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Alethea Bodine, creator and author of chromatic danceā„¢ Ms. Bodine is a practicing Dance Artist and proud advocate for humanity and culture. She relishes in unlikely arts connections by participating in true collaborative, interdisciplinary vent
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For as long as she can remember, Amy Gilewicz has loved the performance arts and always sought to entertain her audience. ?I was a bit of a thespian since birth,? she remembers. ?I loved to entertain my family and friends with improvisational skits f
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Annie Schmitt offers STEAM and environmental arts residencies for students ages 7 and up. She loves connecting students to their own creativity through hands-on projects utilizing animation, film, coding, and making and tinkering. Coming from and e
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Carla Hughes is a local dancer and choreographer, specializing in Jazz and Hip Hop dance. Carla has danced professionally as a member of Physical Theater Project ? a company which also gave her the opportunity to teach, stage and rehearse choreograph
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Visual and fiber artist Deborah Sementelli-Hoenes has worked in drawing and fiber since she was a child. Now, she has extensive experience in dressmaking, theatre and living history costuming, flag-making and quilting. Deborah identifies the focus of
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Visual artist Donna Kissinger-Little specializes in metalsmithing. Her work has been featured in exhibitions throughout Pennsylvania and Ohio for over 15 years. The creative process is a personal endeavor for Donna. As she puts it, "I make art in an
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Award-winning mosaic artist Edward Grout has been working in the fine arts for more than 26 years and specifically as a glass artist for more than 24 years. During that time he has amassed a wealth of original work and has completed many art commissi
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Gyan Tamang was born in Bhutan in 1983 from mother Phul Maya Tamang and father Pema Dorje Tamang . When he was just 10 years old he fled from the country with his parents escaping from the arm force regulated by the tyrannical government of Bhutan in
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Hannah Choi Paul is the author of Salt an Atlas, a historical myth about Korean comfort women during WWII. Her stories have appeared in Pindelyboz, Mosaic, and New Orleans by New Orleans. She was honored twice as a Glimmer Train finalist. She has a M
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Jennifer specializes is hoop dance and creative dance. A Rostered Artist with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts which has enabled her to work collaboratively with a variety of schools/organizations. Jennifer has been dancing for over 25 years, tra
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Producer, Writer, Director and Teaching Artist John is unafraid of professional challenges. He programs quality cinema for FILM at the Erie Art Museum, and the Edinboro Film Series. He serves as the Executive Director of the non-profit Film Society o
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Jude Shingle offers STEAM and digital media residencies for students ages 7 and up. He specialties in technology integration with iPads and other devices that encourage multi-media creation including animation, video and illustration. Shingle is an
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From the publication of my first poem as an undergraduate student, I knew that my work was (and always will be) inspired by the world around me. I grew up in the rural Rust Belt of Western Pennsylvania, and remnants of this landscape are very much pa
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Kelly Armor has been a professional folk musician and storyteller and for over 20 years. Kelly currently is the Folk Art and Education Director at the Erie Art Museum. Kelly specializes in Appalachian, Celtic, maritime and East African music, storyte
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Lora Zill (M.A. Gannon University, B.A. Allegheny College) is a teaching artist with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. She leads residencies in public schools and community centers and speaks at writer, artist, and educator conferences across the
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