Jerry Beck is an artist, poet, educator and community leader. His artwork has been exhibited widely including at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Museum, Artists Space in New York City, Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, Capp Street Project in San Francisco, Mass MoCA, Snug Harbor Cultural Center in NY, Creative Time’s “Art on the Beach.” Beck has gotten many grants including multiple National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grants, Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Arts International grant, New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) grants, and multiple Massachusetts Cultural Council grants.
Coraly Rivera is from Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. She is a Community Leader, Spanish Teacher and Advisor of the Multicultural Club at Fitchburg High School. She has a passion for Latino culture and enjoys empowering young people to believe that anything is possible. Coraly has a Business Degree form Fitchburg State University and an Associates Degree in Managerial Accounting from The University of Puerto Rico. She is a mother of four and enjoys exercise, reading, dancing, animals, and designing fashions.
Karin Cevasco is an educator who is committed to a child’s inherent right to play. Through play, creativity and problem solving are born. Karin is a co-founder of the Gate City Charter School for the Arts, located in Merrimack, NH. She served as the school’s Executive Director for two years, working to support and grow the school’s arts-integrated mission. Karin became involved with The Revolving Museum through its ARTventures program. Karin enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, hiking and enjoying the wonders of nature and the beauty of music.
Alex Freemanworks as a purchaser for Steel Fab, Inc. in Fitchburg. He graduated from Keene State College with a BS in management. Alex is an avid gear head and spends what free time he can wrenching on his project cars.
Heidi Feinstein Founder of the quick-service, whole-foods restaurants Life Alive, In 2004 Heidi Feinstein was a visionary pioneer, opening the only restaurant in MA serving a 100% vegetarian-vegan menu with 100% of its foods grown exclusively with organic farming methods. A student of human potential, artist, activist, dancer, and holistic therapist, Heidi conceptualized an Urban Oasis and Organic Café that would passionately nurture everyone who walked through its doors, and by doing so, “feed the vitality of the world… one meal at a time.” Heidi is currently devoted to building “Soul Mama Farm & Food,” a permaculture farm in Eliot, ME where people, place and passion will join forces to create a test-kitchen, restaurant, research-center, workshop, event and play space celebrating abundance and awakening our health and vitality. As Soul Mama organically grows, Heidi continues to support budding entrepreneurs, facilitate groups and work privately with individuals to manifest meaning. She received her MA in Expressive Arts Therapy from Lesley University, her Canadian Naturopathic and Massage Diploma from the Institute for Natural Health, and her BA in Eastern Philosophy and Religion from George Washington University.
Anahi Cordero was born on January 16, 2001. She is currently a senior at Fitchburg High School. She is also a big sister, poet, volleyball player, singer, and peer leader at LUK Inc. Anahi looks forward to attending college outside of Massachusetts, to major in music and minor in criminal justice.
Stephanie Sewhuk-Thomas is an art educator based in Nashua, NH. After graduating from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University with degrees in Fine Arts and Art Education, Stephanie went on to establish a vibrant art program at the Germaine Lawrence School in Arlington, Massachusetts. Germaine Lawrence is a residential Treatment Center for Girls. The art program proved to be very valuable in the girls treatment. Her role was then expanded to Director of Expressive Arts, where she worked with community members and organizations, bringing in guest artists and workshops. She also had the opportunity to establish a successful arts-based day program in their short-term center. Stephanie spent time working at the American Textile History Museum in Lowell, in their Education Department. She developed education curriculum such as their popular Colonial Days program. She also worked with schools, getting them through the doors of the Museum. Stephanie has taught private art lessons and a college-level drawing course at Nashua Community College. She is currently working for the Nashua School District where she has established an art program and is teaching art classes at their alternative high school.
Jose Gonzalez became The Revolving Museum’s first youth advisor in 1988. Since then, he and his twin sister Becky have been a major force behind the museum’s success. Jose has participated in numerous art projects including: as the Director of Tours as part of “The Secret Ark of Icon Park,” with the Institute of Contemporary Art at the Charlestown Navy Yard; Artist/educator for the “CRUMBS COMPANY,” with the Boston Foundation and the Miami, Florida, Public Schools; “POWERHOUSE,” Boston Children’s Museum; Visual/performance artist for “Wonder’s of the World: Pinball ARTcade & Side-Show,” at the Boston Center for the Arts; and artist for the “Pie In The Sky Company” at the Institute of Contemporary Art. Boston, MA. Jose has a long history working with people with challenging mental health issue and disabilities.
Becky Cruz-Crosson is a clinician at the Commonwealth and Mental Health and Wellness Center in Boston, MA., where she works with adults and adolescents doing individual therapy and school based counseling. She attended Gordon College and graduated with a B.A. in Youth Ministries and Biblical Studies. After graduating college, Becky worked as a youth worker for Straight Ahead Ministries, a faith based organization that works with juvenile offenders. In this role, she was overseeing their girls programming for approximately four years. She helped girls mature spiritually and successfully transition back into their communities. This not only contributed to lowering recidivism in Boston, but also provided young women with a sense of purpose. Her passion for working with youth and families led her to pursue her Masters in Mental Health Counseling at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. Becky and her husband are licensed ministers at Morning Star Baptist Church in Mattapan, MA. The couple live in Boston, MA.
JANE HUDSON Born in New York City of artist parents, she has pursued the life of an artist through rock music, video art, photography and painting as well as teaching artists for many years at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. (1974-2006) Jane received an NEA for her work in Video, and showed large abstract paintings in Boston at the Atlantic Gallery, Nielsen Gallery and Segal Gallery in Boston. She is also a composer and musical performer. Currently Hudson is painting full-time in acrylic and gouache, and is exhibiting in Berkshire venues.
Kate Hanson Foster’s first book of poems, Mid Drift, was published by Loom Press and was a finalist for the Massachusetts Center for the Book Award in 2011. Her work has appeared in Comstock Review, Harpur Palate, Poet Lore, Salamander, Tupelo Quarterly, Five:2:One Magazine and elsewhere. She was recently awarded the NEA Parent Fellowship through the Vermont Studio Center. She lives in and writes in Groton, MA. katehansonfoster.com
David Serrano is an avid PC gamer turned web developer. He has taken time out of his schedule to develop The Revolving Museum website. It’s usually a fight but the job gets done. Aside with fighting with the website David can also be found doing home repair for friends. If you find any errors or are having trouble with the website he can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org