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Pyramid Atlantic Executive Director Jose Dominguez Departs

After serving as executive director of Pyramid Atlantic for a decade, Jose Dominguez has announced he will be stepping down, effective August 19, 2016.

Dominguez’s tenure included broadening the diversity and number of students and artists served through expanded programming and outreach, and orchestrating Kiki DC, a dazzling event at The Fillmore Silver Spring, which showcased fashion created from paper. Highlights also saw the addition of artist rental studios, establishing Washington Printmakers Gallery as the cornerstone tenant and bringing financial stability to the non-profit art center. Dominguez was at the helm for the long awaited and successful relocation to the 13,000 square foot newly renovated Arcade building in the Gateway Arts District.

Board Chair Robin Salomon expressed his gratitude for the Pyramid community: “Jose lead us through trying times to a secure space in Hyattsville. We are indebted to his hard work and resilience, and wish him the best in his new career.”

Artistic Director Gretchen Schermerhorn will serve as interim executive director while we conduct a search for Jose’s successor.

(via Pyramid Atlantic. Photo courtesy of Pyramid Atlantic.)