Kurt Barkley, Executive Director
After graduating from West Virginia University where he was a member of The Pride of West Virginia, Kurt lived and worked in Baltimore and Philadelphia. He also lived and taught English, Literature, and Shakespeare at a college and a university in China. Kurt is a lifelong supporter of and participant in the arts, as an avid musician and Shakespeare fanatic. You can usually find him at The Arts Center.
Dani Cade, BFA, Arts Coordinator
As the Arts Coordinator for the Arts Education for The Arts Center, it is my goal to provide a quality program and an unforgettable experience for the student. As a graduate in the arts, i know the important role art plays in everyday life. Art gives you a chance to create, explore and grow. Science proves that art heals us physically, emotionally and mentally. Art is power!
When art is incorporated into life, it connects and aids in areas such as reading, numbers, imagery etc. Arts integration is important with core learning subjects, which are lacking in Randolph County primary schools. Art is vital to growth in neural development from infancy into adult hood.
If you have any questions about our art programs, workshops or classes, please connect with me. We look forward to seeing you in the next art class! ~ Dani