STAFF and TEACHING ARTISTS
Liz Carney, Executive Director
A visual artist born and raised in Dorchester, Liz has twenty years experience working as a classroom art teacher and community arts educator. Former Arts Programming Director for Dorchester Boys and Girls Clubs, Liz has worked with communities in the South Bronx, Boston and most recently Cape Cod to build community collaborations through the Arts. As a working visual artist, she has exhibited her paintings in numerous solo and group exhibitions, has been featured in publications, has received numerous grants, awards and commissions for her work. She has served on several boards such as the Boston Cultural Council, the Boston Redevelopment Authority's Artist Review Board and currently serves on the Collections Committee of the Provincetown Art Museum. She also owns and operates an art gallery in Provincetown MA. She has a degree in Fine Art from Smith College.
Cheryl Robinson, Programming Director
Cheryl is an artist, teacher and mother who has taught classes for Dot Art for over ten years. She has an undergraduate degree from Mass College of Art in Painting and Printmaking and an MFA in Drawing and Intermedia from the University of Iowa. She is licensed K-12 Visual Arts Teacher in the State of Massachusetts. She has created public artworks for the Boston Housing Authority with funding from the Edward Ingersoll Brown Fund. She has exhibited regionally and nationally.
Susan O’Shea, Bookeeper
Originally from Dorchester, Susan is a mother of three and an advocate for the neighborhood.
Darrell Anne Gane-McCalla is an artist and educator with a degree in Art Education from Massachusetts College of Art and studied art at Sarah Lawrence College. A teacher in the Boston Public Schools as well as Cambridge, Darrell promotes art as a vital element in the struggle for human rights, and in the creation of new ways of living. Her own practice is primarily sculpture, illustration, and mixed media. Her community collaborations are mainly murals, mosaics, and workshops. She believes that art can change perceptions; create spaces for dialogue and instill senses of possibility.
Janet Shea is an artist, teacher and parent with experience in painting, drawing, printmaking, and set design. She studied art history and studio art at Simmons College and has a MA in Studio Art from Harvard University. Janet has been teaching early childhood art classes with Dot Art for 10 years.
Judy Shea is a social worker, therapist and parent living in Dorchester. She is the former Director of the Parent Child Program at The Little House, a community agency in Dorchester. Judy has an MS in Social Work from Boston University and has been teaching early childhood art classes with Dot Art for 10 years.
Ed Pazaneese is and Art Educator who has for many years been the director of the Families Learning Together Program at Spontaneous Celebrations in Jamaica Plain. He has a degree in Early Childhood Education with a focus on Special Education. Ed has taught for Dot Art in our school partnership program for several years and also holds a degree in Art Education from Mass College Art.
Amanda Role. Lesley University, Cambridge MA. Candidate for Masters in Art Therapy.
Elizabeth Connolly: Lesley University, Cambridge MA. Candidate for Masters in Art Therapy.
Dominique Denbow: Smith College, Northampton MA. Candidate for BA in Neuroscience.
Alana Parkinson. Originally from Dorchester, and a former Dot Art student, Alana has been active in youth art programs in Boston such as Boston City Singers and Artists For Humanity. She is a student at Boston University.