I was born and raised in Highland Park, NELA. I attended Mt. Washington Elementary, Luther Burbank Jr. High and Franklin High School. I currently reside in South Pasadena with my husband John Refoua who is a film editor. I have an adult son who lives in Pasadena & works as a film production set P. A.
Franklin High School, Class of 1971
Occidental College, B.A. History, 1975. Minor in art history.
Painting, drawing & mixed media classes at McGroarty Art Center, Creative Arts in Sierra Madre, and San Gabriel
EXPERIENCE / SKILLS
35 years with Los Angeles Unified Schools. Now retired.
Teacher of social sciences, humanities, psychology, film, dance, theater, California Academic Decathlon coach & teacher librarian at Belmont High School.
Dancer & musician with the AVAZ International Dance Theater.
US - USSR Friendship League Cultural Exchange, 1986.
Studied Central Asian dance in Tajikistan & Uzbekistan, 1986.
Studied Brazilian folklore & dance in Rio de Janeiro and Bahia, 1989.
Interests include travel, cinema, musicology, folkloric dance, historical archiving, tennis and art.
Arroyo Arts Collective
Dunsmore Art Studio, La Crescenta
Mid-Valley Arts League
Pasadena Society of Artists. 2019 juried admission
Los Angeles Art Association. 2019 juried admission
McGroarty Art Center, Tujunga CA. March 2017.
Diggs Gallery, Montrose, CA Aug - Sept 2018.
Descanso Gardens "Unusual Views" exhibition February - June 2019. Sturt Haaga Gallery.
Pasadena Society of Artists 94th Annual Exhibition.
June 2019. Betsy Leuke Gallery, Burbank.
Pasadena Society of Artists New Members Showcase.
McGintys Gallery, Altadena CA. Feb 2020.
Art Matters 2020. San Marino Art League. Huntington Gardens Botanical Center. March 2020.
AWARDS & HONORS
Award of Merit: 94th Annual Exhibition, Pasadena Society of Artists, June 2019