Laura Seter, Executive Director
Laura Seter has been at Region 2 Arts Council since January 2011, bringing her love of artistic expression, community engagement, teaching, and the written word to her position. Laura holds a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from the School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont and a Bachelor of Science degree in teaching German from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Holly Alcott, Grants Manager
Holly has worked with the Region 2 Arts Council since 2010. She is our data maven, office guru, and tech support. If you need information about your grant, need technical assistance with work samples, are missing a payment or paperwork, she’s the one to contact. Before joining the Arts Council Holly worked as an executive assistant for Concordia Language Villages. She also worked in Denver, Colorado for a decade as a graphic designer, and as an art teacher for K-12 students in the decade before that. She holds a Masters of Arts In Interdisciplinary Studies – Women Studies, Fine Art and Graphic Design – from Oregon State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Painting and Drawing from Wells College in Aurora, NY. Holly paints lively and colorful figures, draws comics, writes for a blog and occasionally acts in local theater productions. She also sings, but not in public, at least not yet.
Kathryn Gonzalez, Program Assistant
Kathryn brings a rich and varied background that includes coordination and promotion of various arts events, direct experience in the performing arts, and a bilingual and bi-cultural background. She has a strong commitment to arts-based and community-building initiatives that support inclusive and participatory approaches. Kathryn is a seasoned grant writer and helped the Bemidji Participatory Arts Collective receive an R2AC grant for a community mural project. Her personal artistic passion is dance though her interests range across various art forms. She shares a love for artistic expression and community engagement, and is particularly interested in the fields of creative aging, community-based arts, participatory art-making, and creative placemaking.