Instructors

Dr. 'Deyemi Akande

Dr 'Deyemi Akande
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Dr. 'Deyemi Akande is an Art Historian with a special interest in the way ancient peoples visually documented their cultures, practices, and selves. He is also a professional photographer, trainer and African Art dealer.

'Deyemi had a successful career in training and coaching, in both the telecommunications and advertising industries. He returned to the academic arena to focus on research in the areas of photography and sculptural arts. 'Deyemi owes his love for photography, documentation and ancient cultures to the National Geographic Society and the British Journal of Photography, both of which he was exposed to early in life. He firmly believes that the arts must seek 'new' frontiers through the aid of science.

Given his close interaction with--and understanding of--traditional artists and dealers, 'Deyemi brings a wealth of direct knowledge of local African philosophies and arts to bear. He is an alumnus of the prestigious New York Institute of Photography and a member of Legacy 95, a Lagos-based historical and preservation society. In his leisure, 'Deyemi spends time listening to traditional jazz and highlife music. He also loves cricket and basketball, and plays them when he can.

   

Dr Robyn Allwright

Dr Robyn Allwright
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Dr. Robyn Allwright has always been interested in art and architecture, an interest that was stimulated when she and her husband, David, lived in Europe. Robyn followed up on fascinating experience when she pursued a doctorate in Art History from Warnborough College. She has broad interests, including the arts of ancient Egypt and Rome, but her passion is architecture, particularly from 1870 - 1970. She is also an amateur photographer--and often focuses on architectural stubjects. Robyn is currently an adjunct professor at several universities and colleges in the Upstate, including Furman University, Converse College, and USC-Upstate. When not teaching, Robyn enjoys traveling with her husband and training her dogs in rally obedience.
   

Dr Pat Gentle

Dr Pat Gentle
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Dr Pat Gentle came from a non-arts-related career. She was a Program Director and Volunteer Coordinator at the International Institute of Toledo; an Executive Director of a Crisis Pregnancy Center; and a Front-of-House Manager for a 2900-seat Performing Arts Center & Theater. However, she bit the bullet and undertook study in the cultural arts and graduated with her doctoral degree from Warnborough College in 2008.

She gives "talks" on the cultural arts, specifically illuminated manuscripts (e.g. a three-part series on the visual impact of St. Paul the Apostle, a seminar on The Power of the Pomegranate, a session on Ethnic Writings).

   

Dr Maria Jacketti

Dr Maria Jacketti
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Dr Maria Jacketti, is a poet, fiction writer, educator, and translator. She has translated A Gabriela Mistral Reader (White Pine Press), and the following collections by Pablo Neruda: Heaven Stones (Cross Cultural Communications), Maremoto, with Dennis Maloney (White Pine Press), Garden Odes (Latin American Literary Review Press) and Cantos Ceremoniales, Ceremonial Songs (Latin American Literary Review Press). Dr Jacketti is a recipient of a poetry fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (1985) and holds a Master's degree in creative writing from New York University and a PhD from Warnborough College Ireland.

In her free time, Maria Jacketti enjoys reading, writing, studying foreign languages, music, cooking visiting museums, and botanical gardens. She delights in the company of her daughter, Laurel; husband, Wayne, and feline companions: Jolie, Jasmine, Tatiana, Zubenelgenubi, and Mettraton.

   

Dr Jill Kiefer

Dr Jill Kiefer
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Dr. Jill Kiefer is a teaching artist and art historian. The arts and teaching are her passions! Jill is the Director of the Cultural Art History and Fine Arts graduate programs offered by Warnborough College Ireland--and is the Director of What About Art?--an organization devoted to bringing art to Everyone. Jill has developed and implemented comprehensive academic and lifelong learning programs in Art History, Fine Arts and the Humanities, and teaches at several prestigious institutions in the USA. She is a member of the international Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi—the oldest and most selective academic honor society dedicated to the recognition and promotion of academic excellence in all fields of higher education. Jill has an impressive and extensive resume. To learn more about her, please visit www.whataboutart.org
   

Dr Robert Reece

Dr Robert Reece
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Robert Reece is a screenwriter who has written projects for Warner Bros., Paramount, Disney, Universal and 20th Century Fox. He worked on some of Disney's most recent animated family favorites including the Annie-nominated Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning and Cinderella: A Twist In Time. He also wrote the screenplay for the independent film A Fare To Remember seen on Lifetime TV. Most recently, he wrote the screenplay Chilly Willy for Universal Studios as well as working for international studios like The Animation Lab in Jerusalem and Marza Animation Planet in Tokyo. Robert is also an exhibiting interdisciplinary artist, whose paintings and photography are in private and commercial collections around the world.
   

Josef-Peter Roemer, MFA

Josef-Peter Roemer
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Josef-Peter Roemer was born in Dohna, Germany (East Germany, at that time). Presently, his home and studio are in Readstown Wisconsin. Peter is a graduate of The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington (BA degree in Fine Arts, 1975). He earned his MFA degree from Warnborough College Ireland in 2007, in painting.

Professional Memberships:
Salmagundi Club, New York City – Elected Member
Artists Professional League, New York City – Elected Member
Sächsischer Künstlerbund e.V., Dresden, Germany – Elected Member

   

Dr Stacey Stone

Dr Stacey Stone
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A graduate of Smith College, Stacey received an MA in Creativity from Vermont College, and a PhD in Creativity and Healing - her emphasis being "Creative Communication in a Culture in Crisis" from Warnborough College. She has used her studies in Creativity to document social justice work around the world. Stacey has filmed and photographed in India, Africa, Peru, UK, and most recently Guatemala, for NGO's, The Documentary Channel, BBC, and National Geographic. She received the acclaimed "Humanitarian Award" for her documentary on Father Jesu in Chennai, India after the tsunami. She has lived in rural villages and spent several weeks sleeping in her car to film a Red Cross shelter in Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina.

Stacey has a passion for combining healing work through documentary storytelling. Her documentaries, "Speaking of Creativity," "Global Warming Solutions" and "My Planet, My Future" have garnered several distinguished awards and film festival screenings. She was featured as a finalist in photo l.a.'s Emerging Focus competition 2012 for her photograph "Freedom;" taken at a Buddhist monastery in Darjeeling, india. In April 2012 she spent a month working with Guatemalan Shamans filming a short on the topic, "What Does it Mean to be Awake in the World?" She resides in Los Angeles, California.

   

Dr Linda Wilde

Dr Linda Wilde
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Prior to receiving her Ph.D. in art history from Warnborough College, Linda Wilde served for almost 20 years on the Superior Court bench. She has been the curator for the museum at the Mission San Diego de Alcala and is now curating for the museum at Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo. Her dissertation, which focused on early Netherlandish painting, has been accepted for publication. She is currently writing a historical book on Florence, Italy. Dr. Wilde is also an active artist, whose paintings hang in the Mission San Diego, the Carmel Mission, and the Vatican, as well as adorning the walls of Our Lady of Assumption in Watsonville, California. She has taught fine arts classes at the Masterworks Museum of Bermudian Art in Hamilton Bermuda, and currently is working on a series of paintings of Italy.

 

 

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