Resume

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • 30 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
  • Certified Zentangle® Teacher (#10 Seminar)

EDUCATION

MLS , 1992       Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

MFA, 1985        University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

BFA, 1982         Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Research & Instruction Librarian (part-time)

Davenport University

Lansing, Michigan

2016 –

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Art teacher (occasional)

Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center

Lansing, Michigan

2011 – 2019

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

2020

Introduction to Zentangle®, Charlotte Community Library, Charlotte, MI

Make a Sunshine Jar, Allen Neighborhood Center, Lansing, MI

Make Simple Books on Voting Rights, Swords into Plowshares Peace Center & Gallery

2019

Introduction to Zentangle®, Ledge Craft Lane, Grand Ledge & Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, MI

Make an Art Journal, Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center, Lansing, MI

Making Simple Books I and II, Art Lab, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Make Bags for Helping Women Period, Delta Township District Library, Lansing, MI

Demonstration/Make a Recycled Basket, Greater Ann Arbor Quilt Guild, Ann Arbor

Paper Weaving, Simple Jewelry, and Creating Mandalas, All Faith Ministry for disABILITIES, East Lansing

2018

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

Coloring Club, Adults, convened monthly, 2016-2018, Delta Township District Library

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, 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

Demonstration/Couching on Fabric, Greater Ann Arbor Quilt Guild, Ann Arbor, MI

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, Lansing Mini Maker Faire, Meridian Mall, Okemos, MI

2016

What is Zentangle®?, “Arts Night Out,” Hosted by Absolute Gallery, Lansing, MI

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 Zentangle, Zentangle 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

OF SPECIAL NOTE

2020

Organized and coordinated show for Women’s Caucus for Art/Michigan Chapter;  “The 19th Amendment at 100:  Women’s Voices Then and Now” in Detroit, MI

Membership Chair, Women’s Caucus for Art/Michigan Chapter, Ann Arbor (2018-2019 too)

2019

Scholarship, Quilt & Surface Design Symposium 2019, Columbus, OH (2017 too)

JUROR, Youth Art Show, Delta Township District Library, Lansing, (2017, 2015 & 2013)

2018

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

Library of Michigan continuing education stipend for LOEX Annual Conference, 2019.

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

2017

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

2016

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