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Faculty at Danforth Art in Framingham MA

Danforth Art School Faculty

Danforth Art faculty consists of part-time teaching artists who are dedicated to the creative process. Click on the instructor’s name to learn more about them.

  1. Angela Ackerman
  2. Laraine Armenti
  3. Lee Ball
  4. Susan Bauer
  5. Lisa Barthelson
  6. Carol Davis Blackwell
  7. Wilber Blair
  8. Cathleen E. Bradley
  9. Helen Marie Chinoire
  10. Molly Curry
  11. Rebecca Davidson
  12. Paula DeSimone
  13. Leigh Faramarzpour
  14. Nan Hass Feldman
  15. Noelle MacMahon Fournier
  16. Michele Francoeur
  17. Erica Frisk
  18. Margaret Gerding
  19. Melanie Gillis
  20. Leslie Graff
  21. Paul Hackett
  22. Alicia Herman
  23. Sally Hinkley
  24. Brittainy Jackson
  25. Meaghan Kacavich
  26. Ron Krouk
  27. Clara Lieu
  28. Tricia Lochiatto
  29. Katie Lee Mansfield
  30. Steve McGrath
  31. Sally Meding
  32. Gina Mudge
  33. Conor Nolan
  34. Susan Parker
  35. Stacey Piwinski
  36. Jill M. Pottle
  37. Carole F. Rabe
  38. Corrine Rhodes
  39. Ron Rosenstock
  40. Nan Rumpf
  41. Michael Scafidi
  42. Ruth Scotch
  43. Zachary Shiff
  44. Tyler Vance
  45. Martha Worthington

Danforth Art Faculty




Angela Ackerman
Angela Ackerman received a B.F.A. in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design and an M.Ed. in Art from Framingham State University. She worked as a product designer at Hallmark Cards in Kansas City, Missouri where she designed cards, gift wrap, books, and related products. Later, she started her own successful design firm which included clients such as The Washington Post, Psychology Today, Avon, The Family Therapy Networker and Random House. Angela’s images have appeared on numerous products, including calendars, mugs, ornaments, sweaters, gift bags, tea pots, music boxes, home decor, baby bedding, stamps, photo albums, fabric, and social expression products. In addition to her Danforth classes, Angela currently teaches Design at the McAuliffe Regional Charter Public School in Framingham, MA.

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Laraine Armenti
Laraine Armenti is a visual artist who works with direct observation in painting, drawing, and collage. Her interest in drawing led to a B.F.A. from Rhode Island School of Design (Etching/Printmaking, ’80) and an M.F.A. from Boston University (Painting, ’13). Laraine has taught at Danforth Art, Framingham, MA and Wheaton College, Norton, MA. She was self-employed in international corporate conference design in the 1990s until 2007. Beginning in high school, she gained skills in illustration, typography, and design while employed in the computer industry. Awards include artist grants and residencies from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Artists Valentine, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Vermont Studio Center, and Beijing Inside Out Art Museum. www.larainearmenti.com.

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Lee Ball
Lee is an oil painter born in Raleigh, North Carolina in 1970. She studied Architecture at North Carolina State University School of Design and received a Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture. She also earned a BFA from Meredith College in Raleigh, NC, concentrating in Painting and Sculpture, followed by a teaching certificate. She taught secondary Visual Art for twelve years, ten of which were at Athens Drive High School. Leeís work has been juried into regional and national shows including the North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh Fine Art Society, Visual Art Exchange, and Cambridge Art Association. Much of her work is inspired by her interest in theatre, museums, and travel. She now lives in Franklin, Massachusetts, but returns to Johnston County often.

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Susan Bauer
Susan Bauer received her B.S. in Art Education from SUNY College at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY and her M.F.A. in Painting from University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA. In addition, she studied drawing and painting at Rhode Island School of Design Continuing Education, Providence, RI. Susan has taught at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Danforth Art Museum \ School and the Attleboro Arts Museum. Susan’s drawings and paintings have been exhibited throughout New England, including Soprafina Gallery, Boston, MA, Galetea Gallery, Boston, MA, Crapo Gallery, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, New Bedford, MA and the Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA.

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Lisa Barthelson
An artist from childhood, Lisa Barthelson currently works in multiple mediums, looking at everything as a potential art making material, welcoming the challenge of transforming and re-composing unexpected objects into art. Barthelson earned a BS in Environmental Design from the University Connecticut and an MLA, Masters in Landscape Architecture from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Barthelsonís work has been exhibited throughout New England and in NY, including Danforth Art and the Fitchburg Art Museum. Recent commissions include site specific wall, Ďclient generated debrisí sculptures for Kronos. Inc. and Worcester State University. Barthelson has been awarded artist-in- residence fellowships at Vermont Studio Center, VT, Playa, OR, and The Kimmel Harding Nelson Arts Center, NE. Barthelson has received awards for her mixed media print work, sculpture and public art, including the Jurorís Gold Award for her site specific installation: Ďwater ringsí, at 2010ís Art in the Park Exhibition in Worcester MA. www.lisabarthelson.com

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Carol Davis Blackwell
A Boston artist, Carol works in several mediums: printmaking, collage, painting, and box assemblage. Her work has been exhibited at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School, First Expressions Gallery, Danforth Art, Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute, Perkin’s Gallery, Brickbottom Studios, Heywood Gallery, Nave Gallery, DeCordova Museum School Gallery, Newton Library, Art 3 Gallery, Clark House Gallery, and at Ste Marie del Pi, in Barcelona, Spain. Her work is in the collection of Massachusetts General Hospital, JCI Communications, Danforth Art, the Elinor M. and Arthur Chovnick Collection, Metrowest Hospital Collection, Arax Corporation, and the Lydenberg Collection. Florida collector Darryl T. Clark owns paintings, boxes, and prints, as does Maine collector Linda Gordon. She is represented by ART 3 Gallery, Manchester, NH, and Clark House Gallery, in Bangor, ME. Most recently, the Boston Athenaeum acquired one of the paintings from her on-going series “Line/Mind,” as well as two other collage paintings. www.cblackwellart.com.

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Wilber Blair
In sharing his varied experiences and passions for the visual arts, Wilber hopes to both encourage and challenge each student on their very individual journeys. After earning a B.F.A. in painting at Boston University in 1974, he continued his studies, earning an M.F.A. in painting from the University of Michigan in 1978. Working in NYC at the Museum of Modern Art retail stores, freelance commercial work, and a career in art and antique restoration are a few of Wilber’s experiences over the years. Painting and teaching are certainly his most rewarding work, though. He has taught at Montserrat College of Art since 2003 and Danforth Art since 2006.

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Cathleen E. Bradley
“CB” is a mixed media artist and former school teacher who is interested in how things fit together. Her creative process requires much physicality - so that by the end of a day she might have sanded, sewn, wired, chopped, painted, scraped, torn and drilled. She is stimulated by symbolism and story-telling, and prides herself in repurposing Ö morphing familiar discarded objects into something new, “upcycled”. CB is represented by the Powers Gallery in Acton, MA, and has exhibited her work in galleries and museums. Her work was recently published in ClothPaperScissors, a mixed media technique magazine, and can also be viewed at studiocb.blogspot.com.

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Helen Marie Chinoire
Helen Marie Choiniere has over twenty years experience teaching students of all ages and abilities. A native of Miami Florida, Helen Marie received her Bachelorís degree in Fine Arts from Florida International University and then moved to the midwest where she completed her Masterís degree in Fine Arts. Upon graduation, she was employed at Northeastern University where she taught as a Professor of Art and Art History for nine years. During this time, Helen Marie became the mother of four wonderful sons, and fell in love with them and with elementary/early childhood education. She began working with students with special needs in the public schools and then started her own arts-based early childhood center in Framingham, which she directed for nine years. Helen Marie is very grateful for the opportunity of collaborating with the Danforth Museum School in creating a dynamic and enriching arts program! Helen Marie also enjoys playing the guitar, singing, swimming and spending time with her amazing husband and sons.

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Molly Curry
Molly Curry received her B.F.A. in painting from Ohio Wesleyan University. She currently teaches art at an elementary school in Chelmsford, MA. Molly enjoys working with children in a variety of mediums from clay, to paint, to charcoal. When Molly is not teaching, she enjoys painting and exploring different museums in Boston where she lives. mscurrysartroom.blogspot.com.

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Rebecca Davidson
Rebecca Davidson is a prolific fine artist from Boston, Massachusetts. Her portfolio includes extensive work in painting, printmaking and drawing as well as installation art and short films. In addition to being a practitioner she is also a teacher. Her educational work includes special projects for the Boston Public Art Commission, Canton Audubon Visual Art Museum, and the I.C.A. Boston. She has been a lecturer at The University of Massachusetts and Mt. Ida College, and has worked in primary school education for the city of Lynn, and for libraries and community centers throughout Boston. Her education includes a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She has been the recipient of many awards including the prestigious Charles Adams Memorial Prize.

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Paula DeSimone
Paula DeSimone, artist, author, and educator is a graduate of Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. Ms. DeSimone has over 30 years of experience in arts education and has taught at such prestigious institutions as RISD - Continuing Education, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Fuller Craft Museum, the Attleboro Arts Museum, and the DeCordova Museum. She is a current member of the Cambridge Art Association as well as the Monotype Guild of New England. Ms. DeSimone has authored numerous instructional texts available worldwide. Her work is held in distinguished hospital and corporate collections, including Children's Hospital - Boston, Newton Wellesley Hospital and U-Mass Memorial, as well as private collections internationally. She is represented by LíAttitude Gallery, Newbury St., Boson, MA, L'Attitude Website.

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Leigh Faramarzpour
Leigh holds an M.F.A. from Massachusetts College of Art and an M.A. from Framingham State College. She has worked as a professional artist, fine artist and teacher for over 35 years. Her professional experience includes work in the commercial art field, directorships, and public and private commissions from portraits to wall murals. Her art work has been exhibited at Danforth Art, DeCordova Museum, Concord Art Association, Jam Gallery on Newbury Street, The Boston Arts Festival, and in numerous exhibitions in Jamaica Plain, Brookline and MetroWest over the past 20 years. She has taught privately, at the Art Institute of Boston, and in the public schools of the MetroWest area in both art and special needs. The creation of original art curriculum and its importance to special needs populations have been of great importance to Leigh over her teaching career.

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Nan Hass Feldman
Nan received her B.F.A. from SUNY at Buffalo and completed an M.A. in painting at Goddard College and an M.F.A. at Vermont College. She has taught at a variety of art institutions including the Worcester Art Museum, the DeCordova Museum, and Danforth Art (which she helped found) as well as Framingham State College. Since 1999 Nan has also taught painting in France, Italy, Greece, Mexico, and has run the Artist Loft on the Oceania Cruise Line. All these trips have become a source of inspiration for her landscapes paintings as well as her love of painting interior spaces too. Nan works in a wide range of mediums such as painting, mixed-media, and encaustics. Over the past forty years she has had over 40 solo exhibitions and has been included in group shows and received numerous awards on the national, state, and local levels. Nanís work is represented in numerous corporate and private collections throughout the United States, England, Mexico, Japan, and France. www.nanhassfeldman.com.

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Noelle MacMahon Fournier
Noelle received a B.A. in Fine Arts from St. Lawrence University and a M.Ed. from Lesley University. In addition to creating programming for adult and childrenís classes, she serves as faculty member and is committed to providing quality, meaningful art making for all ages. She has been on the faculty at the De Cordova Sculpture Park and Museum, the Fitchburg Art Museum, and at the Umbrella Community Art Center in Concord. She was selected as Artist-in-Residence at the Cambridge-Ellis School for a yearlong study of sculpture, and has also designed and presented a series of professional development seminars on sculpture and art education. Noelle has been teaching at Danforth Art since 2012, joined the school staff as the Childrenís Studio Education Manager in the fall of 2014, and currently serves as the Art School Administrator.

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Michele Francoeur
Michele Francoeurís paintings explore the realms of transformative abstraction. Francoeur earned her BFA from Parsonís School of Design, NY in Communication Design. She has recently completed her MFA in Visual Arts at Florida Atlantic University. Her work has been exhibited in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Bisbee, Arizona and Cape Cod, Massachusetts and Boca Raton, Florida. She is presently working as an art educator. Her role and responsibility as an educator is to create a learning center environment in which each student feel safe, have trust, are excited by making and embrace the freedom one needs to experience in the creative process.

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Erica Frisk
Erica Frisk is an artist and educator who is a graduate of Massachusetts College of Art and Design with a Dual Degree in Art History and Photography. She also holds a Master of Arts in Teaching for Art Education from Tufts University. She has taught art classes to children in a variety of institutions including the Museum of Fine Arts, The Maud Morgan Arts Center and Sociedad Latina. She currently teaches Visual Arts at Andover High School in Andover, MA.

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Margaret Gerding
Margaret Gerding is a nationally known landscape painter who received her B.F.A. in printmaking/painting from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. Margaret is represented by a number of galleries, including Arden Gallery in Boston, Galerie SoNo in Connecticut, and Greenhut Galleries in Portland, Maine. Her work is in numerous collections, including LLBEAN Corporation, Fidelity Investments, Suffolk University, Maine Medical Center, and the Weston Hotel. Margaret was included in 100 New England Artists, by E. Ashley Rooney, and has twice painted catalog covers for LLBEAN. She has taught privately/visiting lecturer for over 20 years.

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Melanie Gillis
Melanie Gillis earned a B.F.A. in graphic design from Boston University, completed a Graduate Post Baccalaureate Program in Initial Licensure at Bridgewater State College, and is licensed to teach grades K - 12. During the school year Melanie teaches art at Sharon Middle School. She continues to add to her education, recently taking graduate level courses in Ceramics and 3D Design & Animation, and her latest explorations are into ceramics and textiles. When she isn’t in the studio creating or teaching, Melanie is often off on a photography assignment: www.melaniegillisphotography.com.

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Leslie Graff
Leslie Graff holds Bachelors and Masterís degrees from Brigham Young University. She spends her time working in acrylics and mixed media. Her work has been exhibited in group and solo shows across the country in various museums, universities, and galleries and is held in many personal collections. Her work has been featured in books, magazines, and blogs including a profile on Forbes. Leslie has taught creative arts in California, Utah, Massachusetts, and Virginia and lectures frequently. She is active in humanitarian work and is passionate about building opportunity for others.

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Paul Hackett
Paul Allen Hackett is an artist-teacher living in Massachusetts. He was born in Charlottesville, VA, and raised in Portland, ME. Paul holds a BFA in Glass and MAT in Art Education from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. He has taught drawing, painting, ceramics, glassblowing, and mixed media at a variety of institutions in the Boston and San Diego areas including the Boston Arts Academy, Losina Art Center, USES Childrenís Art Centre, and the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Paul previously served as the Summer Arts Coordinator for Danforth Art and currently teaches with the Winchester Public

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Alicia Herman
Alicia Herman is an artist and museum educator. She earned a certificate in museum education from Tufts University in 2011. Earlier, she received a MSW from Hunter College, CUNY. She works at the Boston Museum of Science and the Umbrella Community Arts Center in Concord, MA, as well as Danforth Art. In the past she has enjoyed working at other museums including Historic New England in Boston, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

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Sally Hinkley
Sally Hinkley received her B.A. in Art from Plymouth State University. She is a writer/illustrator who illustrated a historical fiction picture book for a small Massachusetts press in 2012. She is a member of the Writersí Loft in Sherborn, MA where she serves on the board of directors and she is also a member of the Society of Childrenís Book Writers and Illustrators. Her work has won numerous awards and has been exhibited in many shows including the Rhode Island Watercolor Society, the Cape Cod Art Association, the Franklin Art Association and the Zullo Gallery in Medfield, MA. www.sallyhinkley.com

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Brittainy Jackson
A graduate from University of North Carolina- Greensboro, Brittainy has been teaching art to various grade levels since 2013. Her favorite thing about working with kids is helping them find the artist within each of them, even if that art isn't necessarily visual. When she isn't teaching, she enjoys working with textiles and dancing.

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Meaghan Kacavich
Meaghan Kacavich grew up in Natick, MA and graduated from UMass Dartmouth with a Masterís degree in Art Education. She currently works as a Pre-K teacher, which she finds very rewarding. When she is not playing and learning with children, Meaghan enjoys watching movies, going on mini adventures, and playing hockey. She has a great appreciation for art and culture, and hopes to inspire others to develop the same appreciation through creative and engaging art experiences.

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Ron Krouk
Ron holds an M.F.A. in Printmaking and Painting from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University and a B.A. from Brandeis University where he studied printmaking with Michael Mazur. He has taught at Mass Art and the Museum School and has twice in his life left and then returned to studio art. His prints are mostly still lives and interior spaces and his paintings often include interiors and buildingscapes. As a teacher he is especially interested in art and visual perception and in helping people use what they already know to explore what inspires them at the same time as they learn the basics. www.ronkrouk.com.

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Clara Lieu
Clara Lieu holds a B.F.A in Illustration from RISD and a M.F.A in Sculpture from the New York Academy of Art. She has exhibited her work at the International Print Center New York, the Danforth Museum of Art, the Currier Museum of Art, and the Davis Museum and Cultural Center. Clara has received artist grants from the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation and the Puffin Foundation. Her studio practice uses various techniques of drawing, printmaking, and sculpture as means towards exploring the extremes of human emotion, using the human figure and face as a vehicle for expression. Clara previously wrote Ask the Art Prof, an advice column for visual artists in HuffPost for three years and is currently a Partner at ART PROF, a free, online educational platform for visual arts. She serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Printmaking Department at the Rhode Island School of Design.

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Tricia Lochiatto
Tricia Lochiatto received a Bachelorís degree in Art Education from Johnson State College, in Johnson VT and a Masterís degree in Special Education from Framingham State University. Tricia has worked in art museum schools and ceramic studios in Stowe, Vermont in the past and currently teaches art part time to students with disabilities within her current position as a high school special education teacher. Tricia specializes in working with mixed mediums and specifically loves working with printmaking, ceramics, and 3D art. In her spare time Tricia paints, creates 3D works, and refurbishes furniture.

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Katie Lee Mansfield is an artist and educator in Boston, MA. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University, a Master of Fine Arts at the University of Connecticut and a Master of Fine Arts at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University. Mansfield is a recipient of a Montague Travel grant supporting her project American Archetypal Cowboy Culture in Japan, and research grant for her project Considering Queerness within Rural Recreation: The International Gay Rodeo and recently curated Strength in Number, a four woman show at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She has exhibited work both nationally and internationally. Mansfield teaches at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University and Danforth Art School at Framingham State University.

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Steve McGrath
Steve McGrath is professional freelance photographer and photography teacher who has been creating images for 20 years. Steve first began by shooting sports photography for local high schools, then weddings, and stock agencies. His love of the outdoors has led him to focusing more on nature photography, which is his true passion. Steve was an active member of the Gateway Camera Club for many years, and has won many ribbons and awards at fairs and competitions through the group and on his own. Many of his images have been published in school text books. His favorite places to shoot are Acadia National Park in Maine, the Green Mountains of Vermont, and the Cape Cod National Seashore.

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Sally Meding
London native Sally Meding is an award-winning artist and a signature member of the Southwestern Watercolor Society. She obtained a Ph.D. in Germany and immigrated to USA in 1990, at which time she began her art career. She has a studio in Natick where she creates beautifully layered watercolors that are playful abstractions of everyday objects. Color, shape, texture or design is often the focus of her artwork. She has appeared on HGTV showcasing her art-cards, and is published in Nita Lelandís book, Confident Color (2008), and several Texas magazines. www.sallymeding.com.

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Gina Mudge
Gina Mudge recently received her B.F.A in Art Education from Massachusetts College of Art & Design, and is a licensed art teacher in Massachusetts. She has taught in multiple settings, most recently at a therapeutic high school. In addition to teaching, Gina is a practicing artist, and very passionate about contemporary art and curatorial practice. She has facilitated visitor's experiences at the Bakalar & Paine Galleries, as well as curated numerous student shows at Mass Art.

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Conor Nolan
Conor Nolan is an illustrator based out of Brooklyn, NY. From editorial illustrations for Vice Magazine, comic covers for Dark Horse Comics and Boom! Studio, and promotional material for MTV he has covered a varied range of clients and projects. Nolan's work can be seen on posters, apparel, comics, magazines, newspapers, beer labels, and record covers. In addition to freelance work, Conor teaches drawing classes to children and adults.

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Susan Parker
Susan, with a B.S. in Fine Art from Skidmore College and an M.Ed. from Lesley University, is the former director of the Department of Fine Arts, Medfield Public Schools. She has thirty years experience in curriculum design and teaching art at all levels, with a particular interest in drawing and its role in the development of observation and awareness. She has taught in the graduate program for Art Education at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, and in the Emmanuel College program for pre-service art teachers. From 1996-2008, she was associated with the education department at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, working with visitors in looking at art, and teaching studio classes in connection with special exhibits. She is currently participating in the development of the Critical Thinking and Art forum, a consortium of museums, universities, and school programs in Massachusetts. Susan has been working with Danforth Art in her current role since September 2010.

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Stacey Piwinski
Stacey Piwinksi holds a BFA in Painting from Boston University, an MFA degree in Studio Teaching from Boston University, and an MFA in Visual Arts from Lesley University. She has taught with a number of area art programs and in addition to serving on our faculty, is currently an art teacher at Wellesley Public Schools. Staceyís personal artwork is about material, process, and most recently, about time and the involvement of others. She frequently uses textiles and paint in her work to express the visual representation of the social exchange between the subject and the artist.

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Jill M. Pottle
Jill M. Pottle is an artist from Worcester County and she exhibits her paintings and pastels locally and nationally. In 1977 she graduated from Syracuse University with her B.F.A. and in 1989 she graduated with her M.F.A. from the Museum School in Boston. Jill won two grants from the Somerville Artists lottery and has published in the Artist’s Magazine. Her works have been included in shows at the Fowler Art Gallery, Provincetown Artists’ Association, the East End Gallery in Provincetown, and she has had a one woman show of still life paintings at the Attleboro Art Museum. Her work can also be seen at the Powers Gallery in Acton, L’attitude Gallery, Boston and at the Walside at Fruitlands Museum, where she was artist in residence through November 2011. Jill taught for many years at the DeCordova Museum, and has also taught at RISD and at Mass College of Art and Design. Collections include: Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for the Aged in Roslindale, MA, Sterling Drug Inc., and Fidelity in Boston. You can view more of her work on her web site, www.pottleart.com and on her blog, jillpottle.blogspot.com.

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Carole F. Rabe
Carol Rabe is an oil painter who works from direct observation; her primary interests are interior/exterior spaces and still life. She received her B.F.A. from Hartford Art School and her M.F.A. from Boston University. She was the Visual Arts Program Coordinator, Assistant Professor of Visual Arts, and the Hess Gallery Director at Pine Manor College in Chestnut Hill for over fifteen years. She recently retired to focus on her art career. Her work can be seen at the Powers Gallery, Acton; Munn Fine Arts, Orleans; and Atelier Gallery in Charleston, SC. www.carolerabe.com

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Corinne Rhodes
Corinne Rhodes trained as a professional fine art printer at Tamarind Institute and has worked at several printmaking workshops. Corinne teaches traditional and new, non-toxic lithography and other printmaking techniques at Cherry Press and elsewhere. Prior to opening Cherry Press, Corinne worked at several printmaking workshops including: Robert Blackburnís Printmaking Workshop and the Lower Eastside Printshop in New York City, The West Yorkshire Print Workshop in Mirfield, UK (a non-toxic shop) and at the School of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She worked in these shops in various capacities, including as an artist-member/resident, monitor and provider of technical assistance, collaborative/contract printer for artists, outreach coordinator and teacher. She has exhibited her artwork across the U.S. and in Canada, Mexico and the U.K. Corinne is a recipient of ArtsWorcesterís Material Needs grant program, the British Arts Councilís Professional Development Grant Scheme, Brigit Skiold Memorial Trust and the Lower East Side Printshopís Key Holder Residency Program.

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Ron Rosenstock
Ron Rosenstock retired from Clark University in Worcester, MA in 2000 after teaching photography there for thirty years. He recently published his sixth book of his photographs, and his work has been featured in over 100 exhibitions, both in the U.S. and abroad.

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Nan Rumpf
Nan earned her B.A. from the University of Iowa. She is a watermedia artist, who teaches watercolor, drawing, painting and printmaking in her home studio. Nan has written and illustrated a book on puppetry and stagecraft, and run dramatic arts workshops in schools and libraries for many years. She is a signature member of the New England Watercolor Society and paints in her home studio in Wellesley. www.nanrumpf.com.

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Michael Scafidi
Michael graduated with a Bachelorís Degree in Fine Art Painting/2D Studies from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. He is an elementary art teacher at Douglas Elementary and Primary Schools. Michael believes teaching art is a privilege and a passion and he embraces the opportunity to educate, inspire, and encourage students within the domain of Fine Art. He feels that teaching art allows for the amazing blend of the past and the future, of historical artifacts and new technology, as well as the intangible (imagination) and tangible (art).

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Ruth Scotch
Ruth Scotch received her M.F.A. and B.F.A. at Boston University in painting, and a B.A. in Art History at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. After painting full time for many years, Ruth recently earned her teaching license at Framingham State University. Ruth has taught at Boston University, Kendall Center for the Arts, Montserrat College of Art, and Danforth Art. Ruth has exhibited her paintings throughout New England, and the current focus of her artwork is figures in interiors. Her website is www.ruthscotch.com.

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Zachary Shiff
Zachary teaches visual art, graphic design, printmaking, and painting at Holliston High School. Zachary is also a recent 2014 graduate of Massachusetts College of Art's Master of Teaching and Art Education program (MAT/AE). Before obtaining his graduate degree Zachary received his B.F.A. at Rhode Island School of Design, majoring in illustration. Zachary has presented at the Massachusetts Art Education Association convention and taught at Danforth Art, Mass College of Art and Design, and other private institutions. Among Zachary's many loves are comic illustration, design, and contemporary art.

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Tyler Vance
Tyler Vance received his BFA from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City in 2006, and his MFA from Utah State University in Logan, Utah in 2009. He continued to teach at USU as an adjunct faculty member until 2012 at which time Tyler and his family resettled in Worcester, Massachusetts. He currently teaches drawing, painting, and art history at Assumption College and other institutions in central Massachusetts. He works out of his home studio where he lives with his wife, two kids and one chug.

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Martha Worthington
Martha received a B.F.A. from Rhode Island School of Design and completed the Post Baccalaureate Licensure Program at Framingham State University. She is licensed as an art educator to teach grades K-12. She worked as an illustrator for many years for publications around New England, but her current focus is drawing and painting. She wants her students to tap into their own abilities to think, see, and explore as artists do. She has taught at Danforth Art since 2010.

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