Cait Byrnes has been serving as the Program Coordinator at 901 Arts for the past 3 years through the Community Arts Collaborative, a Baltimore based AmeriCorps program. She received her BFA in General Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2010, with a concentration in textiles, photography and community based art. When she’s not on site, Cait’s own art practice includes elaborate glittery costume-making and puppetry.
If she could drop everything for 2 weeks and go anywhere, she would go to the Caribbean, do a lot of yoga, drink tons of green juice, and sleep.
Jacob Budenz is a performing artist, writer, and rising senior at Johns Hopkins University. He is a double major in Writing Seminars and Spanish. At 901 Arts, he works as an administrator and occasional teacher.
If he could drop everything and spend 2 weeks anywhere, he would go to New Zealand and write until his hands fell off.
Nicole Dyer is a painter, drawer, and recent graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). She is an assistant art teacher at 901 Arts through the Community Arts Partnership program at MICA. She enjoys spending most of her time in the sun and nagging her students to do the same.
If she could drop everything and spend 2 weeks anywhere, she would chase summer to Australia and paint murals on the beach.
Amanda Metcalf is a contemporary artist studying Interdisciplinary Sculpture with a concentration in Video at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) She interns as an art teacher and leader of Youthworks Summer Program at 901 Arts.
If she could drop everything and spend 2 weeks anywhere, she would spend it in Seoul collaborating with other artists and friends to make a movie there.
Elizabeth Lilly is an animator, illustrator and graphic designer who is set to graduate from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in 2014. She is one of two art teachers at 901 Arts for the summer.
If she could drop everything for two weeks, she would go to Bogota, Colombia to meet her mother's side of the family, and spend whole days singing Spanish ballads, swimming in rivers and eating delicious arepas.
LaVontre’ Ford is a visual artist and a junior Illustration major at the Maryland Institute and College of Art (MICA). He is interning at 901 Arts through the school’s Community Arts Partnership program. He is one of two art teachers at 901 Arts for the summer.
If he could drop everything and spend 2 weeks anywhere, he would go to Nigeria and spend some time with his father’s side of the family.