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Who We Are & What We Do

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Mission

 The ASotA, in partnership with the community, works to enrich the quality of life for people of all ages by providing educational opportunities, presenting art forms, promoting artists and art groups, and guiding advancement of the arts.

We seek to empower artists by encouraging arts advocacy, fostering creativity and economic vitality, creating diverse connections and collaborations, and championing innovation and equity within the arts to cultivate a dynamic community.

Vision

We endeavor to ensure access to the arts for all ages, ignite a passion for the arts, and successfully advocate, partner, and collaborate with individuals from all over the state dedicated to the arts to cultivate new economic and community growth.

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Values

We believe in art for all - everyone deserves equal access to a full, exciting, and imaginative life, which is vital to a growth minded society.

We believe that our communities can be strengthened and transformed by working collaboratively and creatively together.

  • We believe in the fundamental value of the arts. The arts foster civic engagement, promote economic growth and enhance social empathy which holds a vital role in nurturing and sustaining flourishing communities.

We believe that the arts communicate, conserve, and maintain our shared stories and values.

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Meet the Team

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Ace Glaspy

President

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Ralph Trieschmann

Vice President

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Ashlee Glaspy

Secretary/Director, Performance Arts

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Sharon Leonardo

Treasurer

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Jessica Rash

Director, Arts Education

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Jacob Boshears

Director, Arts Education

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Grant Swain

Director, Performance Arts

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Zeke Harness

Director, Performance Arts

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Cheyanne Leonardo

Director, Literary Arts

Stephen Phillips

Director, Literary Arts

Michelle Ayers

Director, Visual Arts

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Dawn Mitchell

Director, Folk Arts

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