Johnson appointed to Premiers Council on Arts

Lorna Johnson, executive-director of the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery, is one of the newest members appointed to the Premier’s Council on Arts and Culture.

Lorna Johnson, executive-director of the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery, is one of the newest members appointed to the Premier’s Council on Arts and Culture.

Johnson joins Calgarian Karen Ball and Grande Prairie resident Grant Berg as the newest appointees to the 10-member council that acts as a liaison between Alberta’s cultural community and government. One of the council’s aims is to help achieve the goals of Alberta’s cultural policy.

Council chair Tom McCabe said members play an important role in maintaining partnerships and providing strategic advice.

“I look forward to the fresh perspectives that Karen, Grant and Lorna will bring to the table.”

Alberta Culture Minister Lindsay Blackett said, “Alberta is experiencing a cultural renaissance . . . (and) council members will continue to play a key role in the collaborative effort to ensure all Albertans have access to culture.”

Johnson has served as board member and president of the Alberta Museums Association. She also helped draft a new cultural policy for the City of Red Deer and is a member of the local heritage preservation committee.

Member of the Premier’s Council on Arts and Culture are selected by application, based on their knowledge and expertise.

For more information, visit www.culturalpolicy.alberta.ca.