The Florida Keys
Council of the Arts has elected five community leaders to its boards:
New to the arts
council’s board of directors is former advisory board member Robert L.
Pierce, Jr. He has over twenty-five years’ experience in art
education, as well as in theater and music. Mr. Pierce taught at Pembroke
High School in Pembroke, New York. He is a graduate of Albright Art
School and of the State University College at Buffalo. He did extensive
graduate study at the University of Buffalo. Mr. Pierce is a member and
past president of the Key West Art Center and of the Florida Keys
Watercolor Society; he is a member also of the Purple Isles Art Guild and
of the Key West Art & Historical Society. His work is on display at Art
Lovers Gallery in Islamorada and at the Key West Art Center. Mr. Pierce
has lived full-time in Marathon since 1982.
Four other active
Monroe County citizens join the arts council's advisory board:
Kenneth J. Domanski
is vice-president of the Key West Symphony Orchestra. His graduate
studies were in filmmaking and screenwriting. As an advertising agency
creative director Mr. Domanski has worked in Melbourne (Australia), Tokyo,
New York, Los Angeles, and Detroit. He was named to Adweek’s
National U.S. All-Star Creative Team in 1986 and has received over 180
industry awards. Mr. Domanski authored U.S. campaigns for AT&T, USAir,
and General Motors, including designing Chevrolet’s “Heartbeat of America”
television campaign. His clients have included Coca-Cola, Nike,
Microsoft, Nabisco, Goodyear, L’Oreal, General Electric, Johnson &
Johnson, Nestle, Ford, Chrysler, and Black & Decker. Mr. Domanski is
currently an advertising and marketing consultant and offers his services
through Domanski & Associates LLC.
Ellis earned her B.A. from the University of Florida College of
Journalism. For the past fourteen years she has performed a variety of
photographic services for businesses, publications, and families at Ocean
Reef and in the Upper Keys. Ms. Ellis has specialized in photographing
at-risk natural areas, including Key Largo Hammocks Botanical Site and
Fisheating Creek (the latter project recognized by Governor Jeb Bush).
She worked on the national television documentary The Fragile Keys.
Thirteen pieces of her work are on display in Commissioner Murray
Nelson’s office, as part of the Art in Public Places program. Ms. Ellis
has served as a site-management review team member for the Department of
Environmental Protection in Monroe and Dade counties. She is a class IX
graduate of Leadership Monroe County.
For the past four
years Patricia Hall has been the Monroe County School Board
district teacher leader for art. She is an adjunct professor of art
education at Barry University. Ms. Hall has taught at Glynn Archer
Elementary School since 1993, and from 1981 to 1993 she taught at
Sugarloaf Elementary and Middle School. Her B.A. in art and art history
is from the State University of New York at Fredonia, and her M.Ed. in
curriculum and instruction is from Florida Atlantic University. She is a
member of the National Art Education Association and the Florida Art
Education Association. Ms. Hall sits on the arts council’s education
Writer, poet, and
artist Larry Sullivan is a retired administrator with the State of
California. He is president of the Big Pine Key Civic Association,
treasurer of the Key West Writers’ Guild, and vice-president of the Lower
Keys Property Owners Association and of the Key Deer Protection Alliance.
Mr. Sullivan is a member of the Monroe County Citizens’ Code Committee and
of the Key West Southernmost Runners Club. He is a volunteer with the
Florida Keys Nature Conservancy and a former volunteer and board member of
Big Pine Fire and Rescue. Mr. Sullivan’s B.S. and M.S. are from the
University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He is listed in Who’s Who in
U.S. Writers, Editors, and Poets, and his poetry has been published in
both English and Spanish. He edited and wrote for alternative newspapers
in Atlanta and in Venice Beach, California.