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Westport Leadership Team

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Alyson Luck | Director

Alyson Luck received her Master of Science in Education and Museum Education from Bank Street, and a B.A. in Art History from the University of Michigan. She has over 15 years of working in Arts Education at both the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and The Jewish Museum in New York City. She has worked with many talented educators to develop exciting ways to engage others in the artmaking process. As a native of Westport, Alyson is thrilled to be part of One River School’s latest chapter.

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Annamaria Perge | Assistant Director of Education

Annamaria Perge graduated with her BFA from Central Connecticut State University and received her MFA in Illustration at the University of Hartford. She is a Connecticut based artist who works in both traditional and digital mediums. She is inspired by beautiful places and funny content. Passionate about art and art education, she is so happy to have found her home at One River School of Art and Design.

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Bailey Cardinal | Assistant Director

Bailey Cardinal has her BFA from Fairfield University in Studio Art and Art History and her MFA in American Fine and Decorative Art from Sotheby's Institute of Art in NYC . She previously worked in New York City in both Auction and Arts Management, where one of her primary roles was client engagement. As an artist her chosen medium is painting, primarily acrylic and watercolor. Bailey is thrilled to foster art in the community, and help artists explore and hone their creativity at One River.

In-Studio Educators

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Katia Claude | Instructor

Katia Claude was born and raised in France before moving to Montreal where she studied Fine Art at the University of Quebec in Montreal. She was an instructor at the French American International school and studied at the San Francisco Studio School in Contemporary Art for her own practice. Katia is a visual artist with oil painting being her strong medium of expression. She moved to Connecticut two years ago and has found a great fit at One River School of Art And Design.

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Joyce Bottone | Instructor

Joyce Bottone is a Graphic Designer by trade but while raising two children, she found her true passion is to inspire children and adults of all ages, to find their creative flair. Her favorite medium is mixed media and photography.

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Emma Reid | Instructor

Emma Reid graduated from SUNY Purchase with a BFA in Graphic Design. She works in many artistic mediums but her focus is mainly on design and illustration. As a freelancer, she works on everything ranging from movie posters to tattoo design. Art has always been a fundamental part of her life and she hopes to help others acquire the skills they need to make it a part of theirs. At One River she is able to really put this into practice!

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Tory Stefkovich | Administrative Assistant

Tory Stefkovich graduated from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia with a degree in printmaking. Her current work center’s mainly around textiles and usually involves historical and new age techniques in doll making. Tory is glad to be part of the One River Team and be the resource she wished she had growing up. She enjoys helping to give young artists a better understanding of the art world, and how they can take inspiration from newer styles and creative processes.

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Lindsay Belkin | Instructor

Lindsay graduated from Pratt Institute with a BFA in Digital Arts with a concentration 3D Animation. In addition to teaching classes at One River, she works as a freelance 3D artist and Illustrator. She is inspired by Japanese manga artists and works in a variety of different mediums including digital art, watercolor, and traditional Illustration. She enjoys introducing kids to new art techniques and inspiring a fun and creative art space.

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