Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Arts from Syracuse University in Policy Studies, and a Juris Doctorate from the Catholic University of America. A lawyer turned yoga teacher, Rebecca’s passion is sharing yoga with kids of all ages. She is currently teaching throughout the Washington, DC area and teaching yoga teacher-training programs for ChildLight Yoga and Yoga for Classrooms across the country. Rebecca has served on various boards in the County including an appointment to the Prince George’s County Memorial Library Board of Trustees for more than a decade.
Rebecca has made Hyattsville her home since 1991 where she and her husband are founding members of the Hyattsville Organization for a Positive Environment (HOPE) the now virtual group and community listserv. Several years ago, when her daughter agreed to go to a summer camp at Art Works - without a friend - and came home raving about the program, Rebecca knew that Art Works Now was a special place.
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Marci, her partner, and their son have lived in Hyattsville since 2006. Their son has been a part of the Art Works Now family since 2012. His enthusiasm for participating in Art Works Now classes and summer camps prompted her to join its Board of Directors, where her nonprofit leadership experience and passion for the arts could be happily intertwined.
While a college student, Marci lived for a semester abroad in Strasbourg, France, where she interned with the Council of Europe’s European Court of Human Rights, an eye-opening experience that cultivated her interest in social justice issues. Fast-forward several years later, she found a rewarding way to channel this passion through her work at AARP in Washington, D.C., where she and her colleagues led public benefits outreach campaigns to help alleviate poverty among low-income older adults and their families, and designed consumer education programs to enhance the health security and financial resilience of people 50+. Prior to joining AARP, Marci served as the director of the Southeast Senior Housing Initiative, a nonprofit coalition in Baltimore, MD, committed to helping older adults age in place in their homes and communities.
Marci holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from The College of Wooster (OH), and a Master of Arts in Public Policy and Women’s Studies from The George Washington University (D.C.).
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With a Bachelor’s degree in Film and Photographic Arts from the University of Westminster in London, Kate set out on a career in documentary photography in the UK. Her passion for environmental and social justice led her to partner with Greenpeace in the late 1990s, and for the next decade she combined her photography and her activism to expose environmental misdeeds and to advocate for sustainable and renewable solutions. Among many assignments on land and at sea, she has documented illegal logging in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea, photographed indigenous communities impacted by deforestation in Cameroon and the Democratic Republic of Congo, investigated illegal fishing in Mauritania, exposed dolphin by-catch in the English Channel, and documented unlawful Japanese whaling in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary off the coast of Antarctica. She may also have occupied the occasional oil rig, cargo ship, power station, and perhaps scaled a building or two in order to get the message out. Kate’s family is part of the original Toddler Time participants and a long time friend of Art Works Now.
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Krystal Ferguson is a graphic designer by trade, and community servant at heart. A poster contest for dental hygiene and a kind act from a “big sister” at the age of nine sparked her lifelong commitment to graphic design, mentorship, and advocacy. Born to a family of educators, musicians, and singers, she developed a love for learning and the arts. Krystal is an Eleanor Roosevelt Science & Technology alum. Krystal studied graphic design at the Delaware College of Art & Design and completed her bachelor’s degree at the Corcoran College of Art + Design. After eight years of working full-time while freelancing as unkanny! design, in 2015, she set out to operate her graphic design business full-time.
Krystal has served causes in art, education and mentorship. A mother of three, she served as technology and marketing chair on PTAs at Woodmore and Pointer Ridge Elementary, and Thomas G. Pullen Creative & Performing Arts Academy. At Pullen, she authored and executed two grants in the amounts of $1,000 and $5,000 for increasing family engagement and creating a courtyard garden. She also engaged Albus Cavus to work with the students to replace the five art panels on display at he front of the school for the 25th anniversary of the flagship creative arts program. Krystal served as head tutor for middle and high school academics with Evangel Cathedral’s Tutorial Ministry.
Krystal lives by the mantra, “leave a place in better condition than the way you found it.”
Marisa holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Purchase College, and a Juris Doctorate from Brooklyn Law School. Marisa has been able to synthesize her arts and legal training to establish a specialized career in the arts and media industries. She currently serves as Senior Counsel to Atlantic Media, Inc. based in Washington, DC. Marisa has worked with a variety of non-profits over the past twenty years, as a volunteer, legal intern, and board member.
Marisa moved to Hyattsville in 2015 with her husband, who is an archaeologist, and her daughter, who will be participating in Art Works Now’s programs when she turns 3 years old.
Gina has worked in marketing for over 10 years with nonprofits, art communities, and sustainable food brands. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Consumer Economics and a Minor in Art from the University of Delaware.
A DC native and Prince George’s County resident, Gina volunteers and freelances in branding, social media, and photography. She’s served as a board member for The Dwelling Place and volunteered with several nonprofits including the Humanities Council of Washington DC. She’s previously worked for Disney on Ice and Whole Foods Market, and currently works as a Strategic Communications and Social Media Contractor for the Department of Defense.
Rebecca Roberts has lived and worked as an educator in Prince George's County for over 20 year and holds a Master’s Degree in in Educational Administration and Supervision. Her 33 years in education have been spent in diverse areas from Appalachia to Washington D.C. Public Schools and she has designed curriculum and programing for ages preschool through Adults. While in D.C., she piloted a Family Literacy Program for immigrant and refugee families that still serves families today. Prior to this, she worked as a Program Coordinator for the Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts, preparing Artists for success in classroom residencies. She is also the proud mother of Lina and Thanh Thai, born in Cambodia and Vietnam, respectfully. She believes that having outlets for creativity and life long learning is the key to a strong and vibrant community and is delighted to be raising children in our art rich neighborhood.
Marilyn stewart, ph.d
Marilyn is a Professor of Art Education at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, co-author of the K-8 textbook program “Explorations in Art,” co-author of “Rethinking Curriculum in Art,” author of “Thinking Through Aesthetics,” and editor of the “Art Education in Practice” series, all published by Davis Publications.
A frequent keynote speaker and consultant in national curriculum projects, Marilyn has conducted over 200 extended institutes, seminars, or in-service days in over 25 states. The National Art Education Association named Marilyn Stewart the 2011 National Art Educator of the Year.