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Woodbury resident reappointed to state arts board

Gov. Tim Pawlenty has announced the reappointment of Margaret Rapp of Woodbury to the Minnesota State Arts Board.

Also reappointed June 18 to the arts board were Judson Bemis and Andrew Berryhill.

All are reappointed to a four-year term that expires Jan. 7, 2013.

Rapp worked as a high school history teacher at the St. Paul Academy and Summit School for nine years. She served as production manager and national sales manager for Claret by Shelley Holl, a jewelry company, from 1990 to 1991. She was the national marketing coordinator and national sales manager for M.E. Design, Inc., a producer of fashion jewelry and accessories, from 1986 to 1989. She holds a masters of education degree in social studies education from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and a bachelor of arts degree in economics from Carleton College in Northfield.

The Minnesota State Arts Board attempts to enrich the quality of life in Minnesota by making the arts accessible to all citizens, nurturing creative activities, encouraging the development of innovative forms of artistic expression and preserving the State's diverse artistic heritage. The board provides grants and services to individual artists, arts organizations, schools, colleges and universities, communities and other organizations that sponsor arts activities. It is made up of 11 members appointed by the governor.