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 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.
AWARDS & HONORS
Award of Merit: 94th Annual Exhibition, Pasadena Society of Artists, June 2019