05 Jun 14
- AUTHOR Dara Silver
- CATEGORY In the News
New Executive Director – Nadiyah Quander
The Board of Directors of Winston Salem Delta Fine Arts welcomes Nadiyah Quander to the Delta Arts Center staff as the new Executive Director. She joins the staff from LMC Talent Boutique, a New York based talent agency, where she served as a business and marketing consultant. As a graduate of The University of North Carolina School of the Arts, with additional studies in African Art-History and Culture at The University of Ghana, West Africa, Quander has watched the “City of the Arts” take shape and sees The Delta Arts Center as standing, “brilliantly and admirably to represent the African-American fine arts and culture experience amidst the evolution of a small city with a large passion for the arts.” She hopes to be an energizing influence for Delta Arts Center, its supporters, and the community it serves.
Locally Quander was the former proprietor of O Baby Organics, Winston-Salem’s first Organic baby store where she was cited in Skirt Magazine’s Premiere Winston-Salem Edition as “a woman to watch.” With her diverse background, Cynthia W. Jeffries, Board President says “Quander will be a terrific asset to Delta Arts Center and will continue to assist with promoting our mission of enriching the lives by stimulating interest in American arts and humanities, with emphasis on the contributions of African-Americans; building pride in these contributions; encouraging individual creativity; providing quality cultural and educational programming…”.
Following interim Executive Director Daphne Holmes-Johnson, Quander will now assist in steering our multidisciplinary arts organization committed to stimulating interest in African-American arts, culture, history, and humanities into its 42nd year. Among Quander’s immediate goals are growing the visual arts experience through the planned five exhibits in 2014-2015, executing a summer workshop experience for youth and growing the resource base through cultivating new relationships.
She currently resides in Winston-Salem with her husband Attorney James Quander and their two children.