Tony Brunswick brings a breadth of non-profit management experience to Art Enables, as well as a spirit of innovation and a commitment to service. Tony has nearly twenty years of experience in both domestic and international organizational and business development, counseling and social work, and IT consulting. Tony comes to Art Enables after nine years as the Chief Operating Officer of LIFT, a national anti-poverty organization. Originally from Ohio, Tony has spent the last 20 years in DC, where he proudly lives with his wife and two beautiful children. In his spare time, Tony flexes his artistic and creative muscle as a photographer and woodworker. Tony received his M.S. in Counseling from Loyola College in Maryland and completed his undergraduate work at the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio.
Allie Frazier, a local ceramicist, art curator, and exhibition designer, joins the Art Enables team as the Gallery and Studio Manager. Previously, she served as the Gallery Assistant and Events and Program Coordinator at Hillyer Art Space for three years. Before moving to D.C. from Stafford, VA, Allie attended Virginia Tech, where she graduated with a BFA in Studio Art (Ceramics/Painting concentration) and a minor in English Language and Literature. She previously worked at the Perspective Gallery in Blacksburg, VA and volunteered as an art mentor to children after school. Along with producing her own pottery at District Clay Center and sharing her love of visual movement through dance, Allie sits on the steering committee for Emerging Art Leaders DC, co-founded #IRL_DC, and has served as a panelist for the DCCAH’s Artist Fellowship Program.
Eric Gordon, Service Coordinator, has a BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design, Associates of Mental Health from Montgomery College, and a Master of Social Work from the University of Maryland. From 2006-2015, he created, developed, and ran Studio In-Sight, vocational arts program at St. Luke’s House/Cornerstone Montgomery for adults living with chronic mental illness. He co-developed the Personal Visions Gallery for artists with special needs, has been a collaborating partner in The Maryland Coalition for Mental Health Awareness annual show at the American Visionary Arts Museum, and serves of the Arts and Humanities board for the city of Takoma Park, MD. Eric is an active freelance artist, creator of the sketch art project DC Creepers, co-creator of vinyl-centric Vinyl Vagabonds, regular contributor to the DC based comics anthology Magic Bullet, and much more.
Amy Kitchin, Operations Associate has a BFA in Visual Arts from Calvin College (Grand Rapids, MI), and a MS in Arts Administration from Boston University (Boston, MA). She comes to Art Enables after working for performing arts organizations including the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The Washington Chorus, and the New Orchestra of Washington. While living in Boston, Amy worked at the Boston Lyric Opera, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Institute of Contemporary Art-Boston, and MIT. She also taught collage and design at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education. She is a contributing artist to the instruction book, Collage for the Soul: Expressing Hopes and Dreams Through Art. Amy currently exhibits her work with the Del Ray Artisans Gallery in Alexandria, VA, and continues to refine her printmaking skills in classes at the Torpedo Factory’s Art League.
Toni Lane, Studio Assistant, is an incredibly accomplished artist, arts educator, and all around wonderful person. Toni has been creating and making beautiful art at Art Enables since 2013 as an Art Enables artist. Toni brings her amazing talent, passion for making art, and joyful spirit to the team to support all aspects of the studio and studio experience. Toni owned and operated her own gallery and studio in San Francisco for nine years before moving to Marseille, France, where she taught art and worked on her on her own art for the next six years. A native Washingtonian, Toni returned to DC after her time in France. Toni remains focused on her own artistic pursuits while supporting and mentoring other emerging artists. Toni is a proud graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute.
Courtney Smith, Development and Communications Manager, has a B.S. in Communications from East Carolina University. Originally from North Carolina, Courtney has called Washington, D.C. home for the last six years. Before joining Art Enables, she spent four years at Friends of the National Zoo—the dedicated non-profit partner of the Smithsonian’s National Zoo—in marketing, communications, and fundraising. Courtney is active in the D.C. community, volunteering as an athletic partner with Special Olympics D.C. and a feline foster parent for the Humane Rescue Alliance. In her spare time, she enjoys photography, gardening, and spending time in the great outdoors with her two dogs.
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