The new director of the New Bedford Art Museum is no stranger to Downtown New Bedford. Ashley Occhino earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at UMass Dartmouth and was among the first students to attend classes at the Star Store complex Downtown. Following her education, Occhino worked in museums in Worcester, Framingham and Brockton. She was hired for the Executive Director's post in November of last year. Occhino will join Jim Phillips this week on Townsquare Sunday to discuss her plans for New Bedford's community art museum.

Townsquare Sunday with Jim Phillips can be heard each Sunday at 6 a.m. on WBSM 1420 and WBSM.com. Townsquare Sunday is a weekly public affairs program highlighting non-profits and community organizations in the Greater New Bedford area.

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