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  • Amy Ahlert

    Category: Music,

    I've been on the Teaching Artist Roster of ArtsWestchester for 18 years, teaching music and playwriting to a range of age groups and ability levels, including adults living with mental illness. In addition, I work with the elderly in senior centers...

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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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  • Aisha Nailah

    Category: Visual,

    My name is Aisha Nailah, born and raised in Bridgeport, Ct., currently a Reads Artspace member and resident. I hold a bachelor's in art therapy and I'm a certified special education teacher and teaching artist since 2010. I work in mixed media...

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  • Rashaun Allen

    Category: Literary, Voice,

    Rashaun J. Allen is the first Fulbright scholar in SUNY Stony Brook’s MFA in Creative Writing & Literature program history. A Vermont Studio Center and Arts, Letters, and Numbers residency recipient whose three independently published poetry...

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  • Suzanne Altman

    Category: Visual,

    I am a working artist with a studio in Ossining NY where I use oil paint to create mainly still lifes and portraits, with an emphasis on realism and exploration of light and color. I assemble objects in compositions with an idea of creating a...

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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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  • stephanie Berger

    Category: Visual,

    Stephanie Berger have been on the scene, photographing dance, music and live performance for over 30 years as the house photographer in New York City’s cultural homes such as The Brooklyn Academy of Music, Lincoln Center, The Park...

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  • Anita Brown

    Category: Music,

    Anita loves working with students of all levels in a wide array of settings.

    As a result of her passions in music composition and music education, she created original curricula to bring young students through the process of music...

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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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  • Erin Carney

    Category: Visual,

    Erin Carney has a passion for color and uses direct and indirect painting techniques to develop color-driven landscape and abstract paintings. Her work engages with states of being, interior landscapes, land use, and investigations of attention and...

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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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  • 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 Latinx experience, ritual art forms from World cultures, and their ever...

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  • Andrea Elam

    Category: Ballet, Dance,

    As an independent dancer/choreographer/teaching artist, I am deeply invested in making dance a part of the lives of our local residents, especially our underserved and at-risk .  I believe that every person should have the opportunity to view,...

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  • Jessica Fuentes Mead

    Category: Visual,

    Jessica Fuentes is 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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  • 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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  • Rukhshan Haque

    Category: Visual,

    I am a mixed media artist specializing in textiles and fiber arts. My art practice is a form of self-exploration. It serves as a channel of meaningful growth, expansion, and connection. My art pieces are like maps of my memories. They are fragments...

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  • Susan Rowe Harrison

    Category: Visual,

    Susan Rowe Harrison makes drawings and site-specific installations for private, commercial, and alternative settings. She prefers to work in...

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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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  • Frank Ingrasciotta

    Category: Actor, Literary,

    As a produced playwright, published writer and award-winning performer, I create a container of sharing and trust to inspire community building and experiential learning. I also foster a creative atmosphere for my participants, encouraging freedom...

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  • Lance Johnson LJ Art

    Category: Visual,

    ART IS.....LIFE Art has the power to change the world. Art helps us express ourselves freely. Allows us to creatively share our perspectives. Has the power to build bridges culturally, racially and economically. I use my work...

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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,

    I'm a Pre-K Head Teacher at Central Synagogue's May Family Nursery School in New York City. The preschool is play based and follows the educational philosophy of Reggio Emilia. In addition, I teach art to children in Southern Westchester....

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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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  • Ronit Levin Delgado

    Category: Visual,

    Ronit Levin Delgado (born Tel Aviv, Israel), is a multidisciplinary visual artist and a Fulbright scholar, lives and works in NYC. Graduated from MSU, NJ, MFA Studio Art...

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  • Jennifer Levine

    Category: Visual,

    My work with students, as well as my personal artwork is intuitive, spontaneous and free spirited. I create paintings, dolls, murals and objects with bright, bold color mixing images of human figures with shapes,...

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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...

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  • Kristin Holmes Linder

    Category: Visual,

    After many years as a decorative artisan working with designers and architects creating murals and fine finishes in homes and hospitals, my work is now once again focused on exploring fine...

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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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  • 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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  • Donna Miskend

    Category: Literary, Visual,

    My work is nature and literary themed. I've added scientific and botanical illustration to my portfolio to deepen my understanding of individual species. And I integrate nature and the environment into my teaching programs wherever possible. My...

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  • Alice Mizrachi

    Category: Visual,

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  • Richela Fabian Morgan

    Category: Visual,

    I am a mixed media artist and fine crafter specializing in tape, paper, and found objects. I love to create art with familiar, everyday materials.

    I primarily create two types of art: mixed media birds and narrative book sculptures. My...

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  • Taeesha Muhammad

    Category: Visual,

    Taeesha M is a collagist, abstract painter, and arts educator. Her works inspire a dialog about the power of language as it relates to the African in the Americas from all Diasporas. Her art has always explored the...

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  • Joe Mullins

    Category: Visual,

    Currently, I live in the lower Hudson River Valley.  My work includes portraits, cityscapes and landscapes.  I work primarily in watercolor, oil pastels, and pen and ink.  Most of my pastels are studio paintings; the watercolors, pen and inks are...

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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,

    I believe that there is no box to think outside of. Think, imagine, create. I utilize the Workshop Model (Doing instead of being talked at) to its fullest potential. No matter the age or subject matter, my pedagogical lens focuses on creation 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 performances. Broadway experience...

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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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  • 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, Fiber arts, artist critique groups and conduct artist residencies in schools and...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Julienne Ryan

    Category: Actor, Folk/Traditional, Literary,

    I am a Communication Catalyst who engages my audiences in creative ways that promote constructive interactions and conversations. Skilled in the art of using storytelling to engage my audiences in active...

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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. 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 interplay of color,...

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  • Laurel Shute

    Category: Visual,

    My painting and printmaking, and earlier outdoor sculptures, and collaborative artworks all have an animated quality inspired by light and color in natural environments.  Some of the symbolic titles of my works suggest moments of communion...

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  • Peter Siegel

    Category: Visual,

    The Late Great Leon Golub was perhaps my most influential art instructor.  It is because of his genius and humanity as well as excellence as a teacher that I was able to sustain to this day, my art journey which began in earnest as a 1st year...

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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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  • Joe Squillante

    Category: Visual,

    I am committed to the fine art of photography, practicing since 1973.  I've been photographing the Hudson River for over 40 years and have exhibited widely from Manhattan to the Adirondacks.  My mission is to raise awareness of the beauty of...

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  • Karen Ann Sullivan

    Category: Visual,

    KAREN ANN SULLIVAN ~ WILDLIFE & NATURE PHOTOGRAPHER ~ TEACHING ARTIST Karen Ann Sullivan is a Westchester-based Teaching Artist and Photographer specializing in wildlife and other natural subjects....

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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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  • M.C.

    Category: Literary, Music, Visual,

    My paintings and drawings are a poetic evolution and constant exploration of the human experience. Involved in the act of creation, with creativity. I paint and draw each piece as if it were my last. Taking my time to show intricate detail that’ll...

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  • Phylisha Villanueva

    Category: Literary,

    Travel light.

    Using writing as a form of self-care. The next time it might make all the difference. Adversity is inevitable, but so are blessings, so I write to...

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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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  • 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 and multidisciplinary artist who draws on her emotions and the physics of paint and materials to explore her relationship with herself,...

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