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Bryan Kossmann Tapped as New President of Couchfire Collective

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The Couchfire Collective independent arts organization is celebrating their fifth anniversary in 2011 with a transition in leadership. Co-founder and past president Adam Brouillette is handing over the reigns to two-year Couchfire member Bryan Kossmann.

“I am excited to take on this responsibility,” said Kossman. “While the direction of the group may change in the coming months, our core values will remain the same. We look forward to continuing the traditions that we have built as well as taking on some new challenges.”

Over the next few months, Couchfire will be plotting the course of a new direction under Kossmann, which includes the transition of some of the group’s popular annual events to new leadership by other arts groups. Couchfire will continue to develop new collaborative experiences for the arts community in Central Ohio.

Couchfire was founded in 2006 by a group of visual artists who shared a common home at Junctionview Studios in Grandview Heights. The group has developed local arts events including Agora, Independents’ Day, Treasure Swap and many others.

“The Columbus arts community has developed in ways I would have never thought,” said Brouillette. “If Couchfire had anything to do with that, then I am honored to have been part of its growth.”

Brouillette will continue to be closely involved at Couchfire while serving in his new role as Executive Director at Wonderland, where he was appointed last October.

More information can be found online at www.TheCouchfire.org.

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