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Scott P. Yates Staff writer @scottpyates

Sep 9, 2019 at 7:45 AM

Interim director and curator of Rockford Art Museum works both sides of the canvas

ROCKFORD — Carrie Johnson is the latest guest on “Meet the Artist,” the podcast from Register Star newsroom where we meet the artist who makes our community a more beautiful place.

Johnson is the interim executive director and chief curator of the Rockford Art Museum, a post she’s held since 2012. She started working there in 2006.

Johnson is a graduate of Guilford High School where she was into theater and music, which flavor her curatorial style to this day.

She’s proud of the collaborative spirit she finds within the Rockford art scene. She credits this work ethic for the city’s rise out of the shadow of Chicago.

In this episode, we’ll talk about Johnson’s new personal art studio at Mainfraim, her unique velvet flock/painting technique, her lesser known singing talent, and her ideas to foster the growth of community art in Rockford.

Rockford Art Museum is integral in the production of the annual Greenwich Village Art Fair, which kicks off on September 14 and 15.

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