"Art is something that lets you breath with a different kind of happiness" -- Anni Albers
I've worked in various art and educational settings, and have experienced this wise sentiment offered by Annie Albers. Not only does art, in its many forms, let us breath with a different kind of happiness, I think it also expands and connects us to our humanity. Provokes us to critique the systems in which we live. Enlivens other ways of seeing and opens new modes of expression.
This is why I work in art, culture, and education. My work experiences include curating exhibitions and managing public programs for the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, leading public engagement and programs for Intersection for the Arts in San Francisco, tutoring inmates at San Quentin State Prison, assisting contemporary artists at New York fine art paper mill Pace Prints, and teaching at UC Berkeley.
Also a visual artist, I'd dedicated to making art a meaningful part of people's everyday lives.