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Professional Experience
Office of Community Arts Partnership at Columbia College, Chicago, IL,
Arts Integration Specialist
Working as a liaison between the college and Chicago Public Schools. I am focusing on the needs
of teaching artists (mostly CCC faculty), and CPS teachers and administrators. Creating a strong
working relationship with each group, while integrating and implementing the arts into their
curriculums to meet the specific needs in each classroom and/or administration (most commonly;
literacy). I am the Curriculum Coordinator and media specialist (documentation) for Project AIM.
I also work to provide Arts-Integration Instruction for “Saturday Scholars” and was the Head
Curriculum Writer for “Dance Africa” for several years, which I followed-up with a corresponding
teacher training session.
South Shore Small School of the Arts, Chicago, IL
Created and implemented an art course to support an Afrocentric curriculum with
interdisciplinary integrated units in a teacher led, student centered Chicago Public
school with support from the Gates Foundation. Also worked with Gallery 37 as a
program liaison, led an art critics club, worked as an instructor for the Academic Decathlon,
and enlisted students to join artist Dawoud Bey in creating and publishing, "The Chicago
Project", in conjunction with the Alfred Smart Museum at the University of Chicago.
South Shore High School, Chicago, IL
Created and implemented art foundation courses. Co-instructor for Academic Decathlon,
students created set backdrops that traveled the nation for an alumni's production,"Big Time",
and served on the reading committee.
Neiman Marcus, Northbrook, IL, Visual Stylist
Created original displays of both hard and soft-line merchandise. Purchased and arranged
weekly floral arrangements for the store. Aided in organizing special events rearranging from
fashion shows to benefits and our In-Circle parties. Consulted with vendors to organize
shipments and point-of-sale priorities. I was recognized twice with a Neiman Marcus' Award
of Excellence. Main areas of specialty are hard-line home decor, cosmetics and windows.
Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
Created and implemented a ten-week elementary course for the Visual Learners Program
combining art, reading, and writing to increase school test scores.
Blake School for the Fine Arts, Tampa, FL
Lecturer on the birth of modern and contemporary art
B.A.S.I.C., Chicago, IL
Art Institute of Chicago outreach
Altschuler Wallpaper, Chicago, IL
Production of hand painted wallpaper, working with designers and dealers, packing and shipping
Crow Island Elementary, Winnetka, IL
Student Teaching/ Created and implemented an interdisciplinary arts program, taught all
classes (K-5), and helped create a play based on paintings at the Art Institute of Chicago.

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Professional Experience
Lake View High School, Chicago, IL
Student Teaching/ Created and implemented lessons in art foundations along with technical
classes like tile and mold-making, created and implemented collaborative installation art with
an inclusion class, and created a collaborative group mural within the school.
Crane Public High School, Chicago, IL
Volunteer teacher for "Family Creation", a multi-generational parent and adolescent art program.
Intuit Gallery, Chicago, IL
Volunteer docent for adult and school groups.
The Judy A. Saslow Gallery, Chicago, IL
Gallery associate responsible for administrative duties, working with artists and the public
Hyde Park Arts Center, Chicago, IL
Volunteer Teaching in a cooperative program with the Chicago Park District offering
neighborhood youths an art experience.
Selected Exhibitions
“Draw Drawing 2,” part of the London Biennale 2006, The Foundry, London, England
Fleur, Inc., Chicago, IL
“Scene in Chicago 2005,” Judy A. Saslow Gallery, Chicago, IL
“Just Good Art 2005,” Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
“Elements,” Aesthetic Eye, Chicago, IL
"Vim & Vinegar II,” Aesthetic Eye, Chicago, IL
“Lisa Hutler/Paintings,” Bite Cafe, Chicago, IL
“1st Annual Metro Show,” Metro Warehouse Space, Chicago, IL
"The Art of Teaching," Gallery 37, Main Exhibition Space, Chicago, IL
"The Art of Teaching," Marwen Foundation, Chicago, IL
"Just Good Art," Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
"Homegrown," Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
"Solo show," Lemmings, Chicago, IL
"Group show," Vermont Studio Center Red Mill, Burlington, VT
"That Fabulous Face,” Judy A. Saslow Gallery, Chicago, IL
"Byron Studios Open House,” Byron Studio Building, Chicago, IL
"Women in Abstraction,” Women Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
"Scene in Chicago,” Judy A. Saslow Gallery, Chicago, IL
Aids Benefit, Weiss Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
"Supporting the Local Arts,” Saks Fifth Avenue, Chicago, IL
"Winter Group Exhibition,” Allen/Hein Gallery, Appleton, IL
BFA Exhibition, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Local Artists Showcase, Zona Gale Center for the Arts, Portage, WI
1st Year Show, Betty Rymer Gallery, Chicago, IL
Juror: SAIC Professor Panel, Awards and Reviews

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Allison Latta/ MOVE, Chicago, IL
Bite Café, Chicago, IL
Bruce Finkleman, Chicago, IL
Carrie Jensen, Chicago, IL
ChewBone Animation, Chicago, IL
Columbia College, Chicago Center for Book & Paper Arts, Chicago, IL
Leigh Anne Montgomery, Birmingham, AL
Pete Toalson, Chicago, IL
Sarah Figlio & Eric Vander, Chicago, IL
Yanni Lolis, Athens, Greece
Grants & Awards
Vermont Studio Center Fellowship Recipient, Burlington, VT
Selected Publications
"Offbeat Chicago Spot shows Off the Locals", article, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Chicago Artists Coalition
College Art Association
Illinois Arts Alliance
National Art Education Association
School of the Art Institute of Chicago Alumni Association
Teaching Certificate, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
K-12 (type 10) Art Education
BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Concentration in painting, drawing, ceramics and contemporary art history