TA Visual Art

11 Feb

Deitrich “Dee” Faison

Deitrich P. Faison (Dee) a native of Camden, New Jersey resides in Bear, Delaware. After receiving a B.S. degree from Hampton University, VA in Health and Physical Education she earned a M. Ed. in Dance Ed. From Temple University, PA, Additional studies: PA Ballet, and University of the Arts, PA. She taught Health, Physical Ed., Biology and the Dance Arts to middle and high school students in Philadelphia, PA. She was awarded “Best Practices in PA Arts in Education” and...

07 Dec

Ismail Abdus-salaam

Hi, I’m Ish, an independent film maker, music producer, and content creator from Philadelphia.  I have a passion for creating art that inspires and have been doing so for the past decade and a half.  I began as a musician and pursued a career as a professional guitarist.  In that pursuit, I was led to shift my focus to music production, then audio engineering, and eventually film.  Currently, I work with artists to help them create music from concept to...

29 Sep

Melissa Berman

Melissa Berman brings over 25 years of experience as an innovative, critically-acclaimed award-winning teaching artist and performer in theatre, dance and music. Ms. Berman holds a BFA (honors) in Dramatic Art and Speech and Graduate Work in Educational Theatre from Virginia Commonwealth University. Melissa’s diverse background focuses on students ages 2- 1/2 years to Adult including a strong emphasis with the at-risk, underserved and special needs populations. Melissa has been a teaching artist with the Los Angeles Arts Group serving the at-risk community for the Mountain View...

11 Feb

Yolanda Chetwynd

Yolanda recently returned from France where she spent a year learning French and developing her art. In 2017 she won the Masters fellowship in Delaware for her visual art. This is the highest honor bestowed on Delawarean artists. She has consistently exhibited her art work since 1982. Her latest solo exhibition was in the City of Nantes in France. In addition to being recognized as a distinguished artist, Yolanda has been working for DIAE for the last 28 years. She...

08 Sep

JaQuanne LeRoy Daniels

I am a local artist born and raised in Wilmington, DE. I began painting in 2015 while studying advertising design at Delaware Technical and Community College in Dover, DE. I’ve participated in solo and group exhibitions for Wilmington Art Loop. In 2017, I worked with Westside Grows’ Utility Box Project. I was also commissioned by the Delaware Children’s Museum to install my artwork as well as a mural. Most recently I was the Teaching Artist and Curator in Residence for...

08 Jul

Gina Degnars-Graves

Gina Degnars-Graves is a Musician and Board Certified Coach who has been teaching, coaching, and performing for over 30 years. From earning a BA in Piano Performance at the University of the Arts to enjoying a thriving and successful career as a singer/songwriter, producer, band leader, music director, private instructor, and recording artist, her background in music is extensive. Gina’s work as a Teaching Artist with the Delaware Institute for Arts in Education gave her immersive experience in the field...

11 Feb

Jason Keller

Jason is a freelance performer and educator living in Newark, DE. Being involved with music and the marching arts for almost fifteen years, he has worked with over a dozen percussion programs throughout Delaware and surrounding states. Among them are high schools, colleges and independent organizations, including the Baltimore Ravens, Shepherd University, Jersey Surf Drum & Bugle Corps, Madison Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps, and United Percussion. Jason is the founder of J.K. Percussion & Arts, a company focused on assisting...

07 Dec

Constanza Madariaga

My name is Constanza Madariaga, also known as Cony Madariaga, Delaware-based Artist, Born in Santiago Chile. I Have been in love with Art since I was a child.  Creating has been my therapy, and safe space to express myself throughout my lifetime. Being able to have access to art classes in middle school and high school allowed me to explore different mediums and techniques.  Although I did not continue my education in the Arts, I have always gravitated...

09 Mar

Amber Rance

Amber Is a choreographer performer, arts-based researcher and creative artist based in Wilmington, DE. Amber has performed across the world and danced in several groundbreaking multidisciplinary productions, including “Same Stories, Different Countries” and “Women of Consequence”. She has also taught arts integration and presented arts-based research in Belize, Australia and South Africa.  Amber graduated from the University of Delaware (2020) with a Bachelor’s degree in Health Behavior Science with a minor in Disability studies.  ...

01 Feb

William Reid

William Reid (He/Him/His) is an early career actor located just outside of Philadelphia. He has worked on film and stage in varying degrees and loves when he can connect with an audience through his character. Aside from his work on the stage, he has spent the past year developing a passion for working with youth in the performing arts. Most of his work has been teaching weekly acting classes or directing full-fledged productions of licensed musicals. His work as an...