January 21, 2009

Mikol takes helm of Racine Arts Council

After 10 years as executive director of the Racine Arts Council, Lorna Hennig has resigned. The new executive director is Jessika Mikol.

Ms. Mikol has been involved in the arts on both coasts of Canada, where she grew up, and in Illinois and Wisconsin. She has a Bachelor's degree from UW-Parkside and a Master's from UW-Milwaukee. She has worked at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design for the last three years and has been on the board of the Racine Arts Council for two years. She has worked with the Main Gallery's summer employment youth program for the past three summers and most recently coordinated the pilot fall after-school program. She has represented and curated exhibits for several local artists.

Hennig has been instrumental in many projects, including SandCastles, Musica Reservata, Quick Draw, art classes at the Racine Youthful Offenders facility and LINK to name a few.


  1. Lorna Hennig has done a lot for the Arts in Racine.

    Thank You for doing so

  2. Lorna has been the "Heart" of the arts in Racine. I would go to Lorna first for any city art idea I would have and her first comment was always "Lets do it". Thanks for everything Lorna! xo

  3. Jami Cummings2/09/2009 12:20 AM

    Lorna has been an instrument in spreading positive creative energy throughout the community. She is an inspiration in so many areas. Great work Lorna!

  4. I continue my mantra: I have big shoes to fill i have big shoes to fill i have big shoes to fill...Lorna gave me some of the best advice i ever received and she left me an amazing legacy to steer...and i love every minute of it.