morgan, Janet Pandzik, Neil Reilly, Elizabeth Shwiller, Karen Valdes, Elizabeth Welch

Shalimar: Ed & Cathy Fox, Nancy Litten, Pat & Vivian Marcus, DiAnn White

Valparaiso: Kay Harter, June Jepson