EVELYN CRAFT BELGER  EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR   Evelyn Craft Belger is the Executive Director of Belger Arts Center and Belger Crane Yard Studio as well as president and CEO of Belger Cartage Service of Kansas City. Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, she served as Director of the Morean Arts Center in St. Petersburg, Florida. 

EVELYN CRAFT BELGER
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Evelyn Craft Belger is the Executive Director of Belger Arts Center and Belger Crane Yard Studio as well as president and CEO of Belger Cartage Service of Kansas City. Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, she served as Director of the Morean Arts Center in St. Petersburg, Florida. 

 TOMMY FRANK  STUDIO MANAGER   Raised in Florida, Tommy completed his Master of Fine Arts thesis in the spring of 2010. Since 2011 he has been the Studio Manager at the Belger Crane Yard Studios in Kansas City, Missouri. He continues his studio practice alongside the Resident Artists and Studio Members of BCYS.  tfrank@belgerarts.org

TOMMY FRANK
STUDIO MANAGER

Raised in Florida, Tommy completed his Master of Fine Arts thesis in the spring of 2010. Since 2011 he has been the Studio Manager at the Belger Crane Yard Studios in Kansas City, Missouri. He continues his studio practice alongside the Resident Artists and Studio Members of BCYS.
tfrank@belgerarts.org

 Michael Baxley  Gallery MANAGER    mbaxley@belgerarts.org

Michael Baxley
Gallery MANAGER

mbaxley@belgerarts.org

 CYDNEY ROSS  GALLERY COORDINATOR   Cydney Ross was born, raised and resides in Kansas City, Missouri. She received her BFA in ceramics from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2013. Since 2014 she has been the Gallery Coordinator at Belger Crane Yard Studios and oversees gallery interns and marketing efforts. A sculptor and jewelry designer, Cydney maintains a studio fine arts practice in ceramics and mixed media in the studios at Belger Crane Yard Studios.   cross@belgerarts.org

CYDNEY ROSS
GALLERY COORDINATOR

Cydney Ross was born, raised and resides in Kansas City, Missouri. She received her BFA in ceramics from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2013. Since 2014 she has been the Gallery Coordinator at Belger Crane Yard Studios and oversees gallery interns and marketing efforts. A sculptor and jewelry designer, Cydney maintains a studio fine arts practice in ceramics and mixed media in the studios at Belger Crane Yard Studios. 
cross@belgerarts.org

 MO DICKENS  GALLERY ASSISTANT   Mo Dickens has been the Gallery Assistant / Raconteur at the Belger Arts Center since 2004. In addition to writing press releases, and organizing exhibitions and loans, Mo has given personal tours of the Belger Collection to more than 50,000 visitors, including representatives of the Phillips Collection (Washington, DC), the Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC), the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and other cultural institutions. When he's not working, Mo enjoys shaking hands with and/or hugging the vast contingent of talented artists, gallerists, and curators in the Paris of the Plains.  mdickens@belgerarts.org

MO DICKENS
GALLERY ASSISTANT

Mo Dickens has been the Gallery Assistant / Raconteur at the Belger Arts Center since 2004. In addition to writing press releases, and organizing exhibitions and loans, Mo has given personal tours of the Belger Collection to more than 50,000 visitors, including representatives of the Phillips Collection (Washington, DC), the Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC), the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and other cultural institutions. When he's not working, Mo enjoys shaking hands with and/or hugging the vast contingent of talented artists, gallerists, and curators in the Paris of the Plains.
mdickens@belgerarts.org

 Lee lappin  GALLERY ASSISTANT   Born and raised in the Kansas City area, Lee Lappin is a recent high school graduate and alumnus of the Northland Center for Advanced Professional Studies (NCAPS). It was through this program that they received an internship at Belger Arts and subsequently their position as a Gallery Assistant at the Belger Arts Center. Along with the day to day operation of the gallery, Lee also handles much of Belger Arts’ graphic design and photography. While they don’t currently have an artistic focus, they’re eager to learn all they can from the art of Kansas City.  gallery@belgerarts.org

Lee lappin
GALLERY ASSISTANT

Born and raised in the Kansas City area, Lee Lappin is a recent high school graduate and alumnus of the Northland Center for Advanced Professional Studies (NCAPS). It was through this program that they received an internship at Belger Arts and subsequently their position as a Gallery Assistant at the Belger Arts Center. Along with the day to day operation of the gallery, Lee also handles much of Belger Arts’ graphic design and photography. While they don’t currently have an artistic focus, they’re eager to learn all they can from the art of Kansas City.
gallery@belgerarts.org

 SARAH JEWELL OLSEN  YOUTH EDUCATION COORDINATOR   Born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, Sarah received her Bachelors in Fine Art in Ceramics from UAA in 2009 and her Masters in Fine Art from West Virginia University in 2014. She is currently an Artist in Residence at Red Star Residency as well as our Youth Education Coordinator.  education@belgerarts.org

SARAH JEWELL OLSEN
YOUTH EDUCATION COORDINATOR

Born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, Sarah received her Bachelors in Fine Art in Ceramics from UAA in 2009 and her Masters in Fine Art from West Virginia University in 2014. She is currently an Artist in Residence at Red Star Residency as well as our Youth Education Coordinator.
education@belgerarts.org

 Chandler Martin  Technician    

Chandler Martin
Technician

 

 Joseph Hutchins  CYC Store Coordinator    info@kcclay.com

Joseph Hutchins
CYC Store Coordinator

info@kcclay.com

 FRANK CRAFT gENERAL MANAGER  Frank Craft began his career in the arts in the world of independent film, where he produced an award-winning film that was screened at MoMA in addition to numerous international film festivals. In 2010, Craft began working to incorporate Red Star Studios with the Belger Arts Center and unite the missions of the organizations. He's a proud father and resident nerd.  fcraft@belgerarts.org

FRANK CRAFT
gENERAL MANAGER

Frank Craft began his career in the arts in the world of independent film, where he produced an award-winning film that was screened at MoMA in addition to numerous international film festivals. In 2010, Craft began working to incorporate Red Star Studios with the Belger Arts Center and unite the missions of the organizations. He's a proud father and resident nerd.
fcraft@belgerarts.org