New Direction for the Arts

The Newton Auditorium has a new director ready to take on the challenge of reviving the old auditorium while bringing more cultural arts to Catawba County. "I like to see good art happening, and would love to see it here," new director Ingrid Anna-Lisa Keller said.

Last week, Ingrid Anna-Lisa Keller took the position and has started to bring back the love for the arts.

Keller has lived in Catawba County for the majority of her life and graduated from Maiden High School in 2002 and took several drama, art and music courses upon graduating. She has always had a passion for the arts and did a lot of community theatre at The Green Room and Hickory Community Theatre growing up.

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