Marissa Lehner is an artist and educator, who returned home to Buffalo after receiving her BFA from Alfred University. In 2010, Lehner and a small group of local artists founded Emerging Leaders of the Arts, Buffalo (ELAB). Marissa creates mixed-media interactive sculpture and large scale installations and exhibits in a range of galleries and unique… Read more »
Kristin Brandt is an emerging artist whose work has been on view at Artspace, Hallwalls, Buffalo Proper and the Burchfield-Penney Art Center. She is the co-founder of the local not-for-profit Urban Canvas Project of Buffalo. Carrying degrees from University at Buffalo and Moore College of Art and Design (Philadelphia, PA), Kristin is a dedicated fine… Read more »
After studying illustration at Pratt Art Institute in Brooklyn and returning to her hometown in Buffalo, Fotini worked as an illustrator and muralist in Western New York. In 2008, Fotini began to exhibit her contemporary graphite on porcelain drawings. She has since had her drawings and installations exhibited at The Albright Knox Collectors Gallery, The… Read more »
Ani Hoover’s background is in painting, but recently she has been making sculptures and working with textiles. Her special interest is in working with recycled material. Ani taught art classes in a variety of capacities in Western New York, including the recent Ferry Street Corridor Project and Burchfield Penney Art Center. Her next project is… Read more »
Mette Hata has a master’s degree from Pratt Institute and a certificate in K-12 art education from Buffalo State College. Mette lived in New York City for nine years. She has traveled, lived, and shown her artwork on three continents, and enjoys meeting students of all ages and backgrounds. Mette’s teaching at Young Audiences is… Read more »
Jeremy has been drawing caricatures professionally since 2003. He has worked all over the world, spending the majority of his time inside Darien Lake Theme Park in Western New York and Sea World California in San Diego.
Phyllis Thompson works with fiber textiles, printmaking, photography and collage processes. Her work reflects the influence of her mother and grandmother who made quilts and other creations from recycled materials.
Meg Robinson-Albers is a self-professed “kite-maven,” bringing the joy of kite making and the science of flying to students in all grade levels.
Robnison-Albers, a Buffalo native, received a B.A. in
The Phonics Program (residency) is an innovative approach to teaching reading readiness using songs, dances, signing, and visual arts.
Jen Russo is a visual artist who has been teaching in public and after school settings since 1998. She is a certified New York State art teacher and artist, and she focuses on figurative painting, murals and storyboard drawing. She also offers a variety of visual arts programs which include, but are not limited to, mandala designs and explorations in printmaking.