Artists by Type: Visual Arts

The Clay Studio

Bio:

The Clay Studio is rooted in the belief that all people deserve access to arts learning opportunities, and assumes a strong responsibility to reach all segments of its local community. Our professional teaching artists bring to the partnering sites a “pop-up” ceramics studio that uses the accessible and tactile medium of clay to foster the practice of imagination, critical thinking, persistence, and to serve as a catalyst for community engagement.


Portside Art Center

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Portside Arts Center is enabling children, teens, and adults in Philadelphia to remain uniquely creative through arts and music programs year round.


Jessica Curtaz

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Nationally exhibited artist, Jessica Curtaz, works with paper, graphite, clay and fiber. A native Californian, she holds a Bachelors of Arts from UC Santa Cruz in both plant biology and printmaking and an MFA in drawing from Claremont Graduate University.


Averil Smith Barone

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Averil Smith Barone lives in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylavania and is a practicing watercolor artist as well as an art teacher. She received her bachelor’s degree in Painting and Art History, with a minor in English, from Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio in 1990. In 1994, she received a master’s degree in Art Education from University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Following that, Averil worked as an artist representative for illustrators for nine years.


Alicia Andrea Mino Gonzalez

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Alicia is an Art Therapist who has experience working with adults with intellectual and psychiatric disabilities. She is also a professional artist with exhibited works in acrylic and drawing.

Note- Alicia is only available on weekends, as of 2018.