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TIAC Welcomes New Employee




CLAYTON, NY (January 9, 2018) – The Thousand Islands Arts Center (TIAC) is pleased to announce that Marina Loew has joined the organization as curator specialist/administrative assistant.  The full-time position is effective immediately.


Leslie W. Rowland, TIAC’s Executive Director, said: “We are delighted to welcome Marina to the Arts Center as a full-time employee.  She joined the TIAC team as a seasonal assistant last spring and provided a lot of support as we celebrated our 50th anniversary last year. Marina brings many talents to the organization including a passion for our prized textile collection, an enthusiasm to enrich the Museum’s visitor experience and an overall readiness to assist all staff with multiple responsibilities.”

                Ms. Loew was most recently a technical designer/quality control manager/seamstress at KaiKini Bikinis, LLC, and was in retail sales for KIKO Simple Goods in Kapaa, Hawaii. Prior to that, she worked marketing/outreach at Hawaiian Community Assets as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer in Anahola, Hawaii.  A native of the 1000 Islands, she was also a teacher/intern at the Arts Center for five summers having taught weaving and assisted the then curator with exhibition installation and collection management.

Marina earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Visual Art from Wells College.  She also spent time studying Georgian architecture and printmaking in Bath, England, and later studied toy making, oil painting, fashion design, and weaving through Syracuse University in Florence, Italy.


The Thousand Islands Arts Center is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of traditional arts and handcrafts. Home to a nationally renowned permanent collection and library of handwoven textiles, the Arts Center also offers a wide variety of classes for all levels of students – from the beginner to the professional artist. The Thousand Islands Arts Center’s mission is to promote and preserve art and craft through education, instruction, exhibitions and our permanent textile collection.