Board of Directors:

The Arts Council of Mercer County is served by a rotating set of board members selected from all areas of the Mercer County community that devote their time, money and talents to fulfill the mission of the Arts Council of Mercer County.


Gemma Ziegler, President

Seth Singleton, Vice-President

Julie Wagner, Secretary

Matthew Singleton, Treasurer

Cynthia Carr

Anessa Arehart

Laura Sullivan


Executive Director:

Anessa Arehart

Anessa joined us in the spring of 2015 as a member of the board, then as Director in April 2016. She brings gallery management experience from Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft and Flame Run Glass, both in Louisville, KY.  She is an exhibiting artist and is also building a healing Art & Nature retreat with her husband at their farm near Cornishville called Little Wing Hollow.  

Anessa's main focus while at ACMC is to expand opportunites that encourage the appreciation of art in its many forms by networking with existing arts organizations both locally and regionally, providing selling opportunites for local artists and craftspersons, and expanding the ACMC education department to embrace literary, musical, and performing arts to thier existing visual art offerings.  

Anessa in her studioin 2016. 

Anessa in her studioin 2016.