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Mammoth Lakes, CA – Mammoth Lakes Recreation announced this week that it has appointed Catherine Taft to its Board of Directors.  Taft brings a wealth of expertise in the arts, and specializes in modern and contemporary art, experimental film and video, and critical theory.

Catherine Taft

Catherine Taft

Currently the Deputy Director of LAXART, a nonprofit art exhibition space located in Los Angeles, Taft oversees administrative operations and the implementation of the organization’s strategic plan.  Taft also serves as Curator for the organization, where she maintains relationships with artists, curators, museum directors, art historians, critics, foundation officers, collectors, gallerists, and other professionals in the national and international art world.  Taft has also served as Assistant Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, as well as several curatorial and project specialist roles at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles.

Taft is familiar with the winter sports industry and mountain culture.  Originally hailing from Colorado, Taft worked for Vail Resorts after graduating from the University of Colorado.

“I am thrilled to be joining Mammoth Lakes Recreation at this pivotal moment of growth for the organization” said Taft. “It’s a privilege to contribute my experience and knowledge to the community and I’m excited to get to work.”

As stated in its mission, Mammoth Lakes Recreation seeks to deliver cutting edge arts & cultural opportunities and infrastructure to Mammoth Lakes.

“We are very fortunate to have someone with Catherine’s knowledge, experience and passion joining our Board,” says Tom Johnson, Board Chair for Mammoth Lakes Recreation.  “We are looking forward to working with Catherine to help guide us in better supporting our art and cultural partners.”

About Mammoth Lakes Recreation

Formed in 2014, Mammoth Lakes Recreation’s mission is to deliver cutting edge sustainable recreation, mobility, and arts & culture opportunities and infrastructure for the benefit of the community and natural environment of Mammoth Lakes.  We work to fulfill our mission by focusing our efforts in three areas: capital projects, advocacy, and entrepreneurship. For more information, go

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