Mary Ann Racin, Executive Director
Mary Ann Racin is the Executive Director of Riverviews Artspace, one of Virginia’s leading contemporary multi-disciplinary art spaces in Lynchburg, VA. Riverviews Artspace supports artistic innovation and connects artists and community. Programs offered include visual arts, spoken word, and film. Since 2005, Racin has overseen the growth of Riverviews Artspace, a place for art, artists, ideas and social interaction. Riverviews includes the beautifully renovated Craddock-Terry Gallery, a comfortable screening room (dvd, video; also used for live arts), multiple artist studios, the Jefferson Avenue Gallery, and the Reading Room. During her tenure, Riverviews has developed and expanded many programs, including CINEviews, an annual Film Festival, the Annual Juried Art Show, and On-Screen-In Person, a touring program of the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation.
Racin served on a grant panel for the Virginia Commission for the Arts and was inducted into the YWCA’s Academy of Women for Excellence in the Arts in 2008. Before moving to Lynchburg, Racin developed public programs and funding for the Humanties Council in the Office of Institutional Advancement at NYU and conducted public policy research at the International Monetary Fund. Racin has a BA in English Literature from Wellesley College, a MA in Cultural Studies from NYU, and a Certificate in Textile Design from FIT. Prior to coming to Riverviews, Racin was a full-time Procreative Producer/Manager.
Sylvia Noyes, Exhibition and Program Manager
Sylvia earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art from Randolph College in Lynchburg, Virginia. Previously, she managed the CityArts Mosaic Mural on 9th Street and served as the Exhibit Artist and Technician at Amazement Square Children’s Museum.
Sylvia’s passion is making art accessible to the residents of Central Virginia.