Resume

 

  PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Twenty 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

WORK EXPERIENCE

Davenport University

Lansing, Michigan

2016 –

  • Research and Instruction Librarian (part-time)

 Okemos Nursery School

Okemos, Michigan

2014 – 2016

  • Studio art instructor (part-time)

 Reach Studio Art Center

Lansing, Michigan

2011 – 2015

  • Teach “Creative Tots” classes and summer art camp sessions (part-time)
  • Volunteer of the Year 2012

Library Director

Burrage Library, Olivet College

Olivet, Michigan

2007-2010

  • Supervised three full-time and one part-time library assistants
  • Instructed others in library research and presented programs for students and community
  • Managed daily operations including budget, staff development and public services

 Branch Manager

Summit Branch, Jackson District Library

Jackson, Michigan

2006-2007

  • Supervised four part-time staff along with substitute staff
  • Generated programming for youth and adults

 

EDUCATION

MLS         Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

MFA        University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

BFA          Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

 

PRESENTATIONS & CLASSES

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 session 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

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

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

Crochet  a Granny Square, Angel House, Mason, MI

Introduction to Zentangle, Zentangle in Color, and Zentangle Zendalas, Holt Community Education, Holt

Coloring Club, convenes monthly, Delta Township District Library, Lansing, MI

Teaching Art, 2-5 years, academic year, Lansing Community College Early Development Center, Lansing

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

Summer Art Camp, (2D Collage) Lansing Art Gallery, Lansing, MI

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

Introduction to Zentangle, Holt Community Education, Holt, Northville Art House, Northville, MI

Grove Gallery CoOp, East Lansing, and Prime Time Seniors Program, City of East Lansing, MI

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

 2014

Presenter, two Zentangle sessions, Michigan Art Education Association annual conference,

Day of the Dead Crafts, Lansing Parks and Recreation Department, Lansing, MI

Zentangle Basics and Advanced Zentangle, Lansing Parks and Recreation Department, MI

Celebrate Dias de la Muertos, co-organizer and instructor, SmittenDust Studio, Dimondale, MI

Magical Mandalas, Summer Art Camp, Lansing Art Gallery, Lansing, MI

Girl Scouts recycled materials & collage workshop at Lansing Art Gallery, Lansing, MI

After School Art Classes, Lansing School District through Lansing Art Gallery

Make Your Own Valentine’s Day Cards, Lansing Art Gallery, Lansing, MI

Stick with Art, Spring Break Art Camp, Lansing Art Gallery, Lansing, MI

Fiber Fun, Summer Art Camp, Reach Studio Art Center, Lansing, MI

Introduction to Zentangle and Crochet a Granny Square, City of East Lansing Parks, Recreation and Arts, MI

Make A Book with Recycled Paper, Ingham County Medical Care Facility, Okemos

Artist in Residence, (one week) Cole Academy, Lansing, MI

Introduction to Zentangle, Second Monday Artists, Williamston, MI

 2013

Introduction to Zentangle, Working Women Artists, Lansing, and SmittenDust Studio, Dimondale, MI

Paper Palooza, demonstration at Plymouth District Library, Plymouth, MI

Make an Eco-Bag, Ludington Area Center for the Arts, Ludington, MI

Crafternoon, Haslett Library/CADL, Haslett, MI

Finger Knitting Fun, five locations for Capital Area District Libraries, Lansing, MI

Summer Art Camp, Reach Studio Art Center, Lansing, MI

Summer Art Camp and Spring Break Art Camp, Lansing Art Gallery, Lansing, MI

Artist in Residence, (one week) Cole Academy, Lansing, MI

 OF SPECIAL NOTE

2017

Scholarship to attend Positively Line and Shape with Rosalie Dace, Quilt & Surface Design Symposium 2017, Columbus, OH

Helped initiate and present bad art exhibition, But is it Art?, April 1st at Keller’s Plaza, Williamston, MI

Knit capelet pattern for Darn Good Yarn (Pattern), Schenectady, NY

2016

Organized and presented book arts exhibition, Boundless, with planning partner Zahrah Resh, held on June 12 at the Turner Dodge House and Heritage Center, Lansing, MI

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

One design, The Coloring Studio, Autumn 2016: p. 47.

“Prayer Flag Bunting,” GreenCraft Magazine, Spring 2016:  p. 136

2015

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

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

Published two bags in “Gallery,” GreenCraft Magazine, Summer 2015:  p. 134-135

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

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

2014

Published two designs in Zen Doodle:  Oodles of Doodles, ed. by Tonia Jenny ©2014, p. 46-47

Reiter, J.    “Castaway Yarn.”  GreenCraft Magazine Autumn 2014:  p. 82-85

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

“Fly Your Flag,” Quilting Arts Magazine, April/May issue, image published on page 78

2013

Published one design in Zen Doodle; Tons of Tangles, ed. by Tonia Jenny and Amy Jones ©2013

2012

Certified  Zentangle® Teacher training seminar, 2012

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

SELECT ART SHOWS

2017

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

Small Wonders – An Exhibition of Tiny Art, Atomic Cafe Gallery, Hamtramck, MI

2016

2016 Member Exhibit, solo exhibit, Arts Council of Greater Lansing, Lansing, MI

Small Wonders 4, Atomic Café Gallery, Hamtramck, MI

Fifth Annual Festival of Trees, Friends of Turner Dodge House, Lansing, MI

2015

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

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

A Taste of Art and Life, Arts Council of Greater Lansing, Turner Dodge House, Lansing, MI

Project Pop Up, yarn bombing and window art, Lansing Art Gallery, Lansing, MI

2014

A Local Phenomenon, solo exhibition, Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Lansing

A Collage Show, Scene Metrospace, East Lansing, MI

2013

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

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