Cynthia Phillips-Sabla, former professor of art and design at Saint-Mary-of-The-Woods College, has been hired as director of the Community School of the Arts at Indiana State University.
Phillips-Sabla, a Terre Haute native, served as an assistant professor of art and design in the department of text and image at Saint-Mary-of-the-Woods since August 2012 before coming to Indiana State in June.
“The arts is the one area that has always made my heart sing, and I like that this position adds a little diversity to the arts; it’s not just one niche,” she said. “We offer arts, music and theater for every age. For the kids, it’s a new and creative way for them to think about problem solving. With our adult learners, the Community School of the Arts offers classes that take them out of their comfort zone and teach them something new.”
Phillips-Sabla earned a Master of Fine Arts in graphic design from Indiana State in 2012 and a Bachelor of Arts with a fine arts emphasis form Saint Mary-of-The-Woods College in 2009.