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New Executive Director Selected For Lotus Foundation

Tamara Loewenthal in Her New Office

Executive Director Tamara Loewenthal Sitting in Her New Office (Sean Hogan/WFIU)

Tamara Loewenthal is the new Executive Director of the Lotus Arts and Education Foundation.

She was appointed Wednesday by the Lotus board of directors.

Loewenthal was a folk-dancer who performed at Lotus events, but after hip and knee issues, she began devoting more time to Lotus.

She served Lotus first as a volunteer coordinator and transitioned to working full time last year as the Director of Facility and Volunteer Services.

“I wanted to do more at Lotus because if there’s anywhere to put my time if I can’t perform as much it was with Lotus,” she says. 

Loewenthal says she plans to make incremental changes to the organization, which includes a dancing stage at its festivals and reaching out to a younger demographic.

“We want to see if we can create a Lotus club on campus," says Loewenthal. "Amazingly enough we haven’t had a support club at IU.”

The Lotus Arts and Education Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that celebrates cultural diversity by hosting some of the biggest music and arts festivals in Indiana.

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