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Station North Arts & Entertainment District names new executive director

Elissa Blount Moorhead has been named executive director and chief creative officer of the Station North Arts & Entertainment District.

Blount Moorhead starts on the job Oct. 25. She succeeds Ben Stone, who resigned last spring to take a job in Washington after five years running the nonprofit promotional group for Station North, the state's first designated arts-and-entertainment district.

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"I am beyond excited to be a part of an intentional creative district and to work in a city that holds physical and creative space for so many amazing artists in virtually every discipline," Blount Moorhead said in a statement posted on Station North's website.

She said her priority would be "to cultivate an inclusive platform for the creative community that truly reflects the broad range of work being made in Station North and the diverse communities we serve in our District."

Blount Moorhead's resume includes teaching at Pratt Institute's Graduate School of Art and Cultural Management and Parsons School of Design's graduate program. She was also co-founder and curator of Red Clay Arts in New York.

Blount Moorhead, who moved from Brooklyn, N.Y., to Baltimore in 2014, is on the Curatorial Advisory Council of The Contemporary museum in Baltimore.

She has a bachelor's degree in communications and public affairs from American University and a law degree from Syracuse University.

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