As a graduate of New England School of Art, Glenn Davis had the benefit of classes in commercial and fine art. He has worked as a fine artist and commercial illustrator since graduating. Today, he is working on a children’s book and producing watercolor landscapes.
Nora Elton is an art educator who has taught in Boston and New York, as well as in many museums throughout the Boston area. She earned a Masters in Art Education at Tufts in affiliation with the School of the Museum of Fine Art (SMFA). After serving as the Manager of Family Programs at the MFA, she now teaches
and consults with arts and education programs so that she is able to spend more time with her two young children.
Carmela Goguen Fratus has a BFA in Applied Design with an emphasis in ceramics, from San Diego State University. She has been a summer ceramics instructor at the Summer Fenn Day Camp in Concord among many others, and she has taught sculpting and wheelwork to adults and children at several programs in California before coming here to manage Munroe’s ceramics program.
In 2013, Lisa Goren was awarded a place on the voyage of The Arctic Circle, an artist residency sailing near the North Pole. Lisa, trained at RISD, Brookline Arts Center, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and the New Art Center, has been teaching watercolor workshops and classes since 2005.
Peg Kane holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from Mass College of Art and a Masters in Painting from Pius XII Institute in Florence, Italy. Peg works in acrylic, colored pencil, collage and mixed media and has shown her art throughout the Boston area.
Jason Miller is a graduate of Goddard College who has taught a diverse collection of art classes for ArtSpan—including drama, acapella singing, and comic book illustration. Jason trains in mixed martial arts, and is a sports director for an Andover camp.
Emily Passman exhibits her work regionally and is a member of the Lexington Arts Council. She studied fine arts at the University of Oregon and holds a masters degree in education from Boston University.
Chip Piatti teaches architectural history, theory and design at the Boston Architectural College. He has taught in several school districts, including Medford and Boston. Chip is a travel enthusiast who has given educational tours throughout the East Coast and is the director of the summer Innovations camp in Newton.
Anastasia Semash is a freelance artist and graphic designed who was trained at St. Petersburg State University. She presently teaches at the Arlington Community Education Program and at the Russian Center for Languages and Arts.
After a career in visual development for educational publishing, Laurel Smith now paints and teaches. She has organized and led ArtSpan’s Life Drawing group, and is focused on working with teen artists at Munroe. She has a BFA from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, teaches and studies locally, and has artwork in private collections.
Director: Renese Rivera
Marketing Coordinator: Zoe Langosy
Address: 1403 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA 02420
Board of Directors
ArtSpan and Munroe Center for the Arts are managed by Lexington
Friends of the Arts, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
Board of Directors:
Greig Greenwald and Cameron Purdy, Co-Chairs
Thomas Griffiths, Treasurer