Kjelgaard wins 2018 Governorís Arts Award

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Eureka Springs resident Peggy Kjelgaard

has been named one of the recipients

of the 2018 Governorís Arts Awards.

Kjelgaard, who served as the executive

director of the Eureka Springs School of

the Arts for 10 years, led the way on developing

a 10-year plan for the school and

helped to raise and manage more than $2

million in operational and capital funding.

During her leadership, the campus expanded

from one facility located on less

than an acre to seven facilities on more

than 50 acres. The school now offers

more than 75 workshops in mediums that

include metal, wood, leather and fiber.

Kjelgaard has a doctorate degree in education.

For 20 years, she instructed educators

on developing a strong curriculum

for the benefit of all learners, including

the integration of the arts. She has served

on various governing boards, including

the Eureka Springs Arts Council, local

school boards and the Writersí Colony at

Dairy Hollow.

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