Meg Christie is a performer, teaching artist, and therapist. Improvising is an integral part of every aspect of her life. She is a founding member of Portland Playback Theatre, playing back stories from the audience since 2006. After working in community mental health for about 10 years, she started a small private therapy practice in
Leah Cross is an artist and teacher living in Portland, Maine. Leah works in a variety of media including ceramics, paint, textiles, and encaustic collage. She has been working with children in the Portland area for the last 14 years since moving to Munjoy Hill from the woods of western Maine.
Laurie Downey is a visual artist/designer and educator. With a degree in graphic design from Massachusetts College of Art and a background in printing, Laurie has designed a wide variety of print and digital publications. After years of working solely in 2D, she made the big jump into the third dimension and her studio practice
Indigo Grey lives and creates in Lewiston, Maine, where they moved in 2015. Formally trained as a printmaker, and informally trained as a proletarian and malcontent, Indigo engaged with political organizing and community arts after becoming displaced by gentrification. Indigo has always enjoyed giving things to the people and communities they love. Things given can
Lisa Hicks is a dancer and choreographer. Lisa has been a guest artist in many elementary, middle, and high schools throughout Maine as well as an adjunct lecturer at USM, Bates College, and Bowdoin College. Lisa enjoys teaching dance to dancers of all ages, exploring creative movement, dance improvisation, storytelling, and modern dance techniques.
Tonee Harbert is a photographer living in Portland, Maine. His frequent subjects have been Maine people and the Maine landscape. His work traverses the documentary, editorial, commercial, and fine art photography realms.
Jamie Hogan teaches illustration at Maine College of Art and is the award-winning illustrator of Rickshaw Girl, A Warmer World, and Here Come the Humpbacks! She grew up hiking and skiing in the White Mountains of New Hampshire before earning an illustration degree at Rhode Island School of Design.
Case Ledoux is a visual and audio artist from Portland, Maine. He graduated with a BA in media studies from the University of Southern Maine in 2014. He began his creative career as a photographer for the Free Press, USM’s student newspaper, later working with Dispatch Magazine, Northeast Hearing & Speech, and more.
Originally from Québec, Canada, Cat graduated from the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières with a bachelor’s degree in theater and visual arts education. She moved to Portland early in 2011 and began teaching at Oak Street Studios. In 2014, she began working as a Teaching Artist at Side x Side.
Pennsylvania-born, Franco-American artist Pamela Moulton currently resides in Maine after spending 23 years in France. A textile and installation artist, she received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont and Villa Arson, France. Pamela worked in New York City as a set designer and art director while continuing to exhibit abroad as a fine