Robert Bean: B.F.A. from Mississippi State University and M.F.A. from Louisiana State University. Taught classes in figure painting and drawing at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA and Alabama A&M University, Normal, AL. Currently teaching classes at UAHuntsville in the Department of Art and Art History. His works have been in group and solo exhibitions. Currently has a studio at the Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment Center. Artist Website: rbeanart.com and lowemill.net/portfolio-item/robert-bean-painting-studio-315/
Kristy Jane From-Brown: B.F.A. from University of South Alabama. Elementary and secondary art instructor at the Huntsville Museum of Art’s Museum Academy for ten years. She works in all media painting, drawing, printmaking, and ceramics. Her emphasis is on printmaking techniques. Has displayed works in several group and solo exhibitions. Served as the Gallery Administrator for the University of Alabama Department of Art and Art History. Currently has a studio at the Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment Center. Artist Website: frombrown.com and lowemill.net/portfolio-item/kristy-jane-from-brown-painting-studio-321/
Sheila Cape: B.S. in Art Education from Auburn University and work in Special Education from University of Alabama. Attended graduate studies in art at Troy State University. Elementary and secondary art instructor at the Huntsville Museum of Art’s Museum Academy, Museum docent and outreach program volunteer.
Kay Casteel: Associates in Graphic Design, Calhoun; Bachelor of Art, Athens State University. Institute of Children’s Literature, Connecticut and Art School of Minneapolis. Member of the Southern Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Currently writing and illustrating historical fiction for middle grades. Teaching private lessons and seminars.
Lenore Corey: Painter working primarily in oil paint. Lenore Corey Studio is located at Lowe Mill Arts and Entertainment. Her work has been exhibited in group and solo juried exhibits, local galleries, and in publications. She holds a state certification in art education and a M.Ed. from Alabama A&M University, Normal, AL. Artist Website: lenorecoreyart.com
Anna Sue Courtney: Attended East Stroudsburg State College in Pennsylvania majoring in visual and performance arts. Coordinated interdisciplinary collaborations at her studio as well as for museums, community centers, schools, universities, and other indoor and outdoor venues. Her puppet company, Squeaking Tribe, is located in downtown Huntsville. She is a part-time puppeteer for the nationally syndicated Kids on the Block Troupe of Educational Puppets; a member of the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta, GA and Puppeteers of America. Taught the Museum’s Art for Homeschooled Students Program and other preschool, elementary, and secondary grade level art classes. Currently has a studio at the Lowe Mill & Entertainment Center. Artist Website: lowemill.net/portfolio-item/squeaking-tribe-studios-puppetry-studio-269/
Greg Datcher: Artist and instructor in ceramics. Taught at The Studio in Huntsville. Attended Alabama A&M University, majoring in fine arts. Works in all clay forms from handbuilding to wheel throwing techniques with sculptural qualities.
Shanna Graves: M.A. in Art Education from Alabama A&M University. Mrs. Graves is in her 11th year as a secondary art teacher for Huntsville City schools. Mrs. Graves has also taught art in Grades K-8 at the Huntsville Museum of Art. She has taught all grade levels in various art media and art history. Her main focus is mainly on sculpture and drawing.
Melanie Laten: B.F.A. in ceramics and printmaking and M.A. in Art Education from University of Montevallo. Attended Savannah College of Art and Design for additional visual arts continuing education. Taught for over 25 years in art education in Alabama public school system. Currently Huntsville Museum of Art docent. Works in all media particularly ceramics and painting.
Conor O’Brien: Known for his paintings about natural and manmade landscapes, still lifes, and portraits using traditional oil painting materials and techniques. O’Brien’s work was included in the Huntsville Museum of Art’s exhibitions – Local Color in 2005 and Encounters in November 11, 2007-February 17, 2008. Currently, Conor works in his studio at Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment. To view some of O’Brien’s artwork and other things – visit his website at conorobrienpainting.webs.com/ and lowemill.net/portfolio-item/conor-obrien-painting-studio-326/
Melinda Ortner: Over 10 years experience in stained glass. Ortner specializes in lamps, windows, mosaic garden stones, repairs and a variety of unique home décor. She has spent the past five years as an Instructor for Daimler-Chrysler Training Center, Kids Camp, The Studio and Hobby Lobby. Her instruction reflects her great passion for glass.
S. Renee Prasil: Instructor at HAL and Huntsville Museum of Art. Also taught all ages and abilities at the Art Ministry at Whitesburg Baptist Center as well as the after school art program at the Hampton Cove Elementary School (Huntsville City Schools). Her art ranges from murals, portraits, clay vessels, handmade tiles, and sculptures all media. Selected as the 2005 Panoply Arts Festival Poster Artist. Currently has a studio at the Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment Center.
Linda Ruhl: B.S. in Fine Art and Design from Arkansas Tech University. Her commissioned portraits are in private collections throughout the country. She is a member of the Portrait Society of America and the American Watercolor Society. In September 2005 and October 2006, she conducted a weeklong Master Class-Portraits in watercolor, pastels, and charcoal with the Grafton Artfest in Grafton City, Australia.
Ken Spirduso: B.F.A. from The University of Kansas in Illustration. Art instructor in painting at the Academy of Art University, Illustrator with Genesis Studios, Layout Artist and Background Painter for Cecropia Animation and Walt Disney Animation. Specializes in visual storytelling, concepts, art education, and fine art. Works in all media to create book illustration, murals and portraits. Artist Website: spirduso.com
Ann Moeller Steverson: M.A. from Alabama A&M University; B.A. in Fine Arts from University of Alabama in Huntsville. She has taught Calhoun Community College, Adjunct Professor, Huntsville Art League, and Monrovia and Hampton Cove Middle Schools. Her works has been exhibited at Huntsville Art League, Gallery on the Square, Sidewalk Art Stroll in Huntsville, and Monte Sano Art Show. Currently has a studio at the Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment Center. Artist Website: annmoellerstudios.com and lowemill.net/portfolio-item/ann-moeller-steverson-painting-studio-103/