Arlington Cultural Affairs Head to Artisphere-ize New Brunswick
Norma Kaplan, who as director of Arlington Cultural Affairs oversaw the development and execution of Rosslyn's Artisphere, is off to do pretty much the same thing in New Brunswick, N.J.
"Norma Kaplan, the director of Arlington Cultural Affairs in Arlington, Va., has been named to the newly created combined position of executive director of the New Brunswick Cultural Center and managing director of the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick.
Kaplan has been in her present position for 25 years and oversaw the building of the new Artisphere cultural center in Arlington. Artisphere houses four performance venues, three visual art galleries, a 4,000-square-foot ballroom and a free Wi-Fi town square, according to the center’s website."
Artisphere—which will celebrate its first birthday on October 10—is reexamining its approach in programming and operations, following a failure to meet early revenue projections. Artisphere staffers and Arlington Cultural Affairs officials have been drafting a new business plan for the space, to be released at the end of the summer.