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EDUCATION:
2006: Bachelor of Arts in General Regional Geography, Minor in Art
2009: Bachelor of Arts in Art Education, Minor, Drawing & Painting
Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT
CERTIFICATION:
Fall 2009: Connecticut Teacher’s Art Certification, K-12
Master Gardener Certification, Uconn, (Fall 2013)
 PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS: 
2013-2015: Connecticut Office of the Arts Visual Artist Registry
WORK EXPERIENCE:
2012-present: Hartford Performs, Greater Hartford Art Council , Hartford, CT
-Teaching Artist, teach and provide four programs of visual art curriculum to Hartford Performs schools.
 2010-present: Green Street Art Center, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
-Teaching Artist, teach and provided curriculum for Fine Arts.
 2010-2011: Charter Oak Cultural Center, Hartford, CT
-Artistic Administrator, position includes managing staff, coordination of all events including selecting artists, exhibitions, fundraising, social justice, commemorations and rentals.
 2009-2011: Charter Oak Cultural Center, Hartford, CT
-Curator, responsibilities include organizing of exhibition, installation, de-installation and tool and gallery furnishing. Installed and de-installed over 40 exhibitions, including many local artists and well known artists for example, Ralph Steadman and Kurt Vonnegut exhibition 2010
 2008-2010: West Hartford Art League, West Hartford, CT
-Teaching Artist, taught and provided curriculum for Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, and Color Drawing
-Directed summer activities for groups of 50 students.
 VOLUNTEER WORK:
2012-2016: Artistic Edible Garden, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
-Landscape Artist, developed, implemented and maintained the first Artistic Edible Garden. Garden supplied natural resources for the café chef including basil, mint, rosemary, thyme; its goal to create a holistic environment for the New Britain and urban community throughout CT.
2010: ArtWalk, West Hartford Art League, West Hartford, CT
– Photographed and documented annual ArtWalk event.
2007: Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT
Internship, assisted in the collaboration of gallery events such as the ‘Creative Cocktail Hour’ that brings the greater Hartford community and artists together.
-Reviewed artists’ files and pieces that were submitted for consideration in possible exhibitions.
-Put together resumes, biographies, and artist statements for each individual artists exhibition.
-Assisted the Visual Arts Coordinator with ‘The Shadow Show, an extensive project involving 15 artists.
-Apprenticed artist, Kambui Olujimi, in Dream Index exhibition
 2001: Sandy Skoglund Art Exhibition, Hartford, CT
-Assisted in the creation of installation & photography set
 SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
2013: Middletown North End Gallery Walk, Green Streets Art Center, Middletown, CT
2012: Chosen to exhibit for restaurants feature on NBC’s the feast, Sixpence Pie Company, Southington, CT
2012: Moment in Time, The Buttonwood Performing Arts & Cultural Center, Middletown, CT
2011: Compatta, The Mill House Gallery, Chester, CT
2010: Familiar, Charter Oak Cultural Center, Hartford, CT
2009: Explorations, Charter Oak Cultural Center, Hartford, CT
GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
2017: Art for Aids fundraiser, Hartford Artspace, Hartford, CT
2017: WEHA Spring Art Show, Park road, West Hartford, CT
2016: WEHA Holiday Pop Up Show, Park road, West Hartford, CT
2016: Open Studio Hartford, Hartford Artspace, Hartford, CT
2016: Art and Soul Fundraiser, Hartford Artspace, Hartford, CT
2016: Envisionfest, Bushnell Park, Hartford, CT
2015: Collective Voices, Make Art Works, Windsor Art Center, Windsor, CT
2015: Art in the Park, Manchester, CT
2015: Get Baked, Art Pop up Show, Windsor, CT
2015: Art for Aids, Artspace, Hartford, CT
2014: Holiday Shopping Fair, Old State House, Hartford, CT
2014: Open Studio Hartford, Colt Gateway, Hartford, CT
2014: Hodgepodge, State House Square, Hartford, CT
2014: Envisionfest, Bushnell Park, Hartford, CT
2014: Old Country Fair, Willimantic, CT
2014: Colt Café, Colt Building, Hartford, CT
2014: Middletown Art Walk, Middletown Framing, Middletown, CT
2014: Whole Foods, Flatbush ave, Hartford, CT
2013: Open Studio Hartford, Arbor Arts Center, Hartford, CT
2013: Group Show, Art In Action, Artspace, Hartford, CT
2013: Group Show, Aetna building, Hartford, CT
2013: Group Show, Windam Artspace, Willimantic, CT
2013: Middletown Art Walk, Wesleyan University Green Street Art Center, Middletown, CT
2013: Art for Aids, Artspace, Hartford, CT
2013: Open Heart Fundraiser, Artspace, Hartford, CT
2013: Holiday Craft Fair, Mac650, Middletown, CT
2012: North End Gallery Walks, Green Street Art Center, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
2012: Sixpence Pie, Monthly artist exhibit, Southington, CT
2012: Museum After Dark, annual fundraiser, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
2012: Hammered and Nailed II, Art Space, Hartford, CT
2012: What Makes Us Happy or Love, Romance & Chocolate exhibit, Willimantic, CT
2012: Forgeries, annual fundraiser (donated artwork), Charter Oak Cultural Center, Hartford, CT
2011: Museum After Dark, annual fundraiser, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
2011: Halloween, Paris in Plantsville, Collinsville, CT
2011: Group Show, Mac 650 Art Space, Middletown, CT
2011: Hammered and Nailed, Art Space, Hartford, CT
2010: Forgeries, Charter Oak Cultural Center, Hartford, CT
2010: Faculty Exhibition, West Hartford Art League, Blue Back Square, West Hartford, CT
2010: Trio Artist, Green Streets Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
2010: Camera Works, Ridgefield Guild of Artists, Ridgefield, CT
2010: Group Show, The Gallery on Main, East Hartford, CT
2009: Art Educators Exhibition, Central Connecticut State University
2009: Forgeries, Charter Oak Cultural Center, Hartford, CT                                                                                                                                  
2009: The Night at the Museum, New Britain Museum of American Art
2009: Gala, Charter Oak Cultural Center, Hartford, CT
2008: Forgeries, Charter Oak Cultural Center, Hartford, CT
PUBLISHED:
2013: The Hartford Courant, Green Streets Arts Center, Middletown North End Gallery Walk, May, 2013
2013: The Helix, Spring 2013 edition, Colt Building, CCSU, New Britain, CT, April, 2013
2012: Jolt Literary Journal, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA
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2012: Otto, Tunxis University, New Britain, CT
2011: Green Streets Newsletter, Shining Orchestra, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
2011: The Helix, Owl, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT
2010: Green Streets Newsletter, Sepino, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
2010: iTowns, The Crowd, Hartford Courant, Hartford, CT
2009: iTowns, Twin, Hartford Courant, Hartford, CT
2008: iTowns, Schoolgirl Looking, Hartford Advocate, Hartford, CT

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