Georgia Vahue has been named Executive Director of the Firehouse Cultural Center as preparations are made to open full time to the public. She joins the Firehouse with a great range of experience and enthusiasm—and with roots and interest in this area.
Georgia was most recently Director of Education and Gallery Programs at Great Necks Art Center, Long Island New York. She is a Fulbright Fellow, a Certified Teacher of K – 12 Art and Gifted and Talented Education with 12 years of teaching experience in Florida, London and New York. She was for seven years the Arts Educator here at Wimauma Elementary. She graduated from the University of South Florida, College of Fine Arts and attended the prestigious Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture in Maine.
Her many accomplishments comprise: working with numerous curators including internationally known artist James Rosenquist and Ned Rifkin, Under Secretary of Art, Smithsonian Institution and former Director of Atlanta’s High Museum; published arts articles and arts education curricula; and The University of Georgia, Atlanta, recognizes her as a “Southern Scholar on Women.”
In addition to her arts administration, teaching and curatorial experience, Georgia brings to the Firehouse significant experience in gallery and business administration and marketing. She has curated and contributed to numerous art exhibitions from Florida to New York as well as participated as a guest juror, and lecturer at State, National and International venues.