Our History
Since 1939 the Currier Museum Art Center has served Manchester and the surrounding communities with quality, studio-based educational programs in the visual arts for students of all ages and abilities.

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Staff & Faculty

The Art Center proudly showcases many of our regions most talented art educators and artists who lead our classes, workshops, and special programs.


STAFF

Bruce McColl, Art Center Director, received a BA from Brown University and an MFA from Wayne State University. Bruce exhibits his paintings and drawings widely, and has been the recipient of numerous fellowships and residencies including a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant in 2001. Bruce has work in the permanent collections of the Currier Museum of Art, St. Anselm College, and Union College. He is represented by McGowan Fine Art in Concord, NH. See www.brucemccoll.com  to learn more.

Linn Krikorian, Program Manager, is a graduate of the Currier Museum Art Center and the Philadelphia College of Art where she received her BFA in painting. Linn actively works in her studio and exhibits her acrylic paintings in the region. In 2011, Linn was given the “Women in the Arts” award by the New Hampshire chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution honoring her outstanding work as an artist and educator in our community.

Danielle Gosselin, Office Administrator,received a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design and an MAT from Maine College of Art. Danielle is a freelance illustrator as well as a K-12 art educator.  She exhibits her work in galleries throughout New England.  See daniellegosselin.com to learn more.

Rachel Montroy, Ceramics Manager, received her MFA in ceramics from the School for American Crafts in Rochester, NY and a BA in Studio Art, with a concentration on ceramics, from UNH. In conjunction with teaching, Rachel is a ceramic sculptor and a potter. She regularly exhibits her work in galleries and is in private collections throughout the region. See www.rachelmontroy.com to learn more.

Sadie Barton, Assistant Camp Manager and Office Assistant, is a talented artist and former Art Center student currently majoring in Illustration at NHIA.

Angela Hyde, Office Assistant, is a talented high school artist and musician.

FACULTY

Marek Bennett teaches comics throughout New England and beyond. He has more than a decade of experience drawing regular newspaper comic strips, and his graphic novels have won a Xeric Award and two nominations for New England Arts awards. In 2011, Marek served as official cartoonist of NH's Weeks Act Centennial Committee. He currently teaches programs at the Currier, and at libraries and schools throughout NH with the NH State Council on the Arts, the Arts Alliance of Northern NH, the Children's Literacy Foundation, and more. See www.marekbennett.com to learn more. 

Patti Benson studied fine arts at New England School of Art, UNH, and received her BFA from Notre Dame College, Manchester, NH. Patti was an elementary art educator at both the Matthew Thornton School and Bow Elementary School.

Beth Brisson received her Bachelor in Fine Arts Education from Notre Dame College, and is an art instructor in the Manchester Public Schools.

Annie B. Campbell is a ceramic sculptor from eastern Virginia who received her BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2004 and her MFA from Indiana University in 2010. She has participated in residencies, internships and teaching programs in eight different states/countries in the last nine years in pursuit of a life in clay.

Daniele Caradonna studied animation, illustration and computer generated art at Emerson College and Rochester Institute of Technology, and finished her degree in Art Education at Plymouth State. She is an art educator in the Manchester public schools.

Robert Carsten is known for his friendly and informative teaching style, Robert Carsten, a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, is a board member, signature and master pastelist member of the Pastel Society of America (PSA), a Master's Circle artist in the International Association of Pastel Societies, and is a contributing writer to the Pastel Journal and The Artist's Magazine. See www.robertcarsten.com to learn more.

Ellie Clough received her BFA from NHIA, and is currently a member of the faculty at Villa Augustine School where she teaches art to elementary and middle school children.

Neva Cole earned an MFA in illustration from the Art Institute of Boston, and a BFA from Syracuse University. She is the owner of a freelance illustration and design business. As well as working as a teacher, Neva is also the Graphic Designer and Communications Specialist at the Currier Museum.

Nancy Craig earned a BA from UNH and her MA in teaching from University of Washington. She brings a wealth of experience in private and public school art education to the Art Center.

Pam Difloures graduated from School of the Museum of Fine Arts with a BFA in photography and sculpture and is teaching art in the Manchester School system.

Lauren Dadmun is a ceramic artist who has taught in a wide range of programs, including elementary schools, and all levels of ceramics at Plymouth State University, where she additionally assisted with course development and design.

Corey Doherty is a Manchester artist, teacher and resident. She has taught for more than twenty years in the public and private sectors. She currently is a practicing silk painter and teaches a variety of courses at Central High School.

Ann Trainor Domingue received her BA Studio Art from Rhode Island College, and is a juried artist member of the Copley Society of Art in Boston; and a NH Art Association member and past board member. She has had a long career in graphic design and advertising and is now a professional painter working in acrylic, watercolor and oil. See www.anntrainordomingue.com to learn more.

Adeline Goldminc-Tronzo has taught painting and drawing in New England, France and the Ivory Coast for more than three decades. In the 1970's, she studied at the Arts Students League in NYC and holds a BFA in painting & philosophy. See www.adelinette.com to learn more.

Kerry Harman has a BA in painting from UNH. She has taught extensively in both two- and three-dimensional media, with a specialized interest in ceramics.

Jerry Holbert has been the editorial cartoonist for the Boston Herald for the past 24 years. His award-winning work has appeared in numerous print, broadcast and online publications, and he is currently syndicated by United Media.

Jennifer Holleran is the fine art instructor at St. Catherine of Siena Elementary School in Manchester, and focuses on instruction in the outreach program at the Currier.

Bruce Iverson is an award winning painter who has studied Chinese brush painting (sumi-e in Japan) since 1972 with master Chinese brush painters Jean Shen, Ning Yeh, and I-Hsiung Ju. He has exhibited in group and juried shows throughout the United States and has had several one-man shows in New England. He has traveled to China to gain a deeper understanding of brush painting and is a juried member of the New Hampshire Art Association. See www.iversonarts.com to learn more.

June Latti received a BFA from Fort Steilacoom College, studied painting at NHIA and UNH, and Art Therapy at Pratt Institute. June has a specialized interest in Art Therapy for seniors, people with Alzheimer’s and related disabilities. June works in oil and actively exhibits her work in this region.

Corie Lyford, a graduate of Bridgewater State College in Art and English. She teaches in the youth and outreach programs at the Art Center.

Joseph Montroy received an MFA in sculpture from Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY in 2008. Joe has shown sculpture in a number of galleries in New York, Alabama, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Vermont. His work is in private collections throughout the U.S. See www.josephmontroy.com to learn more.

Kristi Nyhan received a BA from UNH. Kristi has served students in numerous NH public schools and community arts organizations as a teacher and administrator.

Amy O’Boyle is an alum of the Art Center, where she devoted several years to enriching her creativity and volunteering.  Amy received her BA and Master's Degree from UNH with a concentration in Studio Art and Elementary Education.  She is a public school teacher with the Raymond School District and a member of two local artist associations.

John O’Shaughnessy is a graduate of Massachusetts College of Art with a BFA in painting. He has worked in freelance fabric design and illustration, and actively exhibits his paintings in galleries throughout New England. John’s work is shown at the Art 3 Gallery and the Chi’lin Gallery in New Hampshire. In summer 2012, he was a featured artist at AVA Gallery and Art Center in Lebanon, N.H.

Joy Raskin has exhibited her jewelry widely. She is a native of New Hampshire, and is a member of the League of NH Craftsmen. She received her MFA from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth and her BFA from RISD. Her work is in the Currier Museum’s permanent collection. 

Monique Staples graduated from Notre Dame College with a degree in Art Education in 2002, and is an elementary art instructor in the Manchester schools. Monique was named Hippo Press Art Teacher of the Year in 2009!