Frederick Arts Council Adds Two New Board Members

Frederick Arts Council Adds Two New Board Members

 Artists Ted Robinson and Lusmerlin Lantigua have been elected board members of the organization dedicated to advancing the arts in Frederick County.

Frederick, MD – The Frederick Arts Council announces that local artists Ted Robinson and Lusmerlin Lantigua have been elected to its board of directors, dedicated to advancing and investing in a vibrant and cohesive arts community for Frederick County.

Ted Robinson is a Freelance Photographer with a passion for the art of digital photography and the beauty that it captures. Robinson is the founder and owner of Monocacy River Photography an online gallery of true-to-life prints which include many familiar and iconic images from Frederick County as well as our nations’ Capitol, the battlefields of Antietam and Gettysburg, The Valley of Fire of California, Red Rock Canyon and others. Ted Robinson is also an Emergency Manager at FEMA, National Preparedness Directorate, National Exercise Division.

Originally from the Dominican Republic, Lusmerlin Lantigua is chemical engineer and project manager at Lehigh Hanson, artist, and writer. She approaches color and linework in an intuitive fashion in multiple media (pastel, oil, acrylic, mural-installations). Commissioned work includes book covers, private and public murals, and artwork across different media. Lusmerlin Lantigua’s community involvement includes leading the artistic direction of Black Lives Mural, pro-bono art classes for underserved children, and motivational talks at community colleges and non-profit events.

“Both of these community leaders will bring a lot of expertise to our board,” said John Bekier, President of the Frederick Arts Council. “We are very lucky to be benefiting from their expertise and enthusiasm.”

About the Frederick Arts Council

The Frederick Arts Council invests in a vibrant and cohesive arts community for the people of Frederick County. The organization fosters an environment where the arts flourish in the community through grants and scholarships, arts advocacy, and links to essential resources. FAC is responsible for large-scale programming such as the FAC Arts Center at 5 East Second St, Sky Stage,  Frederick Festival of the Arts, Art in the Park, and Frederick County’s Arts in Education grants. For more information about the Frederick Arts Council, visit