Tribute – Catitude Arts invited you to Meet the Artist.
When Guylene Ozlanski joined the City of Goodyear as the City’s Art and Cultural Coordinator six years ago she brought with her a wealth of experience in a diversity of fields.
This charming and talented lady came into the position with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Drawing and Painting and a Master of Fine Arts in Media Design. She has been a marketing consultant in the food manufacturing industry, owned and operated a Tennessee Walking Horse farm, taught arts education to students Pre-K through college, and for the last six years has worked as an Arts Administer for the City of Goodyear.
The City of Goodyear’s Arts and Cultural Commission is a driving force in the Southwest Valley as far as the arts are concerned. A volunteer organization, the Arts & Cultural Division is part of the Parks and Recreation Department. As the Coordinator, Guylene manages the public art program, and is the staff liaison for the Goodyear Arts and Cultural Commission. The Commission is comprised of a diverse group residents which include: nine voting members, an alternate member, an ex-officio member from the West Valley Arts Council. The role of the Arts Commissioners is to use their knowledge and experience in the Arts to make recommendations to staff and the Goodyear City Council on Arts projects, events and programs.
To quote Guylene, “The Commission is very active. In the last year they have hosted 10 fine arts exhibits in the Goodyear Branch library, awarded $5,000 in scholarships to teen artists, installed six community driven public arts projects, and hosted programs and events that have reached 20,000 people.
The Commission is always devising new programs such as the storytelling series “StoryRise Goodyear” and a pilot program to bring professional artists into the schools, “Zero2Design:”, Many of our art successes in Goodyear are attributed to the Arts Partners the Commission strives to cultivate such as Catitude Arts., West Valley Arts Council, Ballet Arizona, WHAM, and the Alice Cooper Solid Rock Foundation.
Learn more about the Arts & Cultural Commission by visiting www.goodyearaz.gov/arts and follow them on Facebook at https//www.facbook.com/Goodyear-Arts Cultural-Commission-165140753609403/
Although Catitude Arts was designed to promote and encourage artists in the southwest valley we appreciate all art and will continue to salute its creator. Meet the Artist can be viewed at www.catitudegallery.org.