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Meet the Teaching Artists in Residence

Benjamin Smith (he/him)

Benjamin Smith (he/him)

piano, minister of music and director of the Center for Spirituality & the Arts

Ben was born in Seattle and was raised in Bonney Lake. He has spent most of his adult life living/working and playing in Tacoma...

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Tori Fields (she/her)

Tori Fields (she/her)

sewing, mixed media

Tori Fields is an assemblage artist whose work centers the cast-offs and ephemera of our lives. She loves most the little items we often overlook and that have already lived a story...

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Nathaniel Dybevik (he/him)

Nathaniel Dybevik (he/him)

piano, technology

Nathaniel is a Piano Accompanist and Technician residing in Tacoma, Washington. He began playing the piano at the age of 7...

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Mindy Barker(she/her)

Mindy Barker(she/her)

murals, trompe l’oeil, mixed media

Mindy Barker is a lifelong Washington State resident, born in Tacoma. After receiving her B.F.A. from Pacific Lutheran University...

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Walker Sherman (he/him)

Walker Sherman (he/him)

performing artist & instrumentalist, producer

Walker Sherman is a third generation performing artist, producer and multi instrumentalist. Born in Portland and raised in Alabama...

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Janelle G. (she/her)

Janelle G. (she/her)

yoga Instructor, doula, Reiki Master, Master Life Coach, art guide and mixed media

I am a mother of two, Certified Yoga Instructor, Doula, Reiki Master, Master Life Coach, Art Guide and Mixed Media Artist...

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Adam Martin (he/him)

Adam Martin (he/him)

music performance & founder, Artists 4 Life in the Sound

In 2012 I naively but boldly facilitated a 3-way collaboration with the established South Sound Luminary Masters at Olympia's Procession of the Species...

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