Art on the Green Gallery Director Brenda McClain announced some staff changes in a news release.

"Parilee Croft, assistant gallery director, has decided to take a step back to work on new projects, with emphasis on her creative endeavors," McClain said. "We were fortunate to have Parilee on staff since the gallery's inception.

"Her contribution was significant to success Art on the Green continues to enjoy. Her painting has been taking a back seat to the Gallery.

"We love her art and look forward to seeing more of her work in the Gallery."

Kelly Booy has been named gallery manager. Booy will assume many of Croft's duties, continuing her role working within the art community teaching and spearheading children's art contests, art classes, along with the Gallery's newest initiative, City Talks.

"Kelly and her family — four children and her husband, Stefan — are well-traveled and bring a different perspective to our artists' works.

Contact Booy by email at to schedule a tour a group or for students.

Kate Hoopchuk is now creative director.

"This promotion is well-deserved, we feel fortunate to have Kate on our team. She has an eye for what works for the Gallery," McClain said.

Hoopchuk will be working with the gallery's photographers to create an online store of our artists' works.

Photographers interested in Art on the Green's representation should email photo samples to Hoopchuk by email

Art on the Green is an artistic vortex drawing skilled artists and art lovers alike, the 3,000-square-foot gallery not only showcases the works of internationally acclaimed artists in every medium, but it also transforms art into a living, breathing thing. It’s a symphony of artwork that touches the heart and inspires the mind.

"Make Art On The Green a refuge from the hustle of modern day life," McClain said. "The art collections are amazing. Peace of mind is a bonus."

Individual viewings are available by calling 501-205-1922 or emailing