Posted on September 30, 2020
Chellie LaPointe (she/her) has been with the Durham Art Guild since the fall of 2016 as our Education and Outreach Coordinator. She has managed and advanced two of our core arts programs, the Creative Mentorship Program and the Artist in Residence program.
She is moving on from DAG to focus more on her teaching job and her independent craft business Little Bird Yarn Company. While we are going to miss Chellie, we are thankful for all her contributions to DAG and we are excited for her future endeavors!
We are delighted to welcome local artist Anthony Patterson (he/him) as the new Education and Outreach Coordinator at DAG. Anthony will begin working with us on November 1 as we prepare for the next cycle of the Creative Mentorship Program.
Anthony was the first Durham Art Guild/Black on Black Project Artist in Residence, which began as a new six-month residency July-December 2019. We then expanded the partnership for a bonus six-month residency that engaged with participants in the 2020 Creative Mentorship Program. We are thrilled to bring Anthony’s skills, energy and ideas to the Durham Art Guild leadership! You can learn more about Anthony through his artist website www.aipatterson.com.
Please help us thank Chellie and wish her well and help us congratulate Anthony and welcome him to the DAG family. You can leave a brief note for either of them in the google form linked below that we will pass on. Thanks! LINK HERE
You can also make a donation to the 2021 Creative Mentorship Program in honor of Chellie or Anthony. Please mention your honorary request in the donation notes. This would be an excellent kick-off to the $14,000 we need to raise for the 2021 program! LINK HERE