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Eve Allen

Location: Reno, Nevada
Category: Choreographer, Dancer, Teaching Artist

Eve Allen is a dance lecturer at the University of Nevada, Reno in the Department of Theater & Dance. She received her M.F.A. in Ballet (teaching and choreography) from the University of Utah and B.S. in Business Administration with a Dance minor from UNR. Allen performs locally with A.V.A.

Nazanin Arastoo

Location: Washoe Valley, Nevada
Category: Teaching Artist, Visual Artist

Nazanin Arastoo is an artist and educator. She is a puppet maker, puppeteer, puppet script writer and stage designer. Her handmade unique puppets are made of found materials and have intricately drawn faces as well as multi-cultural themes and archetypal personalities.

Mary Bennett

Location: Reno, Nevada
Category: Teaching Artist

Teaching Artist Acting and devising theatre since an early age, Mary Bennett has worked professionally as a theatre and teaching artist for over 20 years.

Mary Bennett

Location: Reno, Nevada
Category: Actor, Director, Teaching Artist
Specialization: Improvisation, Teaching Theatre Artist, Arts Integration

Mary Bennett is currently the Producing Director of Brüka Theatre in Reno and divides her time between Producing/Acting/Directing and working as an actor and theatre Artist in Residence throughout the West Coast teaching improvisation, movement, theatre and mask and improvisation.

Carol Brown

Location: Carson City, Nevada
Category: Teaching Artist, Visual Artist

In 2008, Carol Brown participated in a three-week invitational graphic art workshop, “Back to Basics”, in Basel, Switzerland. She earned a Certificate in Printmaking from the Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts in Houston Texas and a B.S.

Stephen Caplan

Location: Henderson, Nevada
Category: Musician, Teaching Artist
Specialization: Classical musician

Why would a classically trained oboe player make Nevada his home? Because good music is at home everywhere. And for nearly three decades Nevada has enthusiastically welcomed Stephen Caplan's music.

Tami Castillo Shelton

Location: Reno, Nevada
Category: Actor, Dancer, Teaching Artist

Tami Castillo Shelton is a professional dancer, actress, choreographer, theatrical director, arts educator and arts administrator.

Singh Chakrapani

Location: Reno, Nevada
Category: Composer, Musician, Teaching Artist
Specialization: Indian Classical Guitar ( Kachappi Veena)

The passionate and sensitive Guitarist Chakrapani Singh and his journeys as an individual through a whole gamut of emotions reveals Truth, Beauty and Perfection towards Music. The Veena in his hand produces the sweetest and most sensuous emotions that transcend one to the nether world.

Lisa Fields Clark

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Category: Folk Artist, Teaching Artist, Visual Artist
Specialization: mosaics and mixed-media

After a 25-year career in graphic arts, Lisa Fields Clark shifted her focus toward fine arts, community outreach and arts facilitation. She holds a BS in Social Services/Business Management. Her primary focus in art is mixed media and mosaics, both contemporary and traditional.

Maureen Conlin

Location: Genoa, Nevada
Category: Musician, Teaching Artist

Maureen Colin is a composer/lyricist and children’s music entertainer/educator providing musical education/entertainment and interactive fun for young children through community and business events, preschool, daycare and elementary school visits, classes and educational workshops.

Gypsy Cowbelle

Location: Thermopolis, Wyoming
Category: Folk Artist, Musician, Teaching Artist

Music serves as the common thread that binds all of Gypsy Cowbelle’s life experiences. A professional performing artist for 13 years, Gypsy learned through the folk processes of oral transmission and example, rather than through formal or academic means.

Jaimie Crush

Location: Reno, Nevada
Category: Singer, Teaching Artist, Visual Artist
Specialization: Artist

Artist/Art Educator/Gallery Director for The Isles Gallery

A lean, mean dreamy machine. Jaimie Crush loves art, and she runs all around Reno, pretending that she know how to make it. Printmaking, pen, charcoal, pencil, pastels, watercolor, weird mixed media. Whatever I can manage.

John Delisle

Location: Henderson, Nevada
Category: Teaching Artist, Visual Artist
Specialization: Drawing, Cardboard Sculptor, Art Teacher

John Delisle graduated the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 1993 earning a BA in art. He also earned my M Ed. from UNLV in 2000 in Secondary Art Education.

Kristy Dial

Location: Minden, Nevada
Category: Teaching Artist, Visual Artist
Specialization: Gourd Artist

Kristy is a professional gourd artist and teacher with 20 years of experience.  Her award winning gourds have been shown in galleries throughout the western United States.  Currently, Kristy is 1st vice president of the American Gourd Society and is honored to share her knowledge and her love of

Marianne Donnelly

Location: Henderson , Nevada
Category: Actor, Storyteller, Teaching Artist
Specialization: History re-enactments.

Marianne Donnelly, multidisciplinary performing artist, provides quality family entertainment with strong educational content in a creative dramatic style. Shows and workshops are developed for schools, libraries, fairs, festivals, promotionals, bookstores, conventions and private functions.

Denise Duarte

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Category: Teaching Artist, Visual Artist

Native Nevadan Denise R. Duarte is an award-winning public artist, a socially-engaged artist, and a community development consultant. Denise received her Master of Fine Arts in Community Arts from Maryland Institute College of Art.

Carolyn Dufurrena

Location: Winnemucca, Nevada
Category: Poet, Teaching Artist

Carolyn Dufurrena is a rancher, writer, film-maker and award-winning journalist. She regularly shares her poems and stories at Elko’s National Cowboy Poetry Gathering and has appeared at festivals in Oregon and California.

Jim Eaglesmith

Location: Reno, Nevada
Category: Folk Artist, Storyteller, Teaching Artist
Specialization: Performance Artist ~ Storyteller

A Performance Artist & Storyteller, Jim Eaglesmith believes that the underlying truth within all Mythic cultures is contained in their music, dance & storytelling and that a return to these traditional values will help create a new paradigm of Cultural Creatives in the children of our tim

pete fairly

Location: Reno , Nevada
Category: Folk Artist, Musician, Teaching Artist
Specialization: World Music Percussioniat

Pete is a World Rhythms Percussionist!

Lisa Fields Clark

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Category: Designer, Teaching Artist

Mosaic artist Lisa Fields Clark presents workshops designed to empower participants by focusing on art-making that supports individuals in their artistic choices; finding uncomplicated, age- and ability- appropriate paths to draw out creativity; and guiding them to certain success.

Sheri Fisher

Location: Reno, Nevada
Category: Designer, Teaching Artist, Visual Artist
Specialization: Handcrafted Lampwork Glass Beads

As a child growing in up in Southern California, Sheri Fisher had the happy luck to go to Disneyland fairly often. She was immediately entranced with the glass blower, and could watch for as long as she could convince everyone else to watch with her.

Carol Foldvary-Anderson

Location: Reno, Nevada
Category: Teaching Artist, Visual Artist
Specialization: Visual Arts

Carol Foldvary-Anderson is a renowned award-winning mixed media artist, designer, published illustrator/author, and arts educator. She began her fine arts career in 1985 with her large ColorPlay series of Abstract Expressionist Acrylic Paintings.

Priscilla Fowler

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Category: Teaching Artist, Visual Artist
Specialization: Contemporary fine art

Priscilla Fowler is a mixed media artist whose abstract 2D, bas-relief, and assemblage work strongly evokes natural forms. Fowler has shown in and near Las Vegas, Nevada, Denver, Colorado, and nationally, in solo, juried, and group shows.

Angie Fraley

Location: Reno, Nevada
Category: Teaching Artist
Specialization: Visual Arts

Angie Fraley’s website Om2art blends her art, life experiences and passions with hope through observations that her yoga practice and life continue to provide.

Eileen Fuller

Location: Sparks, Nevada
Category: Teaching Artist, Visual Artist
Specialization: Watercolor painter

Eileen Fuller is principally a watercolor artist but also enjoys painting in pastels and acrylics. She understand the necessity of drawing skills as a foundation for all visual art endeavors.

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