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  • Amy Ahlert

    Category: Music,

    Amy Ahlert is a professional jazz singer/songwriter.  She has performed on TV and live radio all over Westchester and Connecticut, has worked at jazz clubs, benefits and private functions with her trio and as a duo, and has had the good fortune to...

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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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  • 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...

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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.  I use my talents and craft as an artist (actress, musician, songwriter/singer, puppeteer, storyteller) to...

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  • Clayton Bryant

    Category: Music, Voice,

    I am part of an elite group of 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 Thing,”...

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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 among many different communities.  As an artist, I also embrace my role to introduce new modes of thinking and doing and serving creative people....

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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,...

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  • Barbara Clark

    Category: Actor, Visual,

    Barbara Clark began her career touring with her family’s Magical Lamp Puppet Theater, performing marionette and hand puppet shows.  While studying, she worked at the American Place Theater.  Clark co-founded Shelter West, an Equity Showcase...

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  • Jeffrey Cobelli

    Category: Film, Visual,

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

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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 students 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...

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  • Evelyn Eidelberg

    Category: Visual,

    Ever since I was young, I have been creating folk art and decorative items. I’m especially attracted to colorful African and Latin American styles. For many years I have worked with seniors and school groups to help them create simple, yet...

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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, theater company founder and artistic director.  Using theater and/or...

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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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  • Kathleen E. Gallagher

    Category: Visual,

    I am a 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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  • Susan Rowe Harrison

    Category: Visual,

    Born in Chicago, Susan Rowe Harrison currently lives and works in Dobbs Ferry, NY.  She is a working artist with over 10 years experience facilitating arts workshops for diverse audiences in museums and schools in the...

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  • Pamela Hart

    Category: Literary,

    Pamela Hart is writer-in-residence at the Katonah Museum of Art where she teaches and manages an arts-in-education program called Thinking Through the Arts.  She was awarded a

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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 looks at my images, reads a “story” or anecdote but is also encouraged to make up his or her own tale.  I...

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  • Hillary Hostetler

    Category: Visual,

    I am a contemporary painter and teaching artist, specializing in teaching drawing, painting and mixed media art to seniors and adults. I have an MFA from CUNY Lehman...

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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 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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  • 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 patinated 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 volunteers 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...

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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...

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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 glass to create wearable, sculptural and installation-based projects.  Using traditional metalsmithing techniques...

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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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  • nancy maloy

    Category: Actor, Film, Literary,

    Theater is an art form that speaks to multiple intelligences, making it a dynamic educational tool for all types of learners as well as being a wonderfully expressive medium.  Theater/drama brings together an exploration of both inter- and...

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  • Barry Mason

    Category: Visual,

    Barry Mason-- painter, sculptor, photographer and teacher-- once described himself as a visual composer.  His artistic career spans several decades; he has exhibited his art throughout New York and beyond.  Early in his career, he had a rare...

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  • Mary McFerran

    Category: Visual,

    Mary McFerran is a multimedia artist with a current focus on textiles and stitching.  McFerran has been an artist-teacher dating back to her experience with New York Foundation for the Arts in the 1990's, when she was working with video art....

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  • Angela Messina

    Category: Actor, Literary, Visual,

    Angela Messina is an actor/producer with newscast, acting and commercial experience.  Angela has worked on several television productions including Jimmy Breslin's People (ABC/PBS Emmy Award), Another World and Search for Tomorrow (NBC)....

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  • Donna Mikkelsen

    Category: Visual,

    Donna Mikkelsen is an ambidextrous artist born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. From a very early age, she trained herself to be ambidextrous. Whether it was playing stoop ball, hand ball, writing or carrying groceries, she would always use both hands....

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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 create botanical and natural science illustration.  Inspiration for my other artwork comes from Art...

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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 promote appreciation of cultural diversity and encourage free expression of compositions that enhance 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.  It is my belief that the...

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  • Jill Parry

    Category: Visual,

    I am a visual artist working in mixed media, oils, acrylics and fiber.  I work from my studio in Mamaroneck, NY.  I teach portrait and figure painting classes, conduct artist residencies in schools and community centers, and run after school...

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  • Matteo Pungello

    Category: Film, Visual,

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

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  • Belle Ritter

    Category: Actor, Ballet, Dance, Music,

    Dance education involves a myriad of interrelated factors within the wider scope of national standards and teaching individual students. Theoretical understanding of how dance education can contribute to artistic,...

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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 covers of the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times Sunday Magazines.  He has produced large projects for commercial clients such as The New...

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  • Patricia Runcie

    Category: Actor,

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

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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 years,...

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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: Visual, Visual-Illustration,

    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 a foundation in portraiture.  Ezra's roots stem from drawing and painting live models.  Hair portraits is a...

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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 phenomena.  Along with traditional sculptural...

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  • Joe Squillante

    Category: Visual,

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

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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 happy,...

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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,...

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  • MJ Territo

    Category: Music,

    Performance: MJ Territo is 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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  • Rebeca Tomás

    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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  • 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 locally in The Westchester Review, "Let the Poets Speak" and by the Blue Door...

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  • Debra Whitman Music

    Category: 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...

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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: Visual, Visual-Illustration,

    I began my career as a textile/surface designer.  This training has informed my mind's 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 human...

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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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