Hampton Coliseum/Hampton Arts Commission
Formed in 2012, this City department manages the day-to-day operation of Hampton Coliseum and Hampton Arts (The American Theatre and The Charles H. Taylor Arts Center).
Terri Vander Vennet, Interim Director
Kevin Spence, Assistant Director (Operations and Events)
Richard Parison, Artistic Director
James Warwick Jones, Gallery Manager
Bessie Crotts, Box Office Manager
Kiara Warren, Marketing Manager
David Glover, Changeover and Housekeeping Manager
Matthew Shufflebarger, Food and Beverage Manager
Hampton Commission on the Arts
Established in December 1987, this Hampton City Council appointed 13-member citizens board acts in an advisory capacity to the Council to promote further development and awareness of artistic and cultural programs in the City and to provide a coordinated method of City support of cultural organizations and programs. This body works closely with the City department known as Hampton Coliseum/Hampton Arts Commission, which manages the day-to-day operation of Hampton Coliseum, The American Theatre and The Charles H. Taylor Arts Center.
|Nancy Eason, Chair||James Dees|
|David Allison||Laura Fitzpatrick|
|Derek A. Brooks||Joshua Head|
|Lynda Burke||Jackie Merritt|
|Thomas Cagley||Gail Rehmert|
|The Honorable Linda Curtis||Charles W. Winslow II|
Hampton Arts Foundation
The Hampton Arts Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) organization created in 1994 as the non-profit arm to support Hampton Arts. The Foundation has completed two successful capital campaigns in the past ten years to renovate, rebuild and expand the Theatre and upgrade the galleries.
|Duncan Garnett, President||Vice Mayor Linda Curtis|
|Steven Hussell, Vice President||Letia Drewry|
|Sheryl Crawley, Secretary||Nancy Eason|
|Hansford Post, Treasurer||Sara "Sallie" Marchello|
|Nancy Adams||Jim Thompson|
|Ann Marie Batten||Senator Frank Wagner|
The Charles H. Taylor Arts Center Board of Trustees
In 1987, the Charles H. Taylor Memorial Library closed when the City of Hampton built the expanded Hampton Public Library right next door. After careful renovation and adaptation and adhering to the guidelines set forth in Mrs. Armstrong’s bequest, the historic building re-opened in January 1989 as The Charles H. Taylor Arts Center. The estate of Mrs. Armstrong owns the building and leases it to the City of Hampton which manages the day-to-day operations through the department of Hampton Coliseum/Hampton Arts Commission.
|Debbie Scott, President||The Honorable Douglas E. Miller|
|Richard M. Bagley, Jr.||Dr. Linda Schifflette|
|Sheryl Crawley||The Honorable Christopher W. Hutton|