Lisa is a visual artist with 20 years of experience serving as an arts administrator, educator, and rural arts advocate. She thrives on creating fresh, dynamic arts opportunities to inspire artists and captivate audiences. In addition to her work with HCA and maintaining an active studio practice, Lisa is part of the Rural Aesthetic Initiative Project, which produces a variety of curatorial and public art projects.
Haley has trained in performance arts and continues to stay active on stage and in film. Haley can be found at the Center’s front desk answering emails and phone calls. She is excited to bring unconventional and unique art experiences to the Hutchinson Community. As HYPE 15 curator Haley loves to bring people together to socialize and try new things.
Stop in and say hello, I’d love to meet you!
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
early 70’s, dabbling mostly in sketches and photography. Her ‘playing with
arts’ took a back seat when work and parenting came on the scene. LuAnn’s
career gave her valuable hands-on experience to the many aspects of
manufacturing disciplines, project management and business infrastructure
where she held positions as manager over numerous manufacturing operations,
engineering and business systems.
At the start of the millennial, she dropped
out of the workforce to care for her mother and pursue a career change in
graphic design and marketing. It was then she became passionate in
watercolor painting, studying under several artists. LuAnn re-entered the
work environment for a newspaper firm, web developer, marketing company and
most recently as a marketing manager.
LuAnn has a long history of serving
on non-profit organizations and various local art groups, including Crow
River Arts, Hutchinson Theatre Company and Hutchinson Center for the Arts.
She also served on a committee to develop Public Art Commission for the City
For the past 20+ years, Tom has worked as a functional production potter under the name “Clay Coyote Pottery”. Prior to that he worked in marketing, advertising and strategic planning for Pizza Hut, Dairy Queen, National Car Rental and, most recently, Bakers Square Restaurants.
Now that he’s retired, his bucket list includes learning to draw, Sumi-E, painting, some knitting, and maybe a few pots. Tom will continue to help with strategic planning for the Arts in Hutch, and a couple of more Art related projects. Tom’s goal is to build the Arts as a having a major impact in Hutchinson.
Born and raised on a farm near Canby, Minnesota, Jerry attended Southwest Technical College studying architectural drafting. He worked as a draftsman and a CADD technician for a number of years and became a registered architect in 1995. Jerry eventually became a principal with the firm Group II Architects of Marshall, MN and Sioux Falls SD. The last few years he worked for TSP, an architectural / engineering firm also located in Sioux Falls, SD. Jerry is now retired.
He is a self-taught pen and ink artist and has enjoyed drawing and other creative endeavors for as long as he can remember. Jerry is always inspired by being around other artists or the work they have created. Jerry and his wife Jeanette moved to Hutchinson three years ago to be closer to their grandchildren, and it seemed a natural to get involved with the Hutchinson Center for the Arts.
It is Jerry’s opinion that the arts greatly improve the community’s quality of life.
Dorothy (Darby) Bradley is grateful to be on the Board of Directors for the Hutchinson Center of the Arts. Darby is excited about creating opportunities for artistic expression and appreciation for the young and old. She believes that human creativity is a source of joy and fulfillment to the individual and to the community. Darby has lived in Hutchinson for 27 years. She and her husband raised their five children in Hutchinson and she remembers fondly “homeschool art school” projects completed with her kids. Clay, wax, beads and hemp, ink pads and paper, reed, broken dishes and tiles, became snowmen, candles, bracelets and necklaces, stationary, baskets and mosaics and our home became an art gallery.
Darby is an attorney for the law firm of MELCHERT ∙ HUBERT ∙ SJODIN, PLLP practicing primarily in the areas of family law, estate planning, and estate administration.
It’s funny where hot dogs can lead. Today he works for the Southwest Initiative Foundation (SWIF) in the Microenterprise program. His association with SWIF started in 2009 when he became the first ‘poster senior’ of the newly created Encore Entrepreneur program. Since then, Greg has presented the Encore Entrepreneur message throughout southwest Minnesota and at national conferences including the Association for Economic Opportunity Conference in Washington and the national AARP Convention in New Orleans.
He believes in the Picasso quote: The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
Originally from the Fargo-Moorhead area, Karlie has had an interest in almost anything creative for as long as she can remember. She went to college at Bemidji State University for Graphic Design. She joined the Vivid Image team as a designer in the fall of 2011.
Since then Karlie’s been involved in the Hutchinson arts community through various HCA volunteer opportunities. She is also involved in the Hutchinson Leadership Institute as part of their Design Team, as well as volunteering with Relay for Life.
Corey was born and raised in Hutchinson. He interest in the arts started in elementary school and later in high school where he became interested in sculpture and pottery. He attended Concordia College in Moorhead and later transferred to Minneapolis College of Art and Design majoring in Environmental Design. After college he attended multiple classes for pottery at the Minnetonka Art Center which lead to being an apprentice potter for two years in St. Paul, MN.
Corey is a founding member of the Hutchinson Center for the Arts and has been involved in multiple aspects of its growth through the years. He has been the President/CEO of Stearnswood Inc., a family company for over 15 years. He also sits on multiple Boards and committees throughout the Hutchinson area and volunteers for numerous other events and causes.
Alan is currently the Dean of Instruction Liberal Arts and Sciences at Ridgewater College, with an interest in the theatre arts. Stage has served as Staff Sergeant with the U.S. Army. Alan, along with his wife Emily and two children, reside in Hutchinson.
Hello, I’m Karlene Ulrich, I was born and raised in Hutchinson. I have been married for over 34 years, have 3 grown children and 2 grand boys with one on the way. I have always enjoyed the arts and the creative side of things. I have always enjoyed painting, drawing and looking at other artists work. I have helped other organizations with signs and paintings. Also you can find me working at Zellas as your friendly server! Looking forward to working with all of you! Thank You! Karlene
Jon Otteson was born and raised in the farming community of Paynesville, Minnesota. His art related work background includes the printing industry, motion picture processing & production, custom framing along with a 30-year investment in the quality, training and supplier management departments at 3M. During this time, he was also actively involved in portrait and wedding photography. He retired from 3M in 2002 and spends much of his time experimenting with fine art photography that has a primary emphasis on landscapes, natural elements, and abstracts.
Julie is a Hutchinson native and has always loved the arts. Formerly the Executive Director of Crow River Habitat for Humanity Julie currently works as an Office Manager for New Journey United Church of Christ, serves on the Hutchinson Library Board, and would say the “non-profit” world is where she likes to be. Julie has two boys with her husband, John.
“When the opportunity to serve ont he HCA Board was offered to me, I thought this was a great way to help promote the arts….I am looking forward to working with the great staff and board members of HCA.