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ArtWorks Welcomes New Board Members

ArtWorks is pleased to announce Garry Horton and Andrew Peters are joining ArtWorks board of trustees.

“We are so very excited to welcome Garry and Andrew to our board,” said Tamara Harkavy, ArtWorks’ artistic director and CEO. “They both bring such talent and amazing skills to our already incredible trustees.”

Horton is the strategic relationship manager at Gilman Partners, an executive search/recruiting firm. Horton is also a self-taught, Hyper-realistic visual artist. His drawings often capture a heightened sense of realism through using multiple mixed mediums. He has created commissions, sidewalk murals, live art performances along with features in local art exhibits such as The WE Gallery’s exhibit at Cincinnati Music Hall, Secret ArtWorks and the Mohawk Gallery’s Manifestations of time: The Black Experience exhibit. Horton received a bachelor’s from Thomas More College and a master’s from the University of Louisville. He serves on The Children’s Home of Cincinnati Young Professionals board.

“I truly believe that public art has the power to connect others and accelerate change in our communities – ArtWorks represents that and more! I’m thrilled and honored to be a part of the organization,” Horton said. “My goal as a trustee is to simply serve the organization and help to further its mission.”

Peters is chief experience officer (CXO) of Hyperquake. As CXO, he works alongside an incredible team of collaborators and clients to help companies build their story in both physical space and build their businesses through corporate innovation. He has told stories on behalf of marginalized individuals, NGOs, and Fortune 500 companies in places as close places as Cincinnati and as far as Farafenni, The Gambia. Peters received a bachelor’s in Mass Communication at Miami University.

“Traveling the world for the last decade has confirmed my suspicion that we have an unbelievable treasure in our city in ArtWorks, and as a board member I cannot wait to use my skills to share it more broadly,” Peters said.

ArtWorks’ 30-person board of trustees is led by Emma Off as board president and Joe Muraca as vice president.