Who Is Brian Rogers? New Executive Chosen To Lead Arts, Culture Agencies

OPB | June 6, 2014 10:50 p.m. | Updated: June 7, 2014 11:40 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

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In one very short meeting, a search committee ushered in the next era in Oregon’s arts and cultural landscape. Tuesday afternoon, Brian Rogers was hired as executive director of the Oregon Arts Commission and the Oregon Cultural Trust.

Oregon Arts Commission

Rogers has spent much of his career as an administrator at Pennsylvania’s Council on the Arts. He’s also a painter, and an amateur hockey player (left wing) and Pittsburgh Penguins fan.

We spoke with Rogers, and with the chairs for both agencies’ advisory boards, Julie Vigeland and Bob Speltz.
Want to hear what Rogers told an audience last Monday about his qualifications, and how he views Oregon’s arts and cultural challenges? Listen to this extended interview.

Several dozen administrators and community leaders attended the Portland forum, which was held at the Oregon Historical Society.

Several dozen administrators and community leaders attended the Portland forum, which was held at the Oregon Historical Society.

April Baer / Oregon Public Broadcasting

 

 

 

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