Departmental restructuring brings two new positions, one new face to Cultural Center


Recent restructuring at the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach has resulted in the creation of two new positions, one of which is being filled by a new employee.

University of North Florida (UNF) public relations graduate Catherine Tatem has been hired to manage and develop programming, including adult classes and workshops as well as youth classes and camps. She will also oversee outreach programs like Sound Connections, which provides music therapy in local schools for children with special needs. Tatem developed her programming skills working as a dance instructor at Mark Spivak's Institute and as a substitute teacher in Duval County.

"I'm looking forward to developing my career alongside the talented team at The Cultural Center of Ponte Vedra Beach,” said Tatem. “The people are encouraging, and I love to be surrounded by art every day.”

Tatem will be working closely with Sara Bass, the new exhibitions & communications manager. Bass has been working full time at the Cultural Center as program & gallery manager since August 2016. She has a master’s degree in exhibition design from the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design.

"We definitely chose an exciting week to start our new positions," said Bass. “A new exhibition featuring the art of Angela Casini, Joe Crozier and Larry Moore will be opening March 9, and Catherine took over programs just in time for three workshops taking place on February 24 and the start of Winter II classes the week of February 26."