Linda Ashton

Secretary

Henry Kesler


Hank loves being a part of the community and believes that individual participation in local government is important and sees art as a vehicle to finding common ground one with another. Hank and his family moved to Holladay in 1977 because they wanted to be closer to ski resorts. 

Hank has worked in real estate finance, sales, and appraisal, and is passionate about photography.

Lisa O'Bryan
Vice Chair


Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Lisa has lived in the Holladay area since 1994. She graduated from Granite High School and attended the University of Utah before becoming a co-owner and operator of several restaurants in Salt Lake City. She has also worked as Director of Sales and Marketing for hotel corporations.

She currently owns and operates a full-service real estate brokerage “Salt Lake City Realty” while raising her family, in the Holladay area she loves so much. 

Lisa has served on numerous boards and committees throughout her life. Actively involved with the Salt Lake Board of Realtors, Granite School District, and her community.


Although not an artist, Lisa enjoys all aspect of the arts, music, dance, theater, and visual arts. Lisa's philosophy is that volunteering makes a difference in individual lives and in the community as a whole.

When Lisa is not working you will find her with her husband and their two children camping, boating and enjoying Utah’s great outdoors.

Serene Kergaye
Youth/School Coordinator and Artist collective 


Serene's love for art really blossomed when she took a class from Mr. Fackrell at Cottonwood High School. She loves watercolor for its unpredictable nature and likes to say that, "Some call that talent but I call it a happy accident." Life is like that too and she tries to apply the same techniques that she does in art to living life itself.

Holladay Arts Council is committed to providing access to the arts for all residents of Holladay and the surrounding area.  We use ongoing evaluation of events and systematic feedback from participants, which we use as we plan and organize future events. We strive to offer all of our events for free or at a reasonable price to make them available to everyone.

About Us

Audrey Kenyon

Interim Executive Director


Audrey Kenyon has been a member of the Holladay Arts Council since 2012. She has served as the Grant Writer securing funding for several grants. She wrote the grant for OnStage/Utah in 2013 which enabled Repertory Dance Theater of Utah to provide dance workshops for students at Olympus High School of the Performing Arts and then a performance of the Dance Company with the students. She was instrumental in procuring the funding and the cooperation of the City enabling the Holladay Arts Council to hire a part-time Arts Coordinator. Presently, she serves as Interim Chairman of the Council.

In 2010, Audrey moved from Florida to be closer to 
family. She is a retired public school teacher, having taught for 28 years in four states – New York, Utah, Maryland and Florida. She has loved the arts all her life. In retirement she has taken courses in painting and traveled to see many art galleries in the U.S. and in Europe. When she travels she takes many photos and when she returns she relives her travels by painting what she saw.

She has taken great pleasure in watching awareness of the arts and participation in the activities of the Holladay Arts Council grow and be a strong influence in our City.

Our Board

Steve Gunn
Board Development


Steve Gunn has resided in Holladay with his wife, Ginger, since 1993.  Steve grew up in East Millcreek and attended Olympus High School and then the University of Utah.  He practiced law in Salt Lake City until his retirement in August 2011. During thirty-six of his thirty-eight years of practice, he worked for Ray Quinney & Nebeker. From 1989 to 1999 he served as a part-time instructor at the BYU Law School.  He has also served on the Alumni and the Emeritus Alumni Boards of the University of Utah. 


Kathy Murphy
Treasurer


Kathy joined the Arts Council to help promote art in our community, to become a voice “within a choir” for the arts. She believes that it’s our calling to promote arts awareness and advocate its value. The essence of art is how we become ourselves.  It has nothing to do with skill.  It’s the true nature of experimentation without boundaries – trying out something and not worrying about being right or wrong. Kathy is a grandmother to her amazing 4 yr old granddaughter Andrea Sophia, and is also a Potter, and Master Gardener.  She has lived and worked many years in both northern and southern California as well as Tucson, AZ. Kathy lives in Holladay with her husband Larry and three of her best friends-- dogs Molly, Madde and Sam.