Thousand Islands Performing Arts Fund executive to head Potsdam's Community Performance Series
Friday, December 10, 2010 - 11:29 am

POTSDAM -- Community Performance Series has a new executive director.

She is Amy Flack, former CPS assistant executive director and, most recently, executive director of the Thousand Island Performing Arts Fund, which manages the Clayton Opera House. She begins her duties at SUNY Potsdam Feb. 7.

Kathy Olsen, who oversaw remarkable growth as executive director of CPS during her time at the helm, retired in August after 17 years serving the series, SUNY Potsdam, and the region.

"Amy's professional background, experience in a number of arts organizations and commitment to the arts in Northern New York combine to make her the right person to lead CPS at this point in its development," said Dean of the Crane School of Music Michael Sitton.

Community Performance Series, a professional music and performing arts presenting organization established in 1989, is dedicated to serving the cultural enrichment and arts education needs of the diverse populations of our neighboring communities. The CPS Guest Artist Series has had 20 successful seasons presenting world-renowned artists in concert in Potsdam. CPS also presents events specifically designed to appeal to children and families through CPS Meet the Arts, established in 1995.