Broomfield Council on the Arts & Humanities
Jane is a treasured member of the community, a "Living Legend of Dance" awardee through the University of Denver, the founder of Broomfield's first dance studio (Dance Arts Studio, which is now operated by Heidi Thomas), and BCAH’s longtime historian. While Jane’s position is not an elected position, she is a valued and loved member of BCAH and one of the original advocates for BCAH’s formation and the start of art in Broomfield. Jane continues to represent the legacy of BCAH and Broomfield with her friendliness, positive energy, and kindness to everyone. She was also the 2002 recipient of the Heart of Broomfield Award for the Arts.
Carolyn, a Broomfield resident since 1971, graduated from Broomfield High School in 1980. In the spring of her senior year, she was the first vocalist from a Broomfield choir to be chosen to the Colorado All State Choir. She is a dedicated vocal performer with the Broomfield Women's Astor Choir directed by Dr. Tina Lynn-Craig and also performs as a duet with her partner singer/songwriter/guitarist, Patrick O'Kelly. Carolyn has also run a private piano studio in her house since 1998. She is the President of the Broomfield Music Teachers Association and has several students play in the Annual Broomfield Piano Festival. She is a wife, mother of 3 and grandmother of five and loves needle arts and cats. She was also the 2020 recipient of the Heart of Broomfield Award for the Arts.
In Memory of Sherill Bunetta
Past President and Treasurer
For many years, BCAH was lucky to have Sherill as its backbone. As a past Heart of Broomfield for Arts award recipient, she dedicated a great deal of her life to the continuation of BCAH and ensured it was consistently on track from its finances to its operations. It is with our deepest regret to share that Sherill passed away in October, 2020. Sherill was a friend to many and a shining light for us all. She wholeheartedly believed that arts, culture, and science must be present, vibrant, and available to all in every community. The family has asked that donations be made in her name. To donate, click on the donate button and select her fund name from the program list or send a check to BCAH, PO Box 681, Broomfield, CO 80038.
Originally attempting to play the violin at age three with a toy guitar and a stick from the back yard, Linda finally convinced her mother to let her play in fifth grade when it was offered through the public schools (with a violin that actually worked). Since then, she has earned a BA in Music from Metropolitan State University of Denver and an MA in Creative Writing from CU Boulder. Linda has taught both music and writing and continues to work with students passing on her love of music.
When Kathy isn't volunteering for BCAH, she is spending time with her beloved grandchildren. For decades, Kathy was a treasured and favorited Broomfield Children's Librarian who was responsible for much of the Library’s creative programming for children and families, such as Wonderful Wednesdays/Fabulous Fridays and Día de los Niño's/Libros. She was also the 2008 recipient of the Heart of Broomfield Award for the Arts. She retired a few years ago to focus on her family, serve as the liaison for Chadash Contemporary Dance Movement, and volunteer for BCAH.
Dr. Christina Lynn-Craig
“Dr. Tina,” a past Heart of Broomfield for Arts recipient, has been involved with BCAH and the Broomfield Music Teachers Association for over 20 years. Dr. Tina founded ASTER Women’s Chamber Choir in April of 2000 with the goal of gathering accomplished choral singers who wanted to explore women’s lives and music together. Prior to that, she sang with Ars Nova Singers for many years and is a former member of the music faculty and alumna of Loretto Heights College. She received the MM degree from Temple University in Philadelphia and the DMA degree from the University of Colorado (1994), where she was a student of Barbara Doscher and member of the voice faculty. She was also the 2004 recipient of the Heart of Broomfield Award for the Arts. Devoted to contemporary music, Christina has premiered the works of many composers of her generation. Her private voice studio is filled with talented singers of all ages.
Chippy grew up in New Jersey, moved to Colorado in 1974, and then to Broomfield in 1989. She ran a licensed childcare service from her home while raising her two children. When her children were involved with the popular Broomfield Summer Youth Players program, Chippy became a volunteer in Broomfield’s art scene and has remained a strong advocate assisting with organizing events, such as Broomstock. She works as a Property Transfer Technician for the City and County of Broomfield Assessor Department and holds a BS in Natural Resources Management from CSU. Chippy has traveled extensively and worked overseas. She was also the 2015 recipient of the Heart of Broomfield Award for the Arts.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Camie is a visual artist living in Broomfield, Colorado. She makes mixed media art, plein air paintings, oil paintings, books and cards. She has been working as an artist full time since 2020. Before that, she did art parttime. Camie believes art belongs to everyone. She believes the power of art lies in the expression of humanness, and can be emotionally healing. Camie is interested in enriching the visual arts in Broomfield. She has been a member of the Broomfield Art Guild since 2017.
The Broomfield Council on the Arts and Humanities' Board of Directors is comprised of 9-12 volunteers from the community, who are elected by active individual, family, and business members by way of voting.
The board meets on the 2nd Tuesday at 11 a.m. of each month virtually or at the Brunner Farmhouse (except in June, July and December). Board members are also encouraged to attend the 3rd Thursday quarterly meetings at 7 p.m. at the Brunner Farmhouse, but it is not mandatory.
If you are interested in becoming a board member, BCAH is always looking for new business-oriented members and creatives who are eager to help BCAH grow arts and culture in Broomfield.
Heather Doran joined BCAH in 2017 and is the Program Director of Broomfield Film Project, a BCAH program. She worked as a location scout and manager for 18 years in Seattle, finding locations and managing set logistics for studio films including “Life or Something Like It” starring Angelina Jolie, “The Ring” starring Naomi Watts, “Get Carter” starring Sylvester Stallone, and “Solaris” starring George Clooney. Now a digital marketer in Colorado, she enjoys supporting arts and science events, ideating fundraising strategies with the board, and introducing Colorado films to Colorado audiences.
Ms. Keshecki is the Director of Grants and Government Relations at the St. George Theatre Restoration, and the former Founding Executive & Artistic Director of Musical Chairs Chamber Ensemble, Inc. (MCCE), both non-profit arts organizations based in New York City. Keshecki is currently a 2020-21 policy research fellow at Howard J. Samuels State and City Policy, Baruch College's Marxe School of Public and International Affairs studying the differential impact of COVID-19 and federal response policies on nonprofit arts organizations in NYC. She is a research consultant for the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey exploring best practices in providing art therapy via distance learning. Keshecki is a Board Member of the New York Independent Venue Association and a freelance flutist. She holds a Bachelor of Music from New York University, Master of Music in flute performance from New Jersey City University, and Master of Public Policy from University of Massachusetts Amherst. In 2014, she received a New York City Council Citation for her contribution to the cultural community.