Whitesburg KY

Appalshop names directors

Appalshop, a communitybased art and education center in Whitesburg, had named Art Menius as director and Beth Bingman as managing director.

Bingman previously served as associate director at the Center for Literacy Studies at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. She was also on the boards of directors of the Dungannon (Va.) Development Commission, the Appalachian Peace Education Center, the Appalachian Community Fund, Literacy South, and the Highlander Research and Education Center.

Menius was marketing and sponsorship director of the Americana festival produced by Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, N.C. He was the first executive director of the International Bluegrass Music Association and the North American Folk Music & Dance Alliance. He also served on the boards of directors of the Americana Music Association, the Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame, the Swannanoa Gathering, and the Old-Time Music Group.

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