Patricia Anderson has served as music director for Willy Wonka, Anything Goes and the Winter Solstice Celebration at CCftA. She has also been involved with the Musical Theatre Dance Workshop for many years and has performed in many other productions. Patti has been the music teacher at the Nathaniel H. Wixon Middle School in Dennis since 1978.
Michele Colley has an Education major with a concentration in Dance from SUNY Potsdam, and a Masters in Education from Lesley College. She has been involved in Community Theater on the Cape as a director, choreographer, and actor since 1993. In 1997, Michele created the Musical Theater Dance Workshop and has been running it ever since. The project was originally started to attract more adults to perform in Community Theater productions. Since it’s inception, the Workshop has grown to include students of all ages six years old and older with workshops and performances each February, April and summer.
Christine Rathbun Ernst
Christine Rathbun Ernst is a writer-poet-performer who performs her work regularly on stage and at local open mics. Her acclaimed one-woman show, Reconstruction, or How I Learned to Pay Attention, has been performed all over New England, and two of her plays were named Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant Finalists. Christine lives in Sandwich with her daughters, Marney and Julia, and her husband, the sculptor Michael Ernst.
Alfie Glover has been creating his unique form of sculpture sense moving to Cape Cod from Newton in 1973. He has many pieces in public spaces such as schools, libraries and hospitals notably Children's Hospital in Boston,Cape Cod Hospital and the Falmouth Public Library. Alfie is a professor of sculpture at CCCC since 2001; he has conducted numerous workshops for adults and children. www.alfredglover.com
Steve graduated from Rhode Island College with a Bachelor's degree in music and attended Berklee College of music to study composition and jazz guitar. He played all over the Boston area with the original folk/pop group, "The Groovy Nobodies" in the 1990's. He now plays guitar and sings with the soul / funk trio, "Felonious Funk" and the jazz / pop duo, "Two Cool". Steve has written over 200 compositions and sells his music on various stock music web-sites. Inspired by his daughter Vanessa's ability with the instrument, the Ukulele has recently become his favorite new instrument to play. Steve's goal with the Songwriting Collective and the Ukulele orchestra is to give folks with various degrees of ability a chance to express their art through playing, singing, writing, humor and fun. Visit him on-line! www.feloniousfunk.net
Lois Hirshberg began working in clay in 1976 at Mudflat Studios in Cambridge. She holds a M.Ed in community counseling, and a M. A. in Art Therapy from Leslie University. She has studied ceramics at the Bezalel School of Design in Jerusalem, and in Japan while spending a summer there through the Parsons School of Design, where she was greatly influenced. Lois was a Guidance Counselor at the K.C.Coombs School in Mashpee, MA for 18 years. www.potterybylois.com
Hilary Hutchison received her B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees in sculpture from Boston University. For twenty years, she resided in Boston where she taught sculpture, kept a studio, and exhibited her work. Her teaching experience includes sculpture classes for children, adult education classes, and university level fine arts courses. Hutchison resides full-time in the Philadelphia area, spends the summer in Cotuit and currently teaches sculpture, ceramics, and 3-D Design courses to high school and middle school students at The Episcopal Academy in Newtown Square, PA. Her work can be seen on her website: www.hilaryhutchison.com.
Sam Who? If you happen to be an ENTRAIN fan you might recognize Sam Holmstock as the guy behind the congas or playing the djembe, timbales or Cajun rub board – when he’s not playing trombone that is. He is one of the co-founders of the world fusion ensemble, ENTRAIN, and has performed with this incredible group of talented musicians for 16 years. In addition to his work with ENTRAIN, Sam has had the honor of playing music with artists such as Babatunde Olatunji, Bo Diddley, Gil Scott-Heron, Kate and James Taylor, Bob Weir, and even Bill Clinton. www.samholmstock.com
David Kooharian www.kooharianart.com
L. Michelle Law
L. Michelle Law has been a member of the educational team at Cotuit Center for the Arts since 2002. She has taught numerous children’s art classes and developed and instructed many kid’s programs including the series of Art Week summer camps and Arts Foundation of Cape Cod Winter Exhibit workshops held at CCftA . In addition to her role as instructor, Michelle is a curator and frequent exhibitor in our gallery, helps coordinate the annual Art & Souls Masquerade Ball and has participated many in theater productions working on and off stage. She is the Art Director for the Musical Theater Dance Workshop.
Lenore Lyons is passionate about living life artistically and inspiring others to explore their creative selves. She is a mixed-media artist who fills her work with color and energy. Art that may present a change in point of view is her trademark; she sees connections in life more than differences. Lenore is the founder of Explore Art and the Journal Project. She has a passion for using images and text together and wants to encourage others to try this as well. Lenore Lyons can often be found at Cotuit Center for the Art where she is the Arts Education Coordinator. She is certified to teach Visual Arts K-12 and Elementary Education. She is a member of the Printmakers of Cape Cod, the Cape Cod and Islands Art Educators Association and is a juried member of the Cape Cod Art Association.
Holly Erin McCarthy received her BA in Theatre Arts from Plymouth State Univ. and has been acting, directing, teaching and producing non-stop ever since. As Founding Executive Director of Theater Under the Stairs, Holly has written, directed, produced, and performed in original family shows on the mainstage at CCftA for the past two summers, and they are currently working on their third family show, "Lulu's Lemonade Stand," for August 2013. Holly has performed in three national tours with the National Theater for Arts and Education and has taught numerous workshops to high school students in subjects like "Dialects in Acting," "Audition Techniques," and "Performing Shakespeare." theaterunderthestairs.blogspot.com
Mary Moquin is a well-known artist and teacher on the Cape. She spends her summers in a remote dune cottage on Sandy Neck where she finds most of the inspiration for her paintings. Her expressive paintings have won numerous awards and have been included in several regional and national juried competitions. The imagery she portrays evokes a sense of place in which to take shelter or explore and elicits a sense of belonging to something eternal. Mary holds a BFA in printmaking and an MFA in painting. Her work is represented locally by the Cove Gallery in Wellfleet and S. Chatham and may also be viewed at www.covegallery.com and www.marymoquin.com
Richard Neal is a Centerville painter and sculptor working at Chalkboard Studio in Barnstable Village. He has a Master of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. He was the set designer and builder for Cotuit Center's production of Darwin in Malibu and within the past year he has exhibited his work in Provincetown, Boston and New York City.
Boston-born Jean-Paul Ouellette pursued filmmaking after completing studies in Literature and Graphic Design, moving to Los Angeles to apprentice to filmmakers Russ Meyer and Orson Welles. He was mentored by TV director Don Richardson. Mr Ouellette worked for such companies as Cannon Pictures, New Line Cinema, Orion Pictures and Roger Corman’s New World Cinema and learned filmmaking hands-on, including camera from Jan de Bont and Corman DP Gary Graver, lighting from award-winner Bill Klages, and stunt directing from Glenn Wilder. J-P directed the second-unit action sequences for the class film "Terminator" and wrote and directed the cult horror films "H.P. Lovecraft’s The Unnamable" and its sequel. He has worked as an international TV co-producer, indie producer, and directs documentaries and industrials. He consults with indie producers, developing projects from concept and script through breakdown, budget, and marketing. He is on the board of the Woods Hole Film Festival and his book on screenplay format is about to be published.
Denise and Katrina Caracol-Parker
Denise and Katrina Caracol-Parker, both self-taught, have been creating together since 2006. They are passionate about keeping traditional crafts alive, specifically bookbinding and soap making. They enjoy working with a variety of media including paper, leather, glass, wood, and metal, and focus on giving everyday functional objects a little flair.
James Pettibone has degrees from the American Academy of Dramatic Art in New York City and Emerson College in Boston. Since moving to the Cape, he has appeared in productions at the Chatham Theater Guild, Harwich Junior Theater and Cape Cod Community College. He is also on the faculty at 4Cs where he directed a number of stage readings and one act plays. In addition, he teaches acting at the John Robert Powers School in Boston. At the Cotuit Center for the Arts, he has been the acting coach for two main stage productions.
Bronwen Prosser trained at New York’s Atlantic Theater Company Acting School and went on to write and perform the critically acclaimed one-woman show The Make-Out Queen in a variety of festivals. Bronwen’s extensive theater resume includes shows in Chicago, New York and Boston. On film she can be seen in the Sundance syndicated webseries “Sparks” as well as receiving best actress for her lead role in the short film Breaker. This past spring Bronwen played Sister James in Cotuit’s production of Doubt. Bronwen has been involved in teaching theater since college. She has led summer workshops, and has taught both children and adults in New York and in Woods Hole.
Jackie Reeves was born in Montreal, Canada. She received her BFA in Design Art from Concordia University, Montreal (1990), and MFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design (2012). She has been actively involved in community arts as co founder of Plymouth Community Arts Center (1998), and as a commercial and community mural painter for fifteen years. Reeves is represented by Gallery Ehva in Provincetown and was recently awarded a solo show at NKG in Boston. She has been a resident of the United States since 1995, currently lives in Sandwich and works out of Chalkboard Studio in Barnstable Village. To see Jackie's art go to www.jackiereeves.com
Doris Rice is a watercolor painter from New Hampshire. She received her formal art training at the Moore College of Art, Philadelphia. She prefers to paint in plein air, finding her artistic inspiration from the great outdoors. Collectors would look for impressions of a location. Artistic Statement: “I want to capture the immediacy of a place in time. Sensory feelings of light, movement, sound and fresh air combine for a painting, which is alive with energy.”
Harry Sandler spent a good deal of time learning the technical aspects of photography using various alternative processes like Platinum and Gum over Gold Platinum Printing. Harry’s involvement started in 2008 and he has been teaching workshops and showing his prints at various locations around the United States. Harry as a vast knowledge of printing iPhone and traditional images that he brings to each and every workshop. Photography has been a lifetime avocation for Harry. Prior to 2008 he had a career in entertainment in various roles over the years such as Film and Video Producer and Tour Director. In this respect, he has worked with some of entertainments most elite acts such as Barbara Streisand, John Mellencamp, Eagles, Jewel, Van Halen, Bruce Springsteen and Stevie Nicks. His work can be seen at http:harrysandler.com and http:iPhone-antics.blogspot.com.
David Sigel received his B.F.A degree in painting from Boston University. He continues to maintain a studio and work both as a professional artist and educator. David has been teaching studio art for the last seventeen years and currently chairs the visual art department at the Episcopal Academy outside of Philadelphia.
Anthony Teixeira grew up in Sandwich where he developed a life-long enthusiasm for theater and music. He studied both at the University of Southern Maine, where he also spent four summers as an instructor at the USM Theater Academy. Anthony completed four tours with National Theater for Arts & Education, working as a performer and technician to bring educational theater to students across the country. He also worked as the company manager for Connecticut Free Shakespeare, a non-profit professional theater company dedicated to making Shakespeare's works accessible to all-ages audiences. Since returning to the Cape last year, he has had the good fortune to perform in shows with CCftA, Cape Rep Theater, Chatham Drama Guild, and Theater Under the Stairs.
Professionally Certified Dance Teacher and Choreographer Pamela Wills offers year round dance instruction for all ages and all levels of experience. Over the past 25+ years, she has choreographed and taught dance in Washington, DC, Mansfield, MA, Cotuit, MA and in Hamburg, Germany. She most recently worked as choreographer for Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris at Cotuit Center for the Arts. Call 774-253-3099 or email email@example.com