258 Main Street Lander, WY 82520
Tuesday - Thursday 10am-6pm
Friday - Saturday 10am-4pm
Lander Art Center
258 Main St.
Lander, WY 82520
Executive Director: Ari Kamil
Outreach Director: Oakley Boycott
Ari Kamil (they/them)
Ari is thrilled to be joining the Lander Art Center as Executive Director!
They studied Ecology and Environmental Science at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, and subsequently moved to NYC to pursue a career in the arts. Following the onset of the COVID pandemic, they moved to Lander and continued their ecological career at Sinks Canyon State Park. They have most recently held the position of Executive Director at Lander Performing Arts (formerly Lander Community Concerts Association) and Sinks Canyon Summer Camp. In addition to singing with WyoJazz, they are also an active community organizer working towards a future of equitable visibility and accessibility.
Oakley Boycott (she/her/they/them)
Oakley Boycott was born and raised in Lander.
The daughter of local artists, Diane Corsick and Bill Boycott, Oakley is elated to be serving their home community as the Lander Art Center Outreach Director after 15 years of working in theatre, film and television in New York City. She is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy and has worked for various arts organizations throughout the country including the Metropolitan Opera, International Center of Photography, School of Visual Arts, as well as numerous regional theaters and production companies. Locally they have worked for the Museum of the American West, the Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame and as a creative consultant for Flappers to Fringe Vintage.
Their production company Boycott...the Production focuses on works that bridges the gap between juxtaposed community experiences.
Alan Garms: Board Chair
Alan Garms is a Licensed Master Social Worker with an Advanced Practice Certification. He worked in administration providing services to persons with intellectual and physical disabilities for more than 40 years, primarily in Texas. His most recent position was leading a team of social workers and RN's who investigated allegations of abuse and neglect in long term care homes. He retired in 2018 and moved from the Houston, Texas area to Lander, where his daughter and son-in-law reside.
Alan has served on a number of Boards' of Directors including the United Way of Greater Houston, the Texas Association on Mental Retardation, the Private Providers Association of Texas and the Mental Health and Mental Retardation Advisory Board of Harris County.
Alan and his wife are avid collectors of fine art and were supporters of the Arts in the Houston area. This included season passes to the Houston Symphony and the Alley Theatre as well as frequent attendance at visual art presentations in Houston. Alan believes that all types of art are critical to the overall health of a community and its citizens. The Lander art scene is remarkably diverse for a community of this size.
In his free time Alan enjoys hiking with his dogs in the mountains, fishing, rock climbing and biking.
Shane Parrott: Board Treasurer
Laura Koch: Board Member
After 45 years backstage on Broadway Laura retired to Lander. Like Bill Cody she too “ has worked very hard and am tired of the towns, and anxious to get back to the free life of the country.”
Laura has been a member of the LAC since first visiting Lander in 2013. Since then she has contributed to the 2019 through 2022 Members Show and is currently serving on the Board.
Carolina Jaramillo Schadebrodt: Board Vice Chair
Carolina Jaramillo is a Chilean-born resident of Lander. She and her husband Judd (a Wyoming native) chose Lander as a place to raise their two children many years ago. Carolina has been developing her trade as a ceramicist for over 30 years. During this time she has launched programs to empower women artists in rural communities, volunteered at the Tucson Museum of Art, and taught pottery to children through grant-funded projects in both Chile and in Lander. As an artist she has exhibited her works in Coyhaique, Chile, Tucson, Arizona, and Laramie, Wyoming.
Carolina joined the LAC board in 2021. She believes strongly in the its mission to educate and engage Fremont County in the arts through learning opportunities and exhibitions that foster a strong arts community.
Carolina has an associates degree in K-12 education and currently works for FCSD#1 as a substitute teacher. She is an alumna of both Central Wyoming College and NOLS. Her hobbies include hiking, mountain biking, sea kayaking, gardening and photography.
Audie Cunningham: Board Secretary
Audie was born and raised in Lander, Wy. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the College of Santa Fe and a Master’s in the Business of Art and Design from MICA. She is a librarian at the Fremont County Library in Lander and also owns her own small business, Audie Rose Design, a stationery line featuring her own original artwork and designs. She also does freelance print design for apparel, fabric and other stationery brands.
In her free time, she loves to mountain bike, read and do yoga. She is passionate about growing and nurturing the art community in Lander and is thrilled to be a member of the Art Center board.
Sophie Barksdale: Board Member
Sophie Barksdale relocated from Australia and joined the LAC Board in early 2017.
Her background is in arts administration, with one of her career highlights being with The National Gallery of Victoria, one of Australia’s premier cultural institutions, for several years. Over the past 10+ years, she has also worked for Handle Media and Music Recruitment in London, the Bord Scannan na hEireann/the Irish Film Board in Ireland and on film festivals in Australia, Ireland and the U.S. She brings a wide range of experience to the LAC Board, having worked in production, project management, promotion, human resources, and venue & event management.
While project management is her forte, her passion is for storytelling through film and she currently produces documentaries with local film company Caldera Productions. Sophie now lives permanently in Lander, where she gets to elevate underrepresented voices and advocate for art and access within the community. She loves to hike and rock-climb year round with her family.