Islamic Art Revival Series and Irving Arts Center presents a tour of the beautiful and compelling works of Juried art by world renowned artists with Mr. Hawkins, Executive Director, Irving Arts Center.
Hawkins comes to Irving with considerable experience, having led the implementation of public arts programming in New York City, where he served as Project Manager for Public Art for Public Schools since 2008. He also has served as co-chair of the Americans for the Arts Emerging Leaders Council, a nationally-elected body of individuals that advise the next generation of arts leaders through Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for the advancement of the arts and arts education.
Widely-regarded as one of the brightest minds in arts administration, Hawkins has presented at various conferences and has served on top industry panels around the country including for the Connecticut Office of the Arts and the Arts Council of Indianapolis as well as for Americans for the Arts. He was recently elected President of the Alumni Board of Directors for Goucher College, where he received a Master’s Degree in Arts Administration. Raised in Oklahoma, Hawkins completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Oklahoma.