Waterworks Visual Arts hires new education coordinator
SALISBURY — Ingrid Erickson will join the team at Waterworks Visual Arts Center as education coordinator.
She will oversee all educational opportunities including summer ARTventures, the ARTstops program, workshops, studio classes and community outreach programs.
“Art is a vitally important subject, and I believe that it should be made available to all people in our community,” she said. “I am excited to join the wonderful team at the Waterworks in achieving this goal.
“I am thrilled to be in such a great community of artists.”
Anne Scott Clement, executive director of Waterworks said the center is fortunate to have Erickson’s “talent, energy and enthusiasm.”
“She understands how vital education and outreach programs are to our community and she is dedicated to our mission of providing art opportunities to all people through our programs,” Clement said. “We are excited about all the new ideas she brings to Waterworks.”
Originally from Massachusetts, Erickson moved to Salisbury in July 2011.
She received her bachelor’s degree in art history with a minor in studio art, with a focus on printmaking from Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vt., and a K-12 studio art certification in 2008 from the Maine College of Art in Portland.
Erickson is a visual artist with a focus on cut paper. Originally a printmaker, she fell in love with the art of cut paper when she taught in China and Thailand from 2004 to 2006.
Her work has recently been featured in museum and gallery shops including the Kemper Museum of Art in Kansas City; Women and Their Work Gallery in Austin, Texas; The Holter Museum of Art in Helena, Mont.; and many others including locally at RailWalk Studios and Green Goat Gallery.
Erickson was awarded artist residencies at The Jentel Foundation in Sheridan, Wy. and at Wildacres Retreat in Little Switzerland earlier this year.
Erickson has taught art classes, designed student exhibitions and served as a visiting artist for ages 2 to adult in a variety of media.
These include adult classes in ceramics at McLennan Community College and programs for gifted and talented students at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and outreach programs for visually impaired young adults at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Portland, Maine. She has also designed curriculum and instructed programs serving English language learners, young refugees and many others.
In addition to her duties as education coordinator, Erickson will continue to teach classes and workshops at Waterworks.