Editors note: This is an ongoing Q&A profile series on those who serve on the Board of Trustees for the Goddard Center.

Janice Tindale is currently the President of the Board of Trustees for the Goddard Center. She has served on the board for nine years. 

Q: What made you decide to join the Goddard Center’s board?  

I actively participated in the Goddard Center’s Hosting Committee and Advisory Board for many years before being asked to be on the Primary Board. I wholeheartedly believe in the Goddard Center’s mission, so I was honored to move to the Primary Board. 

Q: What has been your favorite exhibit, activity or performance to-date at the Goddard Center and why?

We have had so many great exhibits (it is hard to pick just one!), but, if I had to pick, it would be the 2008 exhibit of granite sculpture by Jesus Moroles. He was a high profile artist with work in the Smithsonian and museums all over the world.  The best part was that during the exhibit, Moroles was awarded the National Medal of the Arts at the White House by President George W. Bush. We had chosen someone who was recognized for the highest artist award in the nation. After that first show, we were able to add Jesus to our teaching roster. As a result, Southern Oklahoma was endowed with many student-created granite sculptures paid for by scholarships. These sculptures can be seen today in our community’s school and parks.

My favorite performance was the Illeen Ivers Christmas performance. The CD I bought of her is still my favorite to listen to during the Christmas season.

I participated in many classes in the Goddard Studios and enjoyed them all. An evening class at the Goddard is a great way to end the day with creativity and camaraderie.  I love them!

I also have enjoyed numerous performances by Ardmore Little Theatre who shares the building with us.

Q: What made you decide to join the Goddard Center’s board?  

I have learned that the Goddard Center in its 46th year has provided a ‘quality of life’ factor for our community through events in and outside of our building. I learned that the Goddard has shared the arts through our outreach programming to many area schools and groups who are not our traditional patrons. I know that the arts enrich our lives and create meaningful experiences and memories.