Kevin Lenkner, Program Coordinator

Kevin Lenkner is the Coordinator for Poetry Out Loud and Arts in the Military programs and also serves as the Arts in Education liaison between New Mexico Arts and New Mexico Public Education Department. Additionally, Kevin manages the Arts Learning: In Schools & In Community, Arts in Social Service, Local Arts Councils and Service Organization funding categories.

Kevin comes to Santa Fe after serving as the Executive Director of the Mimbres Region Arts Council based in Silver City since 2015. He directed the long-running Blues Festival and initiated new events like the Southwest Print Fiesta and the Southwest Student Arts Competition. Prior to his move to New Mexico, Kevin was the Executive Director of YorkArts Center for 22 years. He has taught art education classes in various locations, including public housing, community centers, juvenile detention, and public schools.

Kevin holds a degree in Public Administration from York College of Pennsylvania and has done graduate work in Museum Studies and Humanities at Penn State University. Artistically, Kevin likes to explore the borders of sound and visual arts. He has had audio works featured in the Sound Pedro festival and installations in various galleries and exhibition spaces.

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