Jill Osgood is an artist and educator who enjoys illustration, book making, and creating anything with a little paint and some paper. Her work and life are deeply influenced by the natural world and the beautiful state of Maine.
Nance Parker is the Artistic Director of Shoestring Theater, Maine’s longest running community puppet theater. Her large and colorful puppets have been seen throughout the state for over 30 years. Highly influenced by Brazilian carnival puppets as well as Europe’s street theater tradition, Parker works primarily in clay and paper-mâché. She is a master of
Mihku Paul is a writer, visual artist, and storyteller. A Malaseet Indian, Mihku is a member of Kingsclear First Nation, N.B., Canada She was born and raised along the Penobscot river in Maine. Mihku received a traditional education from her grandfather, a Maliseet trapper and river guide who served in WWII and traveled in a
Antonio Rocha, a native of Brazil, began his career in the performing arts in 1985. In 1988 he received a Partners of the Americas grant to come to the United States to perform and deepen his mime skills with mime master Tony Montanaro. Since then he has earned a summa cum laude theater BA from
Meghan is an interdisciplinary artist and educator who enjoys working with a wide range of ages and abilities. She holds masters degrees in counseling/art therapy and fine arts and believes everyone has expressive capacity. Rooted in sculpture, and willing to try anything, Meghan enjoys the wonder and experimentation of art making with kids. Meghan also serves
Alicia has been a raving, doodling, art fiend since she can remember. As a child, she remembers sitting silently for hours drawing on placemats at the restaurant where her mom was a waitress. When she went to work with her dad at construction sites, she drew in the sand with a stick or on pavement
Jude Valentine is a painter and printmaker. She completed her BFA at the Maine College of Art and received an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Art. She has received numerous awards for her work, including a Jerome Foundation Fellowship, grants through the New York Council on the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts,
Terrence Wolfe moved to Portland from South Florida in the Summer of 2014 shortly after graduating from G-Star, an award winning school for motion pictures and broadcasting. Since then, Terry has become immersed in the local community; working as a filmographer for the Bicycle Coalition of Maine and local public schools. His involvement with Side