Resume

  PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Over 25 years librarian experience with diverse clientele
  • Teaching practice in conducting classes, programs and staff training
  • Ten years supervisory experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

EDUCATION

MLS        Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

MFA        University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

BFA         Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Art teacher (part-time)

Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center

Lansing, Michigan

2011-2017

Studio Art Instructor (part time)

Okemos Nursery School

Okemos, Michigan

2014 – 2016

Studio art instructor (part-time)

Reach Studio Art Center

Lansing, Michigan

2011 – 2015

PRESENTATIONS & INSTRUCTION

2018

Bring Zentangle to Your Library, Michigan Academic Library Association annual conference, East Lansing, MI

Make Simple Books, Create Fun Cards, and Introduction to Collage, All Faith Ministry for disABILITIES, East Lansing Public Library, East Lansing, MI

Make an Art Journal, Mason Library, Mason & Howell Carnegie Library, Howell, MI

Introduction to Zentangle, Meridian Senior Center, Okemos & Houghton Lake Public Library, MI

Make a Simple Journal, Artist Trading Cards, and Good Luck Charms, Senior Discovery Group, Allen Neighborhood Center, Lansing, MI

Make Bags for Helping Women Period and Chromaville, 1-day events for teens and adults, Delta Township District Library, Lansing, MI

Mermaid Artist Trading Cards and Halloween Charms for Kids Day, hosted by Absolute Gallery, Lansing, MI

Coloring Club, convenes monthly, 2016-2018, Delta Township District Library, MI (I am the volunteer coordinator for this adult program)

2017

Finger Knitting Fun, Make a Card Basket, Day of the Dead Greeting Cards and Make a Simple Book classes, Mason Library (CADL), Mason, MI

Jane & Art, presentation, Delta Township Senior Council, Delta Township District Library, Lansing, MI.

Make your own Valentine’s Day Cards, Allen Neighborhood Center, Lansing, MI

But is it Art?, 1 day show of bad art, co-organizer and exhibitor, Keller’s Plaza, Williamston, MI

How to Finger Knit, 1 day at Lansing Mini Maker Faire, Meridian Mall, Okemos, MI

2016

What is Zentangle?, “Arts Night Out,” Arts Council of Greater Lansing, Hosted by Absolute Gallery

Zentangle for Artists, Mt. Clemens Art Association, Mt. Clemens, MI

Introduction to Zentangle, Williamston Area Senior Center, Williamston, MI

Zentangle and Make a Book workshops for Creative Haven, Lansing Art Gallery, MI

Make a Simple Book PopUp, Lansing Art Gallery, Lansing, MI

Crochet Granny Squares, Angel House, Mason, MI

Introduction to ZentangleZentangle in Color, and Zendalas, Holt Community Education, Holt, MI

Teaching Art for 2-5 year olds, academic year, Lansing Community College Early Development Center, Lansing, MI

Make your own Holiday Cards, Allen Neighborhood Center, Lansing, MI

2015

Yarn Bombing PopUp, Lansing Art Gallery, Lansing, MI

What is Zentangle?, Delta Township District Library, Lansing, Allen Neighborhood Center, Mason Public Library and Webberville Library/CADL, Lansing, MI

Finger Knitting Fun, Webberville Library/CADL, Webberville, and Dansville Library/CADL, Dansville, MI

Zentangle for Artists, Mason Area Art Guild, Mason, MI

Artist in Residence, Arts Immersion Weeks, (February) Cavanaugh Elementary, Lansing, MI

After School Art Club, Foster Community Center, Lansing Parks & Recreation, MI

Zentangle demonstration for “Be a Tourist in Your Own Town,” MICA Gallery, MI

Introduction to Zentangle, Holt Community Education, Holt, Northville Art House, Northville, Grove Gallery CoOp, East Lansing, and Prime Time Seniors Program, City of East Lansing, MI

OF SPECIAL NOTE

2018

Minigrant Professional Development Grant, Michigan Council for Cultural Arts & Affairs  (2015 & 2013 too)

ARTpath,  “Follow Your Bliss” yarn bombing outdoor installation at Lansing River Trail, sponsored by Lansing Art Gallery, Lansing, MI

Membership Chair, Women’s Caucus for Art/Michigan Chapter, Ann Arbor (2019 too)

2017

Scholarship to attend Quilt & Surface Design Symposium 2017, Columbus, OH

Helped organize bad art exhibition, But is it Art?, Keller’s Plaza, Williamston, MI

JUROR, Youth Art Show, Delta Township District Library, Lansing, (2015 & 2013 too)

2016

Quilt workshop with Gwen Marston, Madeline Island School of the Arts, La Pointe, WI

Helped organize book arts exhibition, Boundless, at Turner Dodge Mansion, Lansing

Pop Up Art:  Special Edition, Artist and Presenter, Lansing Art Gallery, Lansing, MI

2015

Art in the Sky billboard, Arts Council of Greater Lansing, Lansing, MI  (2013 too)

Published two designs in 500 Tangled Artworks, Beckah Krahula ©2015, Quarry Books

JUROR, 2015 Ingham Art Exhibition, Lansing Art Gallery, Lansing, MI

 2014

“Castaway Yarn,” published in GreenCraft Magazine, Autumn 2014:  p. 82-85

Published three designs in Let’s Tangle! The Art of Zentangle, Kathleen Murray, P. Pauper Press

 2012

Certified Zentangle Teacher training seminar, Zentangle, Providence, RI

Chris Clark Fellowship recipient, Arts Council of Greater Lansing, Lansing, MI

SELECT EXHIBITIONS

2018

Nevertheless She Persisted: Women of Courage, Tenacity and Strength, Koehnline Museum of Art, Des Plaines, IL

GUNS:  Artists Respond, Swords into Plowshares Peace Center & Gallery, Detroit, MI

Recycled Art Market, Right Brain Events, Grand Rapids, MI (2017 & 2012 too)

Healing Through Art, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Lansing, MI

2017

ART SHOW!, solo exhibit, Delta Township District Library, Lansing, MI

Fortuitous Fiber, invited artist, Bookend Gallery, Haslett Library, Haslett, MI

Williamston Pop Up Art and Craft Shows, Peculiar Perspectives Gallery, Williamston, MI

2016

2016 Member Exhibitsolo exhibit, Arts Council of Greater Lansing, Lansing, MI

2015

Sprout, solo exhibition, East Lansing Public Art Gallery, East Lansing, MI

Earth Day Exhibit, invited artist, Ludington Area Center for the Arts, Ludington, MI

2014

A Local Phenomenonsolo exhibition, Michigan Economic Development Corporation

2013

A Local Phenomenon, solo exhibition, Corridor Gallery, Riverview Church, Holt, MI

2012

Maker Faire Detroit, The Henry Ford & MAKE Magazine, Dearborn (2010 & 2011 too) 

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