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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 new 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. She coordinates after school art programs, as well as classes at nursing homes and hospitals. 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 picture books to be published in the coming year. Look for RENATO AND THE LION (Viking) in bookstores on June 20, 2017–and QUINCY (Little Bee Books) to be released in the spring of 2018. To see more of her work, please visit: barbaradilorenzo.com.
Education/ Camp Coordinator
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(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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Taneshia Nash Laird
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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.
email@example.com (609) 924-8777 x101Melissa Ruopp has worked in the field of arts in education as a theater educator and arts administrator for several years. As a classroom teacher and teaching artist, she taught acting, directed plays, and created script adaptations with her students. As an arts administrator she worked at Theater for A New Audience in NYC, as the Education Associate. She also worked as the Education Department Program Manager for HAI, an arts access organization in NYC, where she developed curriculum and managed arts programs in NYC public schools and juvenile detention centers. She holds a BA in Theater Education from Emerson College and an Ed.M. in Arts in Education from Harvard University. She lives in the Princeton area with her husband and twin sons.
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!
(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.