Marion Art Center names new director

Sep 13

MARION – The Marion Art Center announced Jodi Stevens as its new executive director. Stevens joins the MAC with more than 10 years of management and administrative experience, and extensive work in art and design. Her first day is Sept. 15

Most recently, Stevens was the operations manager at the New Bedford Port Society, the oldest non-profit organization in New Bedford, which maintains the historic Seamen’s Bethel and Mariner’s Home located in the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park.

Previously, she was lead curator at the Dedee Shattuck Gallery in Westport and studio manager for a professional artist. She has directed art workshops and participated in textile-based educational outreach programs through museum partnerships and commissions, including the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton and the Albany Institute of History and Art in Albany, NY. Stevens received her bachelor of fine arts in textiles from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC and completed her masters in fibers at the UMass Dartmouth.

Stevens is also a professional textile artist and has shown work in Canada and the United States, and has served as a visiting artist for programs in Colorado and Massachusetts. She has also been the administrator for ART Drive, an annual art studio tour in Westport and Dartmouth, and serves as adjunct faculty in the Continuing Education Department at the Rhode Island School of Design.