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The Foundry Art Centre Announces Leadership Changes

The Foundry Art Centre Board of Directors has announced leadership changes at the not-for-profit arts center in Historic St. Charles, Missouri.

The organization’s current Executive Director, Laura Helling, is departing from the Foundry Art Centre (or FAC) to take on a new position in development at international humanitarian organization Wings of Hope. During Helling’s three and a half years as Executive Director, the Foundry Art Centre has been through significant facility upgrades to create Smithsonian-caliber gallery and museum space; a concerted effort in the development of their arts educational programming for adults and children; and the major expansion of their community arts offerings and opportunities (see the attached sidebar for information about the Foundry Art Centre’s accomplishments.)

With Helling’s departure, the FAC Board of Directors has named Angela Fowle as the new Executive Director, effective immediately. An accomplished arts professional, Angela Fowle has a five year working relationship with the Foundry Art Centre, most recently serving as the art center’s Exhibitions Manager.

Fowle is a graduate of Lindenwood University and the Lindenwood Honors College in St. Charles, Missouri where she earned a B.A. and M.A. in Art History and an M.F.A. in writing. She also studied history at East Central College in Union, Missouri. A long-time active member of the St. Louis metro area’s arts community, Fowle has served as the St. Charles, Missouri Regional Coordinator for the national “Poetry Out Loud” Recitation Contest (additional details are available within the attached news release.)

For additional details regarding the leadership changes at the Foundry Art Centre, please contact Gary Shaw at 314-623-1375.

The public may also visit their website at for more information on arts classes and educational opportunities, as well as exhibitions, concerts and other events at the Foundry Art Centre.