Two-time Olympic medalist Michelle Kwan is among four new board members of the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts.
The state Senate recently confirmed the new appointments, made by Gov. Gina Raimondo. Joining Providence resident Kwan are Kate Blacklock of Providence, Carmen Diaz-Jusino of Providence and LorÃ©n Spears of Charlestown.
Kwan is a five-time world figure skating champion and nine-time U.S. figure skating champion. She retired in 2006 and is a senior adviser for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.
Blacklock is an artist who has taught industrial design at the Rhode Island School of Design since 2002. Diaz-Jusino is the program director for the Center for Women & Enterprise in Providence. Spears is the executive director of Tomaquag Museum in Exeter.