Meet the staff for Art Camp 2018!
Art Camp Coordinator, Artist in Residence 2015-2018
Maggie is a Quaker artist, art educator, and youth worker living in Portland, Maine. She believes in the transformational power of play for people of all ages and brings that into the classroom, the Quaker community, and her work as a studio artist. She makes fiber art, books, and zines about a mashup of circles, community, magic, summer camp, and faith.
Art Camp Staff 2017 & 2018, Artist in Residence 2015 & 2017
Bea was a co-conspirator of Art Camp right from the beginning, as she and Maggie sat in the children's wing of an art museum and imagined what it would be like to come back to camp as artists in residence. A former Friends Camp counselor, she participated in Art Camp's pilot week in 2015, staffed 2017, and is back for more. These days her materials include clay, sand, straw and sweat. She works in Utah, building affordable housing.
Art Camp Staff & Artist in Residence 2017 & 2018
Alex likes tearing pieces of paper into smaller pieces of paper, knitting, analogies, sarcasm and making sounds. After graduating from Maine College of Art, Alex spent this year living in San Francisco, spending lots of time with a 3 year old and a knitting machine. Alex will return to Maine to work at Friends Camp for a third summer before joining Art Camp's staff and Artist in Residence teams for the second time.
Art Camp Staff 2018, Artist in Residence 2016 & 2018
Coco Spencer is a visiting artist & facilitator from Oakland, California. After joining us as a resident in 2016, she's expanding her roles at Art Camp, with more leadership duties. Still playful as always, Coco enjoys colorful patterns and combinations, collaborating in whatever capacity suits the group, making zines, chopping up paper, weaving webs, playing with clay, going on nature walks, dipping toes in the lake, avoiding the sun at all costs (probably due to intergenerational trauma regarding racism), and making food with friends. 2 parts time capsule, 1 part time machine, Coco explores places deemed "dangerous" by conventional media sources, and then carries real stories of experiences and life back to various docking points. She is excited to create more stories with the residents at Art Camp for future civilizations to hear about.
Lily Porter Wright
Art Camp Staff 2018
Lily is a composer, songwriter, singer and otherwise miscellaneous musician from Providence, Rhode Island. She is also a visual artist whose number one passion is very soft pencils and, alternately, brightly colored paint and crayons. Her other passion is creative writing, especially fiction-- she is looking forward to exploring ways to connect these different forms of expression.