With a cheerful smile and always ready to lend a hand, Christina Williams contributes much to the important work required to inform the community about events and happenings at the Arts Council. Responsible for our digital marketing through the web site, email and social media, she also works with our cultural groups to ensure that we have up to date information about area events. Christina is a vital component to life “Behind the Red Doors,” so we asked her to share more about herself and this important role ...
What is your favorite AC event? I have enjoyed several of the events over the years! One of my favorite events was “The Color of Courage” which was a part of our Black History programming that focused on Romare Bearden.
Short Description of Position I work with the Marketing Director in educating the public about the many hats the Arts Council wears which includes exhibitions, Fourth Fridays, grants (to individuals, groups and schools), events and advocacy for the arts. I also photograph Arts Council events and work with our social media platforms.
Most common question asked at work “Can we send out an email/post about that?”
How would you describe yourself in three words? A hard worker.
Share some favorite aspects of the job I enjoy meeting individuals from across the community who want to learn more about “what’s going on” here and those who are our cultural community. I have enjoyed learning the individual stories of those have been impacted by the arts when meeting a young artist during a Fourth Friday exhibition opening or talking with a gallery owner. I also enjoy visiting schools that have an Artist in Schools assembly and residencies and watch the learning process take place.
Where are you from? Forsyth County, NC! The land of Moravian bread, Texas Pete and Krispy Kreme!
What has been one of your most rewarding moments while on the clock with the Arts Council? Watching The Color of Courage was such an impactful learning experience. This play provided a good example of how the arts not only teach, but also connect us to the lives of others.
What work have you done previously that either ties in with this job or is a total deviation from that path? I have worked at other Arts Council’s in the state (Winston-Salem/Forsyth County and Wayne County), and learned that each one is different, catering to their community in a different way.