Larry has been a leader in the Columbia arts scene for years, and we are happy to have him share his wealth of experience with us on the MAC planning committee
He brings unmatched energy and vision. Larry’s involvement with MAC will help us serve even more young people with topnotch education
With over 30 years experience in the nonprofit arts sector, Hembree brings a wealth of knowledge to our team. He was the founder of the Arts Arising program in Camden which still serves 3th-6th grades through professional summer arts programming and has taught theatre in public and private schools through the Midlands. He has directed plays for youth throughout his career and started many groups for young theatre artists. He was on the original Arts In Basic Curriculum Steering Committee.
Hembree most recently served as managing director of Trustus Theatre and was executive director of Nickelodeon Theatre as well as performing arts director for the SC Arts Commission and director of theatre for the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County.
Hembree holds an MFA in directing from the University of Georgia and a BA in English from Clemson University.