When your art teacher comes to class after firing a kiln-full of bowls, you can tell she is deeply connected to her craft. The result is teaching that feels real, practical—and also inspiring. Williston arts faculty are practicing artists. 无论是在舞台上, 在横档, 在工作室, 或者在服装店里, they are pursuing their passions both as teachers and as creative professionals. What that means for you is an enriched environment where the arts are energetically alive.


Ed兴77

摄影

My original concept for the Ireland residency was to drive around documenting the landscape and then printing in the darkroom, 将地点与过程联系起来. Three feet of snow two days prior to arrival changed that plan. Snow drifts, sheep blending into the background, mud. Sitting 在工作室 one morning I saw some incredible light streaming in through the windows and recognized the possibility of making a series of still life images.

Natania休谟

陶瓷

I am a ceramicist and produce a line of handmade functional pottery called “slow studio.” I think of myself as a designer as well as a maker and the designs of my pieces are intended to reflect my interest in simplicity and harmony. I am inspired by natural elements and interpret light, textures and forms of nature through clay. Both my personal practice and teaching feed each other to keep each endeavor fresh and vibrant.

科林·曼

合唱音乐

我是一个指挥和歌手. 我是一个音乐家. 音乐是我的爱好,也是我一生的工作. I enjoy the intellectual and artistic aspects of music. My most recent engagements include conducting the East Ave Chorale, 我创建的半专业合唱团, 在罗切斯特. We perform choral works from the Renaissance through the 21st century. My work as an artist and leader informs my teaching. My goal is to expose my students to a variety of music. Our response will be to create a unified community and to understand humanity.

查尔斯Raffetto

技术剧院

I’m primarily a set and light designer for live performances locally. Most of my stage designs incorporate light as an aesthetic element as well as a thematic component. 近年来, I’ve traveled to London to study video and projection mapping as well as to Makerspace workshops at MIT. These are being integrated it into my own work, 以及我在澳门永利最老登录入口的教学, where I continue to explore ways to bring physical aspects of the stage to life.

豪尔赫·罗德里格斯

剧院

While I spend most of my time in the theater these days teaching acting and directing stage productions, my training is in dramaturgy and dramatic criticism. 作为一个戏剧编剧, I have worked on new play development with aspiring and professional playwrights, collaborated with ensembles in devised projects, and adapted classical texts for contemporary production. 为我的论文, I translated three Spanish modernist plays that were not previously available in the English language. My passion for translation and adaptation informs my work as a director and acting teacher, as I gravitate to texts that reimagine ancient stories and dramatic conventions for contemporary audiences.

温迪·斯台普斯

Since I could hold a crayon, my first love has been portraiture. 在过去的几年里, I’ve worked in a variety of media including graphite, 彩色铅笔, 木炭, 水粉画, 丙烯颜料和油画颜料. Recently, I have been creating 彩色铅笔 portraits in an abstracted grid format. This allows me to work methodically as I experiment with different color pairings to render shapes and subtleties of color and shadow in a face. Just as I have used art as a way to explore the world and capture people in my life, my objective is to teach students ways in which they can tell their stories through art.

诺埃尔圣. 琼

跳舞

When I am not working with the Williston 跳舞 Ensemble, I enjoy training students of all ages at my dance studio in town, 艺术运动. My touring company, The Legible Bodies, produces contemporary dance performance for stage and screen. I truly love creating original choreography and producing dance events in the greater Easthampton area, and I take every opportunity to make dance happen in my community and beyond!

莎拉Swersey

器乐

I’m a classically trained flutist but I play many styles of music. I used to perform full time in the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra in the Canary Islands, Spain. Now I play in a flute-and-guitar ensemble, Duo Fusion, which plays classical, jazz and Latin music. I studied free improvisation with Grammy award-winning cellist David Darling, and that’s when I started exploring various styles of music. 我还录制了许多cd. 音乐带我到世界各地, and I say to my students that if you keep practicing, you never know where your music will take you!

阿什利·泰勒

服装设计

当我不在澳门永利最老登录入口设计时装秀的时候, you will often find me in a costume shop at one of the local colleges or regional theaters working as a draper (pattern maker) or stitching. 目前, I am working on a reproduction of a Tudor era child’s dress with my 8 year old using historical patterns. I have found the greatest rewards of my craft come from teaching young people a new skill and I am in the process of developing a series of sewing workshops for elementary age children.