Artists

Carrie Kingsbury

Carrie Kingsbury is a professional muralist, with degrees in both graphic and fine arts who has owned her own business for over 15 years. She is experienced in working closely and collaboratively with clients, public school art departments, and interior design firms. Murals have been executed in private homes, businesses such as theaters, nursing homes, spas, day […]

Eleanor Asuncion-Evans

Eleanor received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Illustration from The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA. Her background includes working as a Medical Illustrator with The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and as an Art Instructor with Bryn Mawr College’s STEM and the Arts Intensive. As a professional Illustrator and exhibiting artist […]

Colleen Attara

Colleen Attara

Colleen has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Houston and has been a full time artist for 11 years. Colleen teaches at The Artists of Yardley Art Center as well as at her studio. She has done projects for the last three years with the graduating 5th grade class at Makefield Elementary using […]

Tina Barrows

Tina Barrows has taught classes and exhibited her art at many colleges, universities and museums, including Penn State Univ., Bucks Co. Comm. College, Longwood Gardens, Marywood College, The Michener and Please Touch Museums. She has given presentations to PA Garden Clubs, PA Women’s State Basketry Guilds, PA Questers and the Chesterfield Historical Society. Ms. Barrows […]

David Bell

David Bell earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in filmmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute. He taught undergraduate filmmaking production classes there and graduate level courses at Western Connecticut State College. Over the past 20 years he has developed and taught hands-on animation workshops at camps, schools, and art centers and also written […]

Raymond Buchichio

Raymond Buchichio has studied with the following respected artists: Joanna Krasnasky, Steve Zazensky, Gail Bracegirdle, Bill Kaiser, Vince CEglia, Bill Double and Mel Leipzig. His work has been influenced by and studied the painting methods of Tony Couch, Tom Lynch, Jeanne Dobie and Tony Van Hasselt. Raymond works exclusively in watercolors and his work has […]

Jennifer Cole

Jennifer Cole has been a professional artist for over 20 years, creating murals, signs/graphics & original artwork for commercial and residential clients. Working as a scenic artist for films and theatre in Philadelphia and a charge scenic artist for film, television and video for over 13 years at Hill Studio in Paulsboro, NJ. A few […]

Jeff Dershin

Jeff Dershin has spent 3 decades as an entertainer and educator. He has toured Europe as keyboardist with the seminal rock/fusion band “Sweet Smoke,” accompanied Pat Benatar and Patty Smyth, served on the faculty of public and private schools, directed musical plays both in schools and off-Broadway, and has written original music (traditional and electronic) […]

Dave Fry

Folksinger, coffee-house impresario, D.J., music educator, guitar and mandolin virtuoso—if it has anything to do with folk music, Dave Fry’s been there, done that. After nearly 40 years of performing solo and with bands, in clubs and schools, at folk festivals and the White House, in Mexico and Germany, his contagious love of music hasn’t […]

Harry Gambrill

Harry plays the guitar, the bass, the mandolin and the resonator guitar. Some of Harry’s compositions include, River Valley Hop, Identify with the Cross and My West Virginia Home.

Beth Gaynor Lapat

Beth Gaynor LaPat is a local composer whose orchestral, chamber, and choral music has been performed in concerts and festivals throughout the Northeast and Midwest. She received a Bachelor of Music from the New England Conservatory of Music before studying for her doctorate in music composition and ethnomusicology at the University of Chicago. She is […]

Miriam Giguere

Miriam Giguere is a doctoral candidate in the dance department of Temple University, Director of the dance program at Drexel University, and Director of Body Language Dance Company. She has also taught dance at Ravens Run Arts, was a company member of the Ann Vachon/Dance Conduit, Terry Beck Troupe, and South Street Dance Companies. Miriam […]

Terri Herring

Terri Herring is the director of Ravens Run Visual & Performing Arts Camp. She has taught art classes at Rimon Jewish Day School, Shir Ami Kindergarten, Sol Feinstone Kindergarten Art Program, and Children’s Seashore House. She has been a participating artist in AIR since 2002. Terri studied at both Queens College and The Clay Studio. […]

Gabrielle Kanter

Gabrielle Kanter earned her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI, and her BFA from The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA.  Her career as a professional artist and teaching artist has spanned 20 years.  She has taught students of all ages and abilities at universities, art centers, and schools throughout the region.  […]

Susan Lerner

All four members have advanced degrees in music performance and many years of professional performing and teaching experience.

Lynn Levin

Lynn Levin is the 1999 Bucks County Poet Laureate, and she teaches creative writing at the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University. She is co-author of Poems for the Writing: Prompts for Poets, a Next Generation Indie Book Awards finalist in education/academic books, and she has published four collections of poems. Lynn has twice been awarded […]

Rachel Levy Lesser

Rachel is the author of “Who’s Going to Watch My Kids?”, “Shopping for Love” and the children’s book “My Name is Rebecca Romm, Named after My Mother’s Mom.” Her work has been published in The Huffington Post, The Glamour Magazine Blog, The Philadelphia Jewish Exponent, Philadelphia Metropolis, AND Magazine, Joonbug and Bucks Local News. Rachel […]

Betsy Loughran

All four members have advanced degrees in music performance and many years of professional performing and teaching experience.

Brian Mahany

All four members have advanced degrees in music performance and many years of professional performing and teaching experience.

Susan Mitrano

Susan Mitrano is a watercolor artist, printmaker, fiber artist and art educator who also enjoys experimenting with new media. Ms. Mitrano teaches art at Haddonfield Middle School and has taught at schools in Princeton, Bridgewater and Montgomery. She is a graduate of Syracuse University (BFA in Graphic Design) and The College of New Jersey (BA […]

Elaine Morales

Elaine’s main priority as an artist is to express a deeper connection between works of art and their admirers. She believes that artists are never done learning, therefore her passion for art has been flourishing since she first picked up a pencil at a young age. Art has always been a part of who she […]

Sabrina Profitt

Sabrina Profitt is a classically trained stage and film actress and the mother of three daughters.  She toured the country performing in Shakespeare festivals, children’s theaters, regional theatres and on location in films.  She is a member of the Actor’s Equity Association and the Screen Actor’s Guild.  She received her MFA in Acting from Florida […]

Jayne Puccio

Jayne Puccio has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Commercial Design and Photography from Lycoming College as well as a Master’s Degree in Art Education/Art History from C. W. Post, Long Island University. She has been working with Bucks AiIR since 2009 teaching mixed media art projects throughout Bucks County and Trenton area school districts. […]

Leanne Purkis Blevins

Leanne Purkis Blevins, of Magic Glass, caught the “glass bug” in the 1990’s. She teaches both adults and children at many community education programs. Leanne is a self taught artist. Website: www.magicglassart.com

Karina Raude

As the principal and creative director for Karina Raude Designs, Karina works with museums, schools and private institutions to design, develop and construct engaging, educational and exciting spaces. Karina is an innovative and experienced exhibit designer and muralist who has created and painted exhibits at The Bucks County Children’s Museum (designed its four interactive exhibit […]

Leigh Robertson

Leigh Robertson (Contra-Mestra Gata Brava) began training under the guidance of Mestre Doutor, A.S.C.A.B. Capoeira, in 2000. Since receiving her Instructor cord in 2006 she has been a featured guest instructor at Capoeira events throughout the country and abroad. After earning the rank of Professora in 2009, Leigh founded Capoeira Morro Verde with the vision […]

Melissa Roxey

Melissa Roxey is the co founder and Associate Director of Roxey Ballet and the Director of the affiliated Mill Ballet School. She is an accomplished teacher following her professional career as a dancer. She was a soloist with the American Repertory Ballet and then a principal with the Dayton Ballet Company. Along with her husband, […]

Dan Simcox

Dan Simcox

Dan attended Council Rock North High School and Loch Haven University. He has taught Claymation to hundreds of students at Ravens Run Visual & Performing Arts Camp. Dan also coaches lacrosse to student athletes.

Bob Suttman

All four members have advanced degrees in music performance and many years of professional performing and teaching experience

Christopher Totoro

Christopher Totora is the Producing Artistic Director of the Little Fish Theatre Collaborative; a South Jersey based Theatre Company, which uses music, dance, puppetry, and the production arts to fully explore and experiment with the collaborative nature of the art of theatre. He has been working as a theatre artist for the past seven throughout […]

Hoagy Wing

Hoagy Wing is a Percussion Coach at Marple Newtown Senior High School, Senior High Music Teacher at The Crefeld School, and is the Drum Master at the Philadelphia Fife & Drum. Hoagy received a BA Cum Laude from Gettysburg College.

April Zay

April Zay is a working artist who founded Hummingbird Arts in 2006. She has been teaching art throughout Central NJ and Bucks County for the past decade. April has run workshops and classes at the Grounds For Sculpture, Bright Horizons Child Development Center, North Brunswick Public Library, Windsor Montessori, Bucks County Classical Arts Center, The […]