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Orozco to be nominated for National Council on the Arts

Thursday, September 29, 2016 by Nora Ankrum

President Barack Obama announced today that he intends to nominate Austin’s Sylvia Orozco, co-founder and executive director of the Mexic-Arte Museum, to serve on the National Council on the Arts. Orozco has served Austin’s arts community in a variety of capacities, including as part of the advisory board for the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (from 2008 to 2012) and as a member of the Mayor’s Community Cabinet (from 2009 to 2011). Orozco, a painter, is also an inductee in the Austin Arts Hall of Fame. A nearly four-hour oral history interview with Orozco can be found here, in the Archives of American Art.

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