Letha Catalina takes the spotlight as Executive Director for TNPS

August 18, 2023

Earlier this month, Letha Catalina took over the reins as executive director of The Next Picture Show Community Arts Center (TNPS).

Bringing her love of the arts and community service, Letha embarks on the upcoming fall and winter seasons coming to the gallery.

Born and raised in Oregon, Illinois, she and her husband, Chris, moved to Dixon two years ago with their two youngest children. Years ago, Letha was starting her photography career. Needing guidance on how to go further with promoting and exhibiting her work, Catalina stopped by TNPS for some advice. A love affair was born, and she has been showing her work for the past four years, often winning awards.

Before starting as TNPS’ executive director, Letha owned the charming shop Chickweed Cottage, on Hennepin St. in Dixon.

TNPS looks forward to seeing what Catalina brings to the table at the art center.

“I really hope to see more murals throughout Dixon and collaborate with local businesses. Our area has a rich history of art, and I hope to spread creativity and beauty throughout the community,” she remarked. “Dixon is a true gem.”

Yes. Yes, it is.

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