Ron Jewell, who has directed the Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center for about 16 years, was surprised with a going-away reception last week by friends and colleagues in Bartlett. They wished him well in his new position as an executive with the Orpheum Theatre. He will oversee operations for the Centre for Performing Arts and Education, slated to open in August in Memphis. ABOVE: Jewell accepts a handshake and a key to the city from Bartlett mayor Keith McDonald. Photo by John Collins.