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- Facilitators -
Media Arts/Expressive Arts - Starr T. Hogan, BA
Dance/Playback Theatre - Pamela J. Norris, C.M.A.
Poetry/Creative writing - Wendy Norris, BA
Watercolor/ Creative Exploration - Merrill Overholt
and other community artists on a project basis...
Founder - Starr T. Hogan, BA
"The arts are powerful tools for healing and empowering people.
Tools our society has
For years Starr’s career utilized her artistic and organizational skills, while personal passion led her to address issues she saw consistently neglected in our culture. She volunteered her time as a peer counselor-mentor, and her talent as an artist for murals, theatre, and community events. She has facilitated support groups for women, and lead senior citizens, youth, and adults in activities ranging from creative writing to video production focusing on personal growth and active citizenship. From her experience of the arts as a healing tool coupled with a desire to develop creative collaborations between artists and communities, Daydreamz project was borne. She now resides in Waynesville, NC, where Daydreamz national headquarters is located.
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Pamela J. Norris, C.M.A.
A graduate of the Laban Institute of Movement Studies in New York and Seattle, Pamela is a noted teacher, dancer, breath practitioner and choreographer. She has been working in the field of movement for over 30 years as a performing artist, teacher, & healer. Her work in communities in Australia, California, Colorado, and West Africa has often created positive changes in dynamics among groups, expanded opportunities for underprivileged factions, & afforded forums for addressing common issues thru creative expression. Pamela is also a co-founding member of the Daydreamz project, and has just returned from a year in Chile.
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Guest Facilitator - Wendy Norris, BA
Wendy Norris is a graduate of Mills College in Oakland, CA and taught for several years as a California Poet in the Schools. Her own poetry has been published in anthologies and featured on public radio. She delivered eighteen performances of the acclaimed one-woman show “The Belle of Amherst”, based on the life of American poet Emily Dickinson. For many years she was active in non-profit arts organizations in Northern California, as a collaborator, director, curator, producer, and performer. She is also a co-founding member of the Daydreamz project, and now resides in New York.
Guest Facilitator - Merrill Overholt
Mr. Merrill is a native of Denver Colorado, and began his serious Arts Explorations after retirement. He has found his true calling, and now enjoys sharing the joy of creativity with youth and seniors alike. He is an avid wood carver with several awards, as well as an accomplished watercolorist, in frequent shows throughout the Denver area. There are few things in the arts this adventurer will not try... including Cow Parades, and Chalk Art Fests. He resides in Denver, sharing his love of Art with underserved youth.
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