Alan Maltz "Touching Silence."
Elizabeth S. Young, Executive Director - Elizabeth has an extensive background in both the performing and visual arts. Her experience working with non-profit organizations spans program development, board relations, advertising, fundraising, publicity and marketing. She earned her B.A. in Art History and Theater from Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts. After spending nearly a decade in New York City as a Casting Director for film, television and theater she relocated to the Florida Keys in 1987. Her professional life in the Keys includes being the business manager of Island Wellness for 15 years, and for six years, working in all aspects of the business of the fine art photography gallery of Alan S. Maltz. Additionally, she assisted Mr. Maltz with his award-winning coffee table book, Florida… Beyond the Blue Horizon. Mrs. Young’s volunteer work spans being President of the Board of Directors for the Montessori Elementary Charter School, a current Executive Board Member of Congregation B’nai Zion, working backstage as a stage manager at Nutcracker Key West and as a devoted volunteer La Leche leader for over 15 years.
As Executive Director of the Arts Council, she has expanded her duties and is proud to serve as a Board member for the statewide organization, Florida Association of Public Art Professionals. She has also served on a grant panel for ARRA funding from the Division of Cultural Affairs, presented at the City of Key West’s Ambassador program, Leadership Monroe program and for the Board of the Tourist Development Council to being a judge of over 100 children at the infamous Fantasy Fest Children’s Day costume contest. Liz and her husband, Gary with daughters, Emily and Claire enjoy being a part of the vibrant Florida Keys Arts community. E-mail Liz