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  • Amy Ahlert

    Category: Music,

    Amy Ahlert is a professional jazz singer/songwriter who has performed on TV and radio live all over Westchester county. Ahlert studied musical theater and drama at the American Academy of Drama. She instructs every age group and developmental level...

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  • Eric ZORK Alan

    Category: Literary, Visual,

    Zork is the author of two books in national distribution: "Stolen Snapshots: I am NOT a poet."  Zork is probably best known for standing on chairs.   It just so happens that when upon a chair he belches out PopTart, Pez, and Push...

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  • Judy Aronow

    Category: Visual,

    I taught Junior High School and High School in Brooklyn, N.Y. (licensed by N.Y.S.) When I moved to Westchester I volunteered to teach various projects in the Scarsdale school system. I taught Origami in the after school programs. I studied at the NY...

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  • Rae Ballard

    Category: Dance,

    Rae Ballard is a choreographer. She trains modern dancers in her company, while also teaching movement to children and adults throughout...

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  • Cindy Beer-Fouhy

    Category: Literary,

    Throughout my life, writing and teaching writing have been my passions and my talents. There is no other work I do that feels as natural and fulfilling to me than teaching writing to children, teens and senior adults. My goal is to help people...

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  • Denise Bessette

    Category: Actor,

    I teach acting with a passion and work with ages ranging from 8 to 95. I bring a wealth of experience as a professional actress and producer and my years of teaching. It is my firm belief that acting is  a healing art for everyone. To that end, I...

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  • Flor Bromley

    Category: Actor, Folk/Traditional, Music,

    I believe there is no better environment in which to teach while entertaining than theater and music.  It is what I have devoted my life to. As an artist (actress, musician, songwriter/singer, puppeteer, storyteller), I am an advocate for using my...

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  • Clayton Bryant

    Category: Music, Voice,

    I am part of an elite group Solo/Background/Session Vocalists in the music industry --. To date,  I have lent my 6-­‐octave range to recordings for Grammy Winner Kanye West’s “The Life Of Pablo", Ashford & Simpson’s “The Real...

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  • Cornell " LORD JUDAH "Carelock

    Category: Film, Music, Music-Pop, Visual, Voice,

    As A Teaching Artist I Always seek to Create a lively exchange of ideas between many different communities . As an Artist I also embrace my role to Introduce New modes of Thinking and Doing and Serving Creative people. I...

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  • Diane Cherr

    Category: Visual,

    My work is rich with color, design and narrative. My pieces are unique, whether painting in gouache, creating collages, mixed media, drawing or printmaking. I pay homage to women’s empowerment, Eastern philosophy, mythology, Jewish heritage...

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  • Barbara Clark

    Category: Actor, Visual,

    Barbara has created theatre and puppetry programs in school and community settings throughtout New York City and Westchester for over twenty years. Her programs have been presented at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Cloisters Museum, Lincoln...

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  • Jeffrey Cobelli

    Category: Film, Visual,

    Jeffrey Cobelli is a passionate film and video production professional whose knowledge is spread over in producing, writing, directing, filming and editing in projects both large and small. “It has been my understanding that no matter what you are...

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  • Miguel Cossio

    Category: Visual,

    Born in Mexico and based in New York, an avid traveler and lore researcher, Miguel Cossio is a visual artist and writer/director of performance pieces. His interest is the North and Latin American experience, ritual art forms from World cultures,...

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  • Addie Diaz

    Category: Actor, Dance,

    Teaching Kids and Adults Latin, Hip-Hop and Party dances has been an enjoyable and rewarding experience.  Steps are broken down to provide good basic dance skills.  I do like to emphasize the fun in dancing.  While the student are taught dance...

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  • Stephen Dydo

    Category: Music,

    Stephen Dydo is a composer, guitarist, and master of the Chinese qin. He teaches those instruments, as well as violin, banjo, and ukulele in schools in Westchester and Manhattan. Stephen has written for virtually all musical media. His compositions...

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  • Evelyn Eidelberg

    Category: Visual,

    Evelyn Eidelberg began her career as an NYC Home and Careers Sewing Shop teacher. She then worked as a designer in Manhattan’s Garment Industry and has taught in schools, senior centers, museums and art camps. Her specialty is doll making. Her...

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  • Rick Falco

    Category: Visual,

    Richard Falco is a photographer. His photographs have appeared in major publications such as Newsweek and Time. Falco has over 20 years of teaching experience. He has taught and lectured at a number of schools and colleges. His courses help students...

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  • Donna A. Faranda

    Category: Visual,

    I have a very unique approach to making art. I use a traditional pointilist technique, in a computer paint program, which allows me to create a visually textured environment in which compositions are reduced to their essence. Primarily concerned...

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  • Lindsey Francis

    Category: Visual,

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  • Marcus Franklin

    Category: Actor, Dance,

    Furthering my career as a teaching artist is something every great teacher I’ve had has made me promise. It’s apart of the cyclical life of being an artist – once you reach a certain point, it is your obligation to not only push the...

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  • Jessica Fuentes Mead

    Category: Visual,

    Jessica Fuentes is a...

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  • Nina Gabriele-Cuva

    Category: Actor, Literary,

    The arts can change the life of any student!  I love what I do and learn as much from students as I hope to teach them.  I am a professional, actor, director, published author, theatre company founder and artistic director. Using theatre and or...

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  • Kathleen E. Gallagher

    Category: Visual,

    I am printmaker and watercolor artist born in New York City and residing in Pelham NY. My work has been exhibited nationally and my prints are in museum and corporate collections. I am listed in "Who's Who in American Art," and I was given a...

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  • Kate Gallagher

    Category: Literary,

    Kate Gallagher is the author of numerous publications including work done in The Westchester Review and The Sun.     She has also contributed works of poetry in One Word/Many Voices: a Bilingual Poetry Anthology and...

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  • Sarah Glickman

    Category: Illustration, Literary, Visual,

    I am an artist who wears many hats! I am a fine artist working with mixed media, a muralist, a children's book illustrator and an art teacher. All of my art interests relate to each other and help me grow as an artist and become a stronger art...

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  • Susan Rowe Harrison

    Category: Visual,

    Susan Rowe Harrison is a working artist with over 10 years experience facilitating arts workshops for diverse audiences in museums and schools in the US, Canada, and England such as the Whitney Museum, DIA Chelsea,...

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  • Amalia Hoffman

    Category: Literary, Visual,

    As an artist and a writer, I am interested in interweaving visual images and words in creating a narrative experience. The viewer who looks at my images, reads a “story” or anecdote but is also encouraged to make up his or hers own tale.

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  • Hillary Hostetler

    Category: Visual,

    As a teaching artist, I enjoy and have experience teaching visual arts to students of all ages. I specialize in teaching Senior Citizens painting in mixed media, crafts, watercolor and acrylic . I also teach children's painting , drawing, and...

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  • Frank Ingrasciotta

    Category: Actor, Literary,

    I use my own experiences as a produced playwright, published writer and award-winning performer to create a container of trust and sharing for community building.  I also provide a creative atmosphere for my participants encouraging a freedom to...

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  • Erica Itzkowitz

    Category: Actor, Dance,

    Erica Itzkowitz is a dancer/actor/choreographer. She uses an organic developmental approach to teach creative movement, yoga, modern dance and Playback Theater techniques to children and adults. Her work allows students to explore their own...

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  • Damon Jackson

    Category: Music,

    Damon A. Jackson is a Remo HealthRHYTHMS trained facilitator, and a member of the Drum Circle Facilitators Guild. He introduces new musical experiences through rhythm based events at youth summer camps, school-based programs, and to senior...

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  • Paul Jeffries

    Category: Visual,

    My philosophy of art and method of creation can be summed up in six words:  hand-wrought, not under the influence. I hammer bronze and steel to form sculpture.  The surface may be patinaed or painted.  Because the work is welded and not cast,...

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  • Marion Jones Archer

    Category: Actor, Dance,

    Marion Jones Archer is an African dancer. She is the founder of the Revelators Dance Troupe and volunteered her time teaching various dance forms from other countries and cultures to students. She is currently working with Cecil Parker Elementary...

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  • Dara Kane

    Category: Visual,

    Presently, I am a Co-Head Teacher at Central Synagogue's May Family Nursery School in New York City. The preschool is play based, and follows an emergent curriculum. Since 2008 I have been teaching art classes in the Westchester area to children. I...

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  • Elyse Knobloch

    Category: Music,

    Flutist: Free-lance, soloist, chamber musician, orchestra and band Teaching: Private Flute Instructor, Teaching Artist affiliated with the Bronx Arts Ensemble, NYS Certified Music Teacher Instrument Specialty: c flute, alto flute, piccolo Instrument...

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  • Ann Ladd

    Category: Visual,

    Ann Ladd  has been a professional muralist and surface painter for the past 20 years. She recently volunteered her art teaching skills to several hundred Thai orphans in Bang Sak, Thailand. She has painted murals at the Thayer Hotel at West Point,...

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  • David Licata

    Category: Visual,

    I am interested in connections and the human desire to form these bonds.  For the past twelve years I have focused on working with the material of glass to create wearable, sculptural and installation based projects.   Using traditional...

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  • Kendra Mace Clark

    Category: Dance, Dance-Jazz, Dance-Modern,

    I feel most alive when in motion. When I move, I transcend to a deeply intuitive place. The act of dancing is physical research; a meditative state of letting go of assumptions of what is and isn’t possible. Rigorous improvisation allows me to...

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  • Barry Mason

    Category: Visual,

    Barry Mason; a painter, sculptor,  photographer, and teacher. Mason once described himself as a visual composer. His artistic career spanning several decades exhibiting his art throughout New York and beyond. Early in his career getting a rare...

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  • Mary McFerran

    Category: Visual,

    Mary McFerran is a multi media artists with a current focus in textiles and stitching. She has worked with students of all ages and loves to assist others to find their own joy through creativity. Her teaching approach is hands on. She has worked...

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  • Angela Messina

    Category: Actor, Literary, Visual,

    Angela Messina is an actor/producer with a BA in Communications and an MS in Education. Messina combines performing with curriculum through a variety of activities including Story Theater, improvisation, acting and scriptwriting. She has worked in...

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  • Ron Mineo

    Category: Visual,

    I was initially trained by my father, a Sicilian artist and Renaissance man, who had me pouring bronze when I was fifteen.  I spent many years working at the studio/school he founded in Manhattan.  Having access to the world's finest museums and...

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  • Donna Miskend

    Category: Literary, Visual,

    Nature influences my art spiritually, in the colors and organic qualities that appear as both the main subject and as decorative elements. I also feel a strong connection to animals and they take center stage in much of my children’s...

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  • Joe Mullins

    Category: Visual,

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  • Suzi Myers Tipa

    Category: Actor, Dance,

    A native New Yorker, Suzi is passionate about sharing her love of dance with members of the community. Specializing in international dance styles, Suzi's programs can be tailored to any curriculum to satisfy arts integration requirements and...

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  • Stuart Nager

    Category: Actor, Literary,

    What's wonderful is that I get to live a creative life: I am a Professional Performance Storyteller, Director, Improvisation Actor, and a Published Author. I have over fifteen years as a Teaching Artist across the Tri-State area (and beyond) in...

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  • Ronnie Negro

    Category: Music,

    Ronnie Negro has been a performing drummer since 1988 and an educator since 1991. Seen primarily with his longtime band Powderfinger, Ronnie is also a first-call freelancer for live and studio drumming and has performed with well over 50...

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  • Kazi Oliver

    Category: Dance, Music,

    Drumming is a fun way to strengthen concentration, heighten clarity, and sharpen listening, memory and social skills.  Drumming also relieves tension and builds stamina. Spiritually, African drumming is a catalyst for personal power and creative...

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  • Wilmer Orellana

    Category: Visual,

    WIlmer Orellana is a visual artist. He uses painting, drawing and sculpture to create cultural diversity and promote free expression of compositions oriented towards social and educational...

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  • PEDRO NEL OSPINA

    Category: Visual,

    As an artist, I attempt to dispel the myth that creation belongs solely to artists. My main objective is to get all people to explore their creativity and appreciate the varied talents that exist within each community. My work within communities has...

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  • Jill Parry

    Category: Visual,

    Jill Parry is a contemporary figurative painter and fiber artist based in Westchester, New York. She was born in Wales and studied art and design at Birmingham College of Art in the United Kingdom. Jill teaches portrait and figure painting at the...

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  • Matteo Pungello

    Category: Film, Visual,

    Matteo Pungello is a filmmaker/video artist. His eagerness to teach others of his skills and patience, have made him a favorable candidate for working with a variety of people- from troubled youth to adults with developmental disabilities and senior...

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  • Belle Ritter

    Category: Actor, Ballet, Dance, Music,

    I am thankful to be among individuals who can whole-heartedly say, "I love what I do!" As a performing/teaching artist of numerous years, I take pride in developing programs suitable to a myriad of clients of diverse cultural, social and economic...

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  • John Rizzo

    Category: Visual,

    John Rizzo's photography has been featured numerous times on the cover of Newsweek, as well as on the cover of the Washington Post Sunday Magazine and the Los Angeles Times Sunday...

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  • Dene Ross

    Category: Visual,

    My interest in papermaking began in the mid-1970's, when I realized that books were printed on paper that would not last a century.  As a photographer and printmaker, paper was the foundation for my work, and I sought a more permanent material....

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  • Patricia Runcie

    Category: Actor,

    Patricia Runcie has been directing, acting and teaching theatre since graduating cum laude from Boston College and moving to NYC in 2001.  Recent directing credits include the thriller ‘Cliffhanger’, the heartwarming 'Steel Magnolias' and 'Dog...

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  • Linda Russell

    Category: Actor, Folk/Traditional, Music,

    I bring history to life through music.   Through the songs and stories of the past I take my audiences on a journey through the joys and sorrows of our forefathers, so that we might better understand what it means to be an American.  For 16...

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  • Julienne Ryan

    Category: Actor, Literary,

    I am Julienne Ryan with J. Ryan Partners - Be engaged at work, a story teller and  story connector.  I help people tell and share their best stories so they can improve how they communicate,...

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  • Jeffrey Schrier

    Category: Visual,

    I am a visual artist  producing assemblage, sculpture, painting and drawing for my studio, foundry and edition works. I want my art to trigger observers and participants to think about environmental, social, historical and aesthetic issues while...

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  • Terry Kessler Schwarz

    Category: Illustration, Visual,

    I am constantly in awe of nature, and its ever changing scenery.  Over the last few years, I have been inspired to photograph and paint the landscape elements of sky, water and land as observed during the various seasons and times of the day.  The...

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  • Ezra Silverman

    Category: Visual,

    Ezra Silverman is a visual artist with a focus on sculpture. He is trained in traditional sculpture, mold-making, welding, and has foundation in portraiture. Ezra's roots stem from drawing and painting live models. "Hair portraits" is a series of...

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  • Lin Snider

    Category: Actor, Music,

    LIN SNIDER is a professional singer/actress/director/musical director/teacher who has performed in cabaret, TV, film, and primarily on stage in regional theaters, Off-Broadway and in the National Tour of Anything Goes with Mitzi Gaynor.  She has...

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  • Tova Snyder

    Category: Visual,

    Tova graduated from Yale University and then received a Master's of Fine Arts from Temple University, Tyler School of Art.  She did a year's study in Rome, Italy.  Upon graduation, Tova taught art at the American International School in Israel and...

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  • Christopher Spinozzi

    Category: Visual,

    My current body of work focuses on the encroachment of humankind on the natural environment. Through installation and individual objects it is my intent to monumentalize and bring awareness to this phenomenon. Along with traditional sculptural...

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  • Joe Squillante

    Category: Visual,

    I am committed to the fine art of photography and have been practicing since 1973. My subject of specialty is the Hudson River and have exhibited widely throughout the Valley. I've been photographing the Hudson River for 35 years. My mission is to...

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  • Karen Ann Sullivan

    Category: Visual,

    KAREN ANN SULLIVAN  ~  WILDLIFE & NATURE PHOTOGRAPHER Since my childhood I have had an affinity for animals and natural settings. When I am surrounded by nature, or able to observe wonderful creatures, my soul is...

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  • David Surface

    Category: Literary,

    “When you write, you want what you write to be real.  You want your readers to experience the things you’re writing about. You do this by paying attention to the world outside of yourself and the world inside of yourself, and...

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  • MJ Territo

    Category: Music,

    Performance: MJ Territo the founder of  the Ladies Day Jazz Ensemble, a group of women musicians dedicated to discovering and performing the compositions of classic and contemporary jazz women. With...

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  • Rebecca Thomas

    Category: Dance,

    ARTIST STATEMENT: As a bi-cultural Flamenco artist, I strive to find a balance between tradition and innovation. My goal is to remain faithful to the essence of Flamenco while asserting my creative voice and incorporating...

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  • Matt Turk

    Category: Music,

    Matt Turk is a seasoned recording artist, multi-instrumentalist, eternal idealist, and peace-loving realist. He is a veteran performer who has engaged audiences around the world, both as a hard-rocking bandleader and an acoustic folk troubadour.  ...

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  • Susana Valera-Pukit

    Category: Visual,

    I love teaching art to elementary school children because they have a playful and inventive mind. They instinctively know how to be creative, and can easily engaged in art making processes. They are open to play, investigate, experiment, and learn...

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  • Ann van Buren

    Category: Literary,

    Ann van Buren is a Hudson Valley based poet, writer and educator who integrates nature, science and sensorial perception with language. Her poems have been published in "Let the Poets Speak" and by the Blue Door Gallery. Her piece, "Snow Day", can...

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  • Debra Whitman Music

    Category: Actor, Music,

    Hi-I’m Debra Whitman, a professional musician, teacher and author. I have created an exciting music appreciation program that is currently being taught throughout Westchester County. Because of this unique music program, I have recently earned the...

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  • Kathleen Yacoe Skura

    Category: Visual,

    I am currently working on a series of paintings, which interpret and abstract textures, colors and patterns found in nature. The inspiration for these works are photos taken while on hikes or traveling to various parts of the...

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  • Deborah Yasinsky

    Category: Illustration, Visual,

    I began my career as a textile/surface designer. This training has informed my minds eye. I see the world at times through the lens of pattern and extreme focus. My work focuses on textures, patterns and scenes found in the natural and man made...

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  • Vicky Youngman

    Category: Visual,

    I strive to create ceramic work that sings with delight because it is happy to be alive.  Anthropomorphism aside, I am please when people comment that I make ‘happy pieces’ that have a ‘healing’ quality to them. My artistic vision can...

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  • Lana Yu

    Category: Literary, Visual,

    Art is a way to understand ourselves and the world we live in more deeply. Lana Yu is a mixed-media painter who draws on her emotions and the physics of paint and materials to explore her relationship with herself, others and her environment....

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