Center for the Arts of Homer announces new executive director

The following is a republished press release…to submit a community announcement, email Peter Blanchard at [email protected].

HOMER, N.Y. – The Center for the Arts of Homer is proud to announce the selection of Ty Marshal as Executive Director. Mr. Marshal will begin on Monday, August 3, 2015.

“After an extensive search, we found the right person to bring the Center to the next level,” said board president Forrest Earl.

Ty Marshal

Ty Marshal (photo by Edward Colelli)

Ty Marshal has had extensive experience working with various arts and cultural organizations. His career in the arts began as a theatre instructor at the Classics and Four Arts Academy in Scottsdale, Arizona. He served as an assistant manager at Dia: Beacon, a leading contemporary art museum in Beacon, N.Y. where he also operated Floor One, an independent local art gallery, and was also the curator for Windows on Main Street, an annual visual art event that pairs local businesses with local artists.

Locally, Mr. Marshal has worked for various arts organizations including the Syracuse Children's Theatre, Community Folk Art Center, Syracuse City Ballet and Rarely Done Productions. He comes to the Center for the Arts after serving as the Manager of Digital Media with the Syracuse New Times. His passion for the arts has been a lifelong journey of discovery.

"The Center for the Arts of Homer is a vibrant arts and cultural asset for the Central New York community. I am excited to engage the dedicated volunteers, artists and audience members who have poured their energy into creating a space for artistic excellence, learning and top notch entertainment.

"Now in its tenth year, I'm excited to work together to heighten the awareness of the Center through community collaboration, innovative programming and the continued transformation through world- class entertainment and enrichment through the arts."

The Center for the Arts in Homer, located at 72 South Main Street in the village, at the corner of Routes 11 and 90, just off exit 12 of I-81, provides the region and community with a broad spectrum of cultural and artistic activities that provide education, enlightenment, and entertainment. The Center for the Arts is an accessible facility for year-round classes, workshops, art gallery exhibits, summer camps, concerts, theatrical plays, and conferences devoted to the visual and performing arts. The Center’s Fall 2015 concert line-up includes Hot Tuna Acoustic Duo, Charlie Bertini and the AppleJazz Band, Amy Helm and the Handsome Strangers, and Eleen Ivers. For more a complete listing of upcoming concerts (dates and tickets), please visit


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