CP file photo; Cara Leepson took over as Redux's executive director in 2018

Redux Contemporary Arts Center is getting a shakeup at the very top of its leadership team. Cara Leepson will be stepping down as executive director starting Wednesday, May 11. Leepson leaves the position after five years in the position.

Leepson first worked with Redux in 2009, taking an internship with the company after completing her degree in studio art from Lynchburg College. After the year-long internship, Leepson went to Washington D.C. to get her masters degree and work. In 2017, Redux approached her about taking the executive director position, facilitating her return to Charleston. Leepson worked to reinvigorate Redux and helped develop new exhibitions and programs to emphasize the values of Redux.

“I’m so grateful to have been able to make an impact on Redux through my time as Executive Director and to have been able to connect with so many people within the arts community in Charleston over the past five years,” wrote Leepson in a press release announcing her departure. “My decision to leave Redux was not an easy one, but the position I’m moving on to is another incredible opportunity for me to have a chance to help another organization grow and thrive.”

“Thank you all for your support over the past five years,” concluded Leepson. “It’s truly been an honor to be Executive Director of Redux, a career highlight I will think fondly of for years to come.”

To fill the vacancy, Redux has appointed Maggie Jordan as interim executive director. Jordan is a former Visual Arts Coordinator for the Cultural Arts Department in North Charleston. She’s also worked for the Halsey Institute for Contemporary Art, as well as the Gibbes Museum. Jordan’s tenure will last through the summer, with Redux hoping to announce an official replacement in the position by the beginning of August. The company is currently still accepting applications for the position.

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