Ms. Acevedo was born in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico and came to Yonkers in 1984. She earned her BA in Computer Technology in Graphic Media Arts from the Art Institute of Philadelphia. She has been a teaching artist, specializing in caricatures, face painting, and murals for Foto a la Mexicana/Mexican portrait studio; the Center for Traditional Music and Dance with the Mano a Mano Organizing Committee of Untermyer Park in Yonkers; Dana Discovery Center in Central Park and the Queens Museum of Art amongst many other places.
Joel Adas is a Brooklyn based artist who has taught painting and drawing to kids in all five boroughs and the greater New York area for the past 20 years. A practicing painter who has shown his work in galleries in Brooklyn and Manhattan, he believes it is essential for students to look at contemporary and past art in order to gain insight and inspiration for their own work.
Jeanne Carreau fell in love with clay more than 45 years ago in a High School ceramics class in Wichita, Kansas. She received her M.A. from UC Berkeley in East Asian Studies, writing an MA thesis comparing the Japanese ceramic traditions of Bizen and Hagi. Jeanne was apprenticed to Jun Oba in Tokyo from 1974-1976, and next lived in Hong Kong from 1978-84, teaching at the HK Polytechnic College, the HK International School, and The German-Swiss School as well as maintaining her own studio. Jeanne has lived in New York since 1984 and has taught ceramics at the Pelham Art Center (Pelham, NY), the Clay Art Center (Port Chester, NY) and the Rockland Center of the Arts (West Nyack, NY), to both adults and children, including those with special needs. Her own work is primarily wheel thrown and functional. She enjoys making simple large forms that are both graceful and powerful, glazed to accentuate the movement and serendipity inherent in the firing process. Jeanne Carreau has exhibited her work in Tokyo, Hong Kong, California, and New York.
Ms. English is classically trained in oils, pastels, and drawing. She was an apprentice to Daniel E. Greene and received academic training at the Art Students League. Her work has been included in juried exhibitions at the Salmagundi Club, the Hudson Valley Art Association, Audubon Artists, New Haven Painting and Clay Club, and the American Artists Professional League Inc. She has taught drawing and painting in the area for over 20 years.
Frank Fanelli Jr. is a graduate of The Fashion Institute of Technology with an AAS in Communication Design and a BFA in Computer Animation & Interactive Media. He has been working as a freelance graphic designer and animator for 5 years. Frank has an interest in teaching technology and has been running various animation workshops for students in Pelham for 2 years. He is now proud to offer his talent to The Pelham Art Center!
Sean Flanagan's seasoned hand for graphic illustration has lead him to work with numerous production houses in NYC to illustrate and animate pilots & music videos. He has won awards for his collaborations as well; in 2010 he won at the New York Television Film Festival (NYTVF) for Best Reality Drama. In 2011 he won again at the Chicago Horror Film Festival for Best Special Effects.
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