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Holly Davis

June 13, 2018
13 Jun 2018

Holly Davis BWHolly Davis is an artist, wife and mom from York, PA. She received her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Ceramics from Beaver College, completed her PA Art teaching certification through Millersville University, and received her Masters in Education from Wilkes University. She also studied at Glasgow School of Art in Scotland and Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. Holly has exhibited work throughout Pennsylvania, in Scotland, and in North Carolina, and she was the recipient of a PA State Grant for the Arts. Holly loves clay and teaching art, especially ceramics. She has taught artists of every age and has a passion for sharing her appreciation of clay with those she gets to work with.

Amy Diamond

June 13, 2018
13 Jun 2018

Amy Diamond is a graduate of Millersville University, with a degree in Art education with a concentration in Inclusive Education. Her main focus is in ceramics, and Amy has attended multiple National Conferences dealing with ceramics and art education. While working with her own peers in class and her students in her middle school internship, she’s grown to appreciate the studio culture of collaboration. Amy enjoys learning through play and the educational and cultural benefits of creating art with others. She believes that all individuals have the ability to grow and learn and that art is a pathway to do so.

Ellen Ehlenbeck

June 13, 2018
13 Jun 2018

Ellen Ehlenbeck BW

Ellen Ehlenbeck holds a BFA in painting from Penn State and a MA in graphic design from Savannah College of Art and Design.  A working artist, Ellen has exhibited her work widely in the region, in both solo and group shows, as well as juried exhibitions.  She loves to teach, and currently serves as a Resident Teaching Artist with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts as well as teaching at Harrisburg Area Community College, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, and Creative York.

 

Jennifer Hall

June 13, 2018
13 Jun 2018

Jennifer is a graduate of the Tyler School of Art at Temple University where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts along with her PA teaching certification. After teaching art full time in Philadelphia for 4 years, she is thrilled to come back to her roots and teach for her Alma Mater, York Suburban School District. Growing up in York County, Jennifer interned at Creative York and spent many summers taking their classes. As an artist, Jennifer practices multiple mediums focusing primarily on clay and watercolor, and is also working on illustrating her first children’s book! She is looking forward to contributing to the thriving arts community at Creative York!

Samantha Heck

June 13, 2018
13 Jun 2018

Samantha Heck graduated from Kutztown University with a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts in 2014. Since then, she has been involved in many programs that allow her to work closely with two things that bring her joy, art and children. Recently she has been motivated to continue her education to pursue a masters degree in Psychology. She feels it is extremely important to continue to grow and achieve future goals that will enable her to become a better role model and mentor for youth. She is very excited to be able to serve the youth at Creative York!

Cassandra Horn

June 13, 2018
13 Jun 2018

Cassandra Horn is a graduate of Kutztown University, where she studied art education while also earning a minor in crafts that focused on ceramics. After graduation she has had many different experiences working with school-age kids as a day care teacher, summer camp facilitator, a substitute teacher, and a middle school and high school art teacher in York city.

Elizabeth Morrison

June 13, 2018
13 Jun 2018

Elizabeth Morrison (bio coming soon)

Gabi Portelles

June 13, 2018
13 Jun 2018

Gabi Portelles is a Millersville University graduate with a BA in Fine Art. Growing up as an artist in York, she has been collaborating with Creative York since high school. In 2017, she interned as the assistant coordinator for for Creative York’s Art In the Parks program. Following her passion for empowering the creative minds of York city’s youth, Gabi is now one of our summer camp instructors in addition to other classes she teaches during the year. She is also working with The Parliament Arts Organization as gallery assistant to curate exhibits and plan events that encourage community collaboration. Having a creative background in both fine art and music, Gabi encourages students of all ages to have fun by boldly experimenting with materials and ideas during their creative process.

Evelyn Price

June 13, 2018
13 Jun 2018

Evelyn Price is a York native. She enjoys traveling and has kept a written journal since she was very young. She has been teaching the Artworks program at Creative York since 2014. The program focus is to help students on probation with life and social skills through art projects. Her passion is to inspire students through different mediums, including yoga. She earned her 200 hour yoga teaching training in 2017 and teaches locally in downtown York. Evelyn’s favorite artists include Salvador Dali, Georgia O’Keefe, Diane Arbus, and Dan Eldon.

Ivy Rodgers

June 13, 2018
13 Jun 2018

Ivy Rodgers is a graduate of York College’s Fine Art program, where she focused on painting and printmaking, as well as minoring in Art History. She has had a studio at Marketview Arts in Downtown York for 2 years, and was the Gallery Assistant to Matthew Clay Robison for 2.5 years.  She had her first solo exhibition of her work at the age of 21, and has shown regionally at numerous galleries and institutions in group shows and juried exhibitions alike. She has experimented with many different mediums such as, collage, letterpress, charcoal drawing, ceramics and assemblage sculpture. Ivy is very involved in the downtown York arts scene, including designing the logo and branding for Paco’s in Royal Square District, as well as running York’s first-ever art criticism site entitled CritiqueYork. She listens to a lot of hip hop and eats a lot of noodles.

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