Picerne Family Foundation

Artist Bios and Photos

Picerne Family Foundation Artist Bios and Photos

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2009 Artist Bios and Photos
The following artists began Artist Outreach Project (AOP) programs in 2009. For more information about the Artist Outreach Project, contact Victor Nelson, the Executive Director of the Picerne Family Foundation, at 949-267-1517 or email us here.

Ines Amaya - Bilingual Vocalist, Guitarist, and Music Therapist
Project: English/Spanish music therapy for Hispanic children and families living in low income inner city neighborhoods of Santa Ana and coping with mental health disabilities

Barbara Banks - Pianist and Music Teacher
Project: Interactive sing-a-longs, and music education for clients experiencing mental health and physical disabilities at adult day care facilities in North County San Diego

Salvador Barajas - Bilingual Muralist and Graphic Artist
Project: Design, drawing, mural painting, teamwork, and values education for low income elementary school students living in the inner city community of Sherman Heights in San Diego

Anita Carter - Expressive Art Therapist
Project: Expressive Arts programs for veterans recovering from post traumatic stress disorder and addiction; homeless and abused women in recovery from addiction; patients coping with serious physical illness; and at risk teens

Diane Doyle - Performing Artist, Director, Writer, Choreographer
Project: Creative dramatics program that includes music, dance, puppetry, storytelling, and improvisation with children of all ages who live in the largely Hispanic low income, inner city neighborhoods of Santa Ana

Bay Duong - Bilingual Performing Artist, Hát Bội
Project: Teaching Hát Bội, a Vietnamese traditional performing art that includes singing, movement and dance dates back to the 13th century for children, teens and young adults in Orange County

Cheryl Ehlers - Visual Artist, Painting, Sculpture, and Mixed Media
Project: “Stardust” an after school arts program for third through fifth grade students attending schools in the Oceanside Unified School District.

Tim Harlan - Glass Artist and Teaching Artist
Project: Hands-on glass art Programs with seniors served by LifeSTEPS living in low income housing.

John David (JD) Keller - Actor, Director, Producer
Project: Readers’ Theater for low income senior citizens, to acquaint them with the inner dynamics of theater at Vista Senior Center and San Marcos Senior Center in North County San Diego

Alex Long - Ceramic Artist, Potter
Project: Hand building and tile ceramic experiences for low income children and teens who are at risk for gang involvement at the Boys and Girls Club in Encinitas

Kathleen McVey - Artist, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
Project: Art classes for homebound elderly and low-income seniors at Mercy Housing living in Encinitas

David Milton - Visual Artist, Watercolor Painter
Project: Watercolor painting and drawing to hearing impaired middle and high school students who attend a deaf and hard of hearing program at University High School and Venado Middle School in Irvine

Manuel Ortega - Bilingual Guitarist
Project: Guitar lessons for low income inner city children and teens who attend an after school program at the Santa Ana Police and Activities League in Santa Ana

Frances Rios - Bilingual Pianist and Story Teller
Project: Piano and Music lessons for low income children in an after school program at the Bowers Kidseum in Orange County, and with children and families who are victims of domestic violence and human trafficking at the Women’s Transitional Living Center in Orange County

Ann Chase Sanregret - Sculptor
Project: Sculpture making lessons for foster children living at Boys Town and for visually impaired adults at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center in Orange County

Robert (Buddy) Smith - Glass Artist, Sculptor
Project: After school mosaic, sculpting, and public art classes with low income middle and high school youth attending the Boys and Girls Club in Vista

Grace Songolo - Ceramic Artist, Sculptor
Project: Art instruction for children who are victims of homelessness and domestic violence living at Human Options in Orange County

Bruce Stewart - Visual Artist, Painter, Photographer
Project: Art classes for families who are victims of homelessness and domestic violence at Community Resource Center in Encinitas

Randi Winters - Visual Artist, Expressive Artist
Project: Visual and expressive arts classes with low income Latino youth and families at Comunidad y Familia (CREER) in San Juan Capistrano