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South Side Community Art Center Picks New Director

By Sam Cholke | August 19, 2014 8:45am
 Masequa Myers has been named the new executive director of the South Side Community Art Center.
Masequa Myers has been named the new executive director of the South Side Community Art Center.
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South Side Community Art Center

HYDE PARK — The South Side Community Art Center board of directors has named Maséqua Myers as its new executive director.

Myers replaces Arcilla Stahl, who has served as interim director at the art center, 3831 S. Michigan Ave., since February.

Myers, who grew up in Chicago before leaving to start a media consulting business in Los Angeles in 1992, takes the helm at the art center as it prepares to celebrate its 75th anniversary in 2015.

“We are excited about Maséqua accepting this position with SSCAC,” said board President Sammie Dortch, president of the art center’s board of directors, in a prepared statement.  “We work with a broad spectrum of constituents including artists, educators, youth, partner organizations and elected officials and we believe she has the depth and breadth of experience to represent SSCAC with each of these groups.”

Myers has served as academy director at the Crossroads National Education and Arts Center of Los Angeles and as an instructor for the Teen Talk Radio Theatre program in Chicago.

She produced the film “Interview with a Chicago Cop” and the video series “Faces of Racism” for the YWCA.

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