This Sunday I was thrilled to be a part of the Mill Valley Library "Storybook Ball" fundraiser. This little cutie is holding up her "recycling" creation, a project organized by Zoe Harris (on the right.) I am honored to be a new instructor at the "O'Hanlon Center for the Arts" in Mill Valley, while Zoe, leading the way ahead of me, has been teaching art and culture in the Bay Area for over 30 years. "She has worked in both public and private elementary and middle schools. In addition, she has also taught in museums, libraries and community centers. Some of the Marin institutions she has worked in include Bay Area Discovery Museum, Global Education of Marin, Marin County Office of Education; Willowcreek, Gallinas, Coleman, Olive, Lagunitas, Bacich, and Bahia Vista Schools, Ross Valley Summer School, Canal Ministry and Pickleweed Community Center Kids Club."
Along with her extensive background in art education, Zoe is heavily involved with the Marin community. Her obsession with the annual "Day of the Dead" celebrations led to this little gem of a book, "Pinatas and Smiling Skeletons," which can be found in several local libraries.
Zoe, thank you for the lovely afternoon! You can learn more about Zoe's current class offerings at O'Hanlon, here. And her Multicultural Workshops range from "Ecology and Culture" to "Folk Art" to "Chinese Toys." You can reach her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.