Meet Kristin

Kristin is a graduate of the University of Arizona with a MFA in painting. She completed a teaching certificate program at the University of Phoenix and received her BFA in painting from Tyler School of Art. She has extensive experience working with diverse cultural and ethnic populations and constructing curricula …

What are you for? Is this the most productive use of your time?

I have recently been questioned for not protesting along with Occupy Philadelphia members. With vandalism in the name of protest in State College I feel again called to ask people to simply volunteer for the issues they care about. Volunteer with kids in low- income neighborhoods so they can be …

Here is a compilation of feed back from Latona and 32nd St. Peace Park Project

“Congratulations on another wonderful achievement for the neighborhood and the city!  It looks great.  I hope that you and your volunteers are patting yourselves on the back.   It looks like the city needs many more projects like this one and it is great that the neighbors and kids are joining …

On Thugs, Grace, and the Beauty Path

(An inspired moment when I had our students (seen below) using my car for a desk to finish drawing mural designs for surrounding garage area neighborhood hangout.) I recently listened to this powerful series on thugs by The American Life (http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/442/thugs). The last piece in the series, “Thugs,” only convinces …

“When people keep telling you that you can’t do a thing, you kind of like to try it.” ― Margaret Chase Smith

Yes, I guess there is also a bit of the rebel in me and the “Question Authority” bumper sticker sure makes sense if you want innovation. We have been told that it is pointless to paint a mural on “that” wall or in “this” neighborhood because it will be graffitied. …