Howard Spector has announced that he will be stepping down as Executive Director and Board Member of the South Pasadena Arts Council (SPARC), effective June 30, 2019.
Spector worked with founder Lissa Reynolds directing the organization’s growth and success from a grassroots endeavor to a full-fledged 501(c) 3 non-profit. He played a pivotal role in the establishment of the SPARC Galleries as noteworthy art exhibition spaces and in the realization of SPARC’s popular Box Art project, which transformed the South Pasadena’s utility boxes into colorful works of art painted by professional visual artists.
Spector was also instrumental in forming community partnerships that include the South Pasadena Unified School District, the South Pasadena Education Foundation, and the City of South Pasadena.
SPARC President Sandy Kitto said:
I have enjoyed working with Howard since my involvement with SPARC began five years ago. We thank him for his passion, expertise, and leadership, and for all he has done for the Arts in our community.
An artist in his own right, Spector recently had a very successful exhibition of his work in Tokyo and is currently developing a site-specific installation in Germany, to open next summer. In addition to continuing to serve on the South Pasadena Arts Commission, he is looking to focus on his creative pursuits:
I am proud of what SPARC and its many talented volunteers have accomplished in the past several years.
Now it is time for me to focus on being an artist and on developing new creative opportunities.
Source: Lynne Heffley, SPARC Board Member.
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