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Dublin Arts Council operates as a small but dedicated team of professionals who are committed to the organization’s mission of engaging the community, cultivating creativity and fostering life-long learning through the arts.

david s. guion, ph.d.executive director
Dr. David S. Guion has served as executive director of Dublin Arts Council since 2005. For more than 20 years, he has worked with nonprofit arts organizations and educational institutions in New York City, the Bay Area of California and Columbus, Ohio. While raising funds for arts organizations in New York City, Guion had the privilege of working with such iconoclastic artists as Mikhail Baryshnikov, Trisha Brown, Merce Cunningham, Erick Hawkins, Jasper Johns, and Robert Rauschenberg, among others. He received an M.A. in Art Education from The Ohio State University in 1988. During his doctoral coursework, Guion was awarded the Lawrence and Isabel Barnett Fellowship and the Manual Barkan Dissertation Fellowship Award. He earned his Ph.D. in Art Education from The Ohio State University in 2008. Guion has conducted fundraising seminars and workshops for a wide variety of nonprofit organizations and arts professionals in Ohio, Poland, Taiwan and Chile. He is currently a member of the Columbus Creative Cultural Commission for the City of Columbus and serves as president of the board of directors of OhioDance. Guion has served as a panelist for the Ohio Arts Council, the Greater Columbus Arts Council, Culture Works, the united arts fund and arts service agency for the Greater Dayton region, and has adjudicated arts exhibitions for a variety of organizations.

Our Valuable Team Members

janet cooperdirector of engagement
Janet joined Dublin Arts Council in 2006, managing media relations, advertising, marketing communications, audience engagement, program development and community relations efforts for the organization. Janet moved to central Ohio from Arizona, where she was involved in the marketing of a number of arts organizations, including the Scottsdale Arts Festival, the Arizona Indian Arts Alliance, the McDowell Mountain Music Festival and the Scottsdale Gallery Association. She received a B.S. in Marketing Management from Western Governors University in Salt Lake City. Janet is the recipient of a Rocky Mountain Emmy Award for public affairs programming and currently serves on the Greater Columbus Events Council and the Digital Communications Committee of the Columbus Arts Marketing Association.
michele gatzdirector of finance & administration
Michele manages Dublin Arts Council finances, human resources and administrative activities. She received a B.A. and M.A. from The Ohio State University and completed coursework in accounting at Ohio Wesleyan University. She has been with Dublin Arts Council since 1999.
christine langstonprogram manager
Christine joined Dublin Arts Council in 2001, collaborating with staff on program administration, including the Visual Arts Series, Dublin Art in Public Places program, DAC Sundays at Scioto summer concert series and other special events. She serves as volunteer coordinator for DAC and also manages administrative duties for the organization. Christine studied art and theatre at Kent State University.
anna leepermarketing communications coordinator
Anna joined Dublin Arts Council as Marketing Communications Coordinator in April 2014. Anna works primarily with Dublin Art in Public Places program initiatives. She also serves as a community relations liaison, develops marketing materials, contributes to website and social media content, and acts as special event support. She received a B.A. in Communications and a B.A. in Theatre from The Ohio State University.
d'artgallery greeter
In addition to a team of six full-time professionals, Dublin Arts Council’s most popular staff member is D’Art, a large, male orange tabby cat who came to the organization as a 4-year-old stray in 2010. D’Art greets visitors, serves as gallery docent and attends all meetings – whether invited or not.