New England News
5:52 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

Obama Taps Taylor for Arts Committee

President Obama has appointed Albany, NY native and Berkshires resident Kim Taylor to his committee on the Arts and the Humanities.

President Obama has appointed a cultural figure with deep ties to the Berkshires to his committee on the Arts and Humanities.

Albany native and Berkshires resident Kim Taylor is the newest member of the committee even though she will miss her first assignment; the swearing-in ceremony on Thursday. She and her husband, singer James Taylor, will be attending an event in Boston marking the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s death. Still, she says she is thrilled about the news.

“I’m really grateful for the chance to raise the flag for the arts in any way I can, especially here in the Berkshires, where they are so bountiful and diverse," Taylor said. "They do so much for the fabric of our lives here.”

Taylor is a Trustee of the Boston Symphony and has been with the organization for 30 years.