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Meet the council members
Her passion to serve the artist community is rooted in personal experience and the desire to help other emerging creative professionals understand and overcome common challenges in starting and growing a creative arts-based business. She believes that art gives Goshen its unique identity and instills pride of place for many residents.
Art matters. Why? Because it is part of the lifeblood of a community; connecting, sustaining and giving voice to diverse perspectives and experiences.
Brian Whirledge has been serving as a board member to the Arts Council since May 2018.
The individual artist finds voice, uses voice, and finds connection through that voice, with other members of the human community. In so doing, artists embrace, encourage, challenge, and entertain those who receive. In that space, a reciprocation of opportunity creates avenues for all our lives to be enhanced and thus, a community life greatly enriched is a place to call home.
My world revolves around the arts and it is how I express myself visually. As a sculptor the arts have made it possible for me to make a living doing what I enjoy. The arts can bring an community together through common themes of expression. The arts show that a community has culture and that helps people and businesses want to live and do business in that community.
Joni Earl is a founding member of the Arts council since September 2016.
My name is Josh Cooper. I am abstract artist working out of Goshen. I joined the Goshen Arts Council to get more involved while helping others to get out there and explore their artistic side. Arts for me are a wonderful way to deal with the daily emotions of life while also making the world a brighter more vibrant place.
As an artist, Painters' Guild member and downtown studio and gallery owner I experience the importance of having resources that help the arts thrive. The Goshen Arts Council seeks to provide networking support and exposure for artist to our local community and beyond. For that I am grateful!
I’ve considered myself a “Goshenite” for fifteen years. In that time, I’ve enjoyed its progression into what it is now: a hub of arts, culture and unique entertainment. I joined the arts council to advocate for youth art and to help my daughter find outlets for her creativity. I love the council’s vision for Goshen’s future and am excited to be a part of it.
The arts are an incredibly important part of this community. I would go as far as to say the arts have brought this community to life in colorful and vibrant ways. The arts are a sustaining factor that helps Goshen live into its best vision of diversity and community. Because I believe in Goshen and the power of the arts to connect us as a community, I serve on the Goshen Arts Council.
Rafael Chavez is a founding member of the Arts Council since September 2016.
I am a graduate of art from Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana. I enjoy exploring every aspect of art. My artwork reflects African culture and lifestyle. I work primarily with found metals and upcycled materials, and for the most part, my work tends to hold beauty alongside with humor and functionality.
Zach Tate has been serving as a board member to the Arts Council since September 2018.