Eric Tschanz

Eric Tschanz is the president and CEO of Powell Gardens in Kingsville, Missouri. What began for Tschanz as a summer job at Cox Arboretum in Dayton, Ohio, turned into a life-long career in public garden management. After graduating in 1977 with a Master’s degree in Botanic Garden Management, he returned to Cox Arboretum as the horticultural superintendent. In 1982 he accepted the position as the first director of the San Antonio Botanical Gardens. He joined Powell Gardens in 1988, leading the organization through the installation of the Heartland Harvest Garden—the largest edible landscape in the country. Tschanz has been an active member of the American Public Gardens Association since 1985, serving on numerous professional committees and as a board member. In 1997 he became a member of the executive committee, serving as vice president and president. In 2010 he was honored by the American Horticultural Society with the 2010 Professional Award. He served as a Center management panelist in 2009.


Collaborators & Colleagues

Frances Halsband is founding partner of Kliment Halsband Architects, and was the first woman to be elected president of the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

Grants & Grantees

Astral Artists celebrated its 20th-anniversary season with a concert of commissioned works by three noted African-American composers: Alvin Singleton, David Sanford, and Evelyn Simpson-Curenton.

For the sixth program of the “Schmart World” series, AUX Curatorial Fellow Whitney Kimball presents ESP TV: Live Broadcast of Experimental Performance from AUX.

The Arts & Business Council of Greater Philadelphia connects the region’s arts organizations and for-profit businesses.

The concluding performance of Jamillah James’ AUX Curatorial Fellowship includes new dance performances by New York-based choreographer and dancer niv Acosta, and Philadelphia-based choreographer and dancer Jumatatu Poe.

Grants & Grantees

The Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania is widely known for giving artists exhibitions at critical points in their careers.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Cora Mirikitani is the president and CEO of the Center for Cultural Innovation, a California-based knowledge and financial services incubator for individual artists.

In the third and final segment of our three-part conversation with Center Visiting Artist Ain Gordon, he gives us a glimpse of how he has entered into conversations at the Center and proposed alternative possibilities for our approach to our work.

Grants & Grantees

FringeArts hired consultants to develop a major gifts campaign that significantly increased individual giving and the FringeArts festival’s major donor pool.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Lee Rainie is the director of the Pew Research Center’s Internet Project, a nonprofit, non-partisan “fact tank” that studies the social impact of the Internet.

Built in 1836, Laurel Hill was one of the country’s first rural cemeteries. In the 21st century, the cemetery attracts visitors to musical programs, tours, photography programs, and more.

The Philadelphia Inquirer featured the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts’ fundraising campaign for its Pennsylvania’s Top 10 Endangered Artifacts project.