Carmela 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.
Jessica Going received her BA in Theatre and Performance from SUNY Purchase in 2014. Since then, she has taught theatre and dance with Wellesley Theatre Project, Winchester’s Kidstock Creative Theatre, Spotlight Productions, and the Medford Public Schools. She has also worked as a stage manager and young actor coordinator for the Longwood Players, Two Roads Performance Projects, Touch Performance Art, and Speakeasy Stage Company.
Marco Kienle is a German-American artist currently residing in Medford, MA. He recently received his BFA from the Lesley University College of Art and Design. He works both in oil painting as well as exploring the various methods of printmaking.
Jason Miller is a graduate of Goddard College who has taught a diverse collection of art classes for ArtSpan that include drama, acapella singing, and comic book illustration. Jason trains in mixed martial arts, and is Sports Director for a camp in Andover.
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.
Laurel Smith had a career in visual development for educational publishing. She 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.
Joanne Stowell is primarily a painter, with experience in drawing, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking and installation art. Joanne has an MFA in Visual Arts from Lesley University College of Art & Design in Cambridge, MA, and she lives and works out of her home in Ashburnham, MA. She has had artwork in several exhibitions both local and nationwide.
Jill Strait teaches art to children at museums, schools, and art centers throughout Massachusetts. Most recently, she has worked for Danforth Art and the Mosesian Center for the Arts. She works with a variety of mediums that include clay, painting, drawing and sculpture.
Jenn Wood is an accomplished artist who has shown her work in galleries in Boston, New York, Provincetown, Los Angeles, and elsewhere. She’s taught studio art courses at UMass Lowell, UMass Dartmouth, Quincy College, and regional art centers for many years.
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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:
Tanya Gisolfi, Esq/
Greig Greenwald, Co-Chair
Cameron Purdy, Co-Chair
Kyle York, Treasurer