firstname.lastname@example.org (609) 924-8777 x102Over the past 20 years, Erin Armington has taken classes with long time instructors Libby Ramage and Bob Jenkins, volunteered for Communiversity, and worked as a counselor at the Summer Camp program. After graduating from Rutgers University, she worked for several years in customer service and administration, and spent a year as an AmeriCorps member at the College of New Jersey, collaborating with local arts organizations. As a lifetime lover of the arts and arts education, she is excited to be the Education Coordinator for such a long running community nonprofit.
Director of Development
Courtney BrettleCourtney Brettle joined the Arts Council of Princeton as Development Director in July of 2017. She has nearly a decade of experience in non-profit development. Most recently, she worked in Development with HiTOPS, and co-owned a non-profit consulting firm based out of Philadelphia. Prior to entering the non-profit field, Courtney worked in the Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices industries in market research, marketing, and strategic planning. Courtney has an MBA in International Business from Schiller International University, Paris, France and a BA in Economics from Douglass College, Rutgers University.
Outreach Program Manager
Barbara DiLorenzoBarbara DiLorenzo began her teaching career with The Creative Center in New York City, where she worked specifically with seniors and cancer survivors. In 2013, she completed their Creative Aging Training program–learning valuable information about how to work with physical and mental challenges present in some of her students. After moving to New Jersey, and teaching all ages and abilities at the Arts Council of Princeton, Barbara is enjoying her role as Outreach Program Manager. In this role, she is searching for populations of people who benefit from art instruction–but may not have the resources necessary to ensure a consistent, quality art experience. Her biggest joy is teaching ArtsExchange, the program with talented young artists from HomeFront in Trenton, NJ. Barbara is also a fine artist and illustrator, with two published picture books: RENATO AND THE LION (Viking Children’s Books, 2017) and QUINCY: The Chameleon Who Couldn’t Blend In (Little Bee Books, 2018). To see more of her work, please visit: barbaradilorenzo.com.
(609) 924-8777 x105 Maria Evans graduated from Humboldt State University with a BA in Art and Design. Maria apprenticed with sculptor Craig Nutt while living in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and attending the University of Alabama. She moved to Princeton in 1993 after her husband (a book conservator) was hired at Princeton University. Maria began her work with the Arts Council of Princeton in 1998 teaching children's ceramics classes. Maria served as ACP's Gallery Manager for four years before becoming the Community Arts Manager and now serves as the Artistic Director for the organization.
Director of Operations
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Beth HarrisonTen years ago Beth began volunteering at the Arts Council, winning the Volunteer of the Year award with her daughter in 2011. The majority of her career has been spent in higher education, healthcare, and non-profit management. She holds an undergraduate degree from Douglass College, Rutgers University and a Masters Degree from New York University. Beth lives in Princeton with her family, including their rescue dog who participated in the ACP Summer Camp, Pets of Princeton: Photography.
email@example.com (609) 924-8777 x110Melissa graduated from Rider University with a BA in Arts Administration emphasizing in visual arts. Melissa is responsible for coordinating the ACP's free community events and booking performing artists for Communiversity ArtsFest and the Summer Courtyard Concert Series at the Princeton Shopping Center. Before working with the ACP, she has enjoyed working in various roles of nonprofit arts organizations, including Gallery Management at the Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie and Arts Education at the Montclair Art Museum. Melissa is a practicing artist who draws and paints.
Interim Executive Director
Jim LevineJim Levine completed a 28 year career in Corporate America in 2016, most recently serving as Vice President of Human Resources at Church & Dwight, an S&P 500 consumer products company. Jim has served on the Board of Directors of the Arts Council of Princeton for four years, most recently as President of the Board. Jim, and his wife Lisa, have had a long relationship with the Arts Council, including sponsoring chalk drawing at Communiversity for the past 21 years and having children who attended a variety of education programs. Jim and Lisa have been Princeton residents for the past 24 years, and have raised three children, Zeke, Freddie, and Elijah, in Princeton. Jim’s excited to take on the role of Interim Executive Director to continue ACP’s fine tradition of programming and building community through the arts.
Marketing & PR Consultant
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Chelsea Mia Pierre
Marketing/ Education Assistant
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(609) 924-8777 x207Kathleen Preziosi is head of the Ceramics Studio at the Arts Council of Princeton. She received her BA in Liberal Arts, specializing in the Studio Arts, Art History and Arts Management, from Sweet Briar College. Her work includes functional forms and explores the sculptural aspects of clay. She is in a constant state of exploration, stretching the parameters of this medium, currently throwing classic shapes and distorting them with applied assemblage.
Tom SeelandAs Sound Engineer for ACP, Tom is responsible for connecting the audience with the many musical productions we, at the Arts Council, have to offer. Tom has a broad range of experience in providing audio production for many diverse groups including international jazz festivals, rock bands and musical theatre — with groups ranging from singer/songwriters at a coffeehouse to venues with thousands of guests. Come see and hear the many culturally rich concerts that ACP has to offer!
Curry Simmelcsimmel@artscouncilofprinceton.org (609) 924-8777 Curry Simmel grew up in Princeton, attended Princeton High and graduated from Emerson College, Boston with a BA in Communications. She began her career as a page for NBC Studios in NYC and later moved to Vermont where she worked as an advertising copywriter at WCAX-TV in Burlington. After returning to the Princeton area, Curry managed retail accounts for Lenhart USA and Gillespie Advertising agencies and Lenox China and Crystal. Curry has been an active volunteer in many community organizations, joining the Arts Council of Princeton in 2010.