Director – Claudine Isé. Claudine Isé is a Chicago-based writer, curator, and educator who has worked in the field of contemporary visual art for the past two decades. Isé is also the Director of the Freeark Gallery + Sculpture Garden at the Riverside Arts Center.
Assistant Director – Elizabeth Lalley. Elizabeth Lalley is a Chicago-based writer and independent curator. She received an MA in Museum & Exhibition Studies from the University of Illinois-Chicago, and holds a BA from the University of Michingan where she received the Academy of American Poets Award. Elizabeth has worked for the Chicago Artists Coalition, the Smithsonian Center for Folklife & Cultural Heritage, and the University of Michigan Department of English. She is a Curatorial Fellow with ACRE (Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions) and a contributor to Newcity and Chicago Artist Writers.