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Faces of the Art Center – Denice Hansen

Many of you who come by the Arts Center often begin to recognize the people that are always there – the staff, instructors, and board members. So today we want to introduce a new series here on the blog called Faces of the Art Center. Once a month we will introduce you to one of the many faces you could see if you come into the center. We decided that it was only proper to start with our commander in chief, the Executive Director herself – Denice Hansen!

Pictured above: Denice and her husband Bill at Hamilton

Denice grew up on a farm just north of Pierce. In college, she majored in graphic design. She never imagined she would move back home after college but she married her high school sweetheart, Bill, and now her kids are growing up in the same she grew up in. 

Pictured above:  Bridger (5) and Daley (1).

Bill farms with Denice’s dad, and when Denice is not at the art center she loves to Garden and take care of the “zoo that is our farm.”

Denice comes from a family that is invested in the future of the community and combining that with her love of the arts has been rewarding according to Denice.

Pictured above: Bridger at play in a day here at the NAC last fall.

 I love coming to work each day, knowing that we are making a difference in the lives of people around us. There are a lot of people here that share that same passion, and I believe that is why the Norfolk Arts Center and our community are thriving and will continue to grow. I’m excited about the potential that lies ahead and grateful to have been given the opportunity to be a part of a team that continually strives to make us better – and I can’t wait to kick off 2020 with the best Soup ‘R Art festival yet!”