OUR TEACHING ARTISTS

COMMUNITY PROGRAM LEADERS

RaJahne Harris

RaJahne Harris is from Richmond, VA and is a former member of the ART 180 Teen Leadership Council and ART 180 programs. Since her high school graduation in 2019, RaJahne has been helping teach programs with ART 180 to give back to the community that gave her so much. She now has her own photography business, RaJahne Photography, where her number one goal is to teach her clients how to love themselves.

Nadeea Harvin

Nadeea Harvin is a self-taught artist with a growing passion for figure painting, art instructing, and creating safe and open spaces for expression through art. “Along with others in my community, I want to provide guidance and opportunities for anyone wanting to explore their creativity all while prioritizing accessibility, freedom, and personal growth.” Nadeea has been an important program leader in ART 180’s virtual programs and focuses on rebuilding that human connection within the virtual room. You can find Nadeea @naddthenomad on Instagram.

Maja Olsson

Maja Olsson grew up in Tidewater Virginia and majored in Creative Writing at Warren Wilson College.  Maja likes drawing, painting, animating, screen printing, and playing music. Maja loves working with ART 180 youth, because of their endless creativity and eagerness to learn new things. This year Maja will be teaching Amazing Plants! Earth Art and Gardening Class at Saint Andrew’s School.

Courtney Stubbs

Courtney Stubbs is a Richmond native who uses her background in the creative arts, education, and arts administration to develop work at the intersections of art and mental health. She believes that the creative arts are wonderful tools for self-exploration, self-expression, and community connection through her work as a program assistant with ART 180 for the last two years. Courtney strives to create welcoming and fun program experiences for Richmond's young people.

Lindsay Wood

Hello! My name is Lindsay Wood and I’m a ceramic artist living in Richmond, Virginia. In 2015 I took my first ceramics class at the Visual Arts Center and I’ve been getting my hands dirty ever since! In the last five years, I have been a student, studio monitor, studio intern, and now I have been rewarded with the role of teaching. I also make and sell my own work at local events and occasionally online. My wares are carved with imagery reflective of my inspirations, my joys, memories and nature. I currently work at Hand/Thrown studio here in Richmond where I teach handbuilding classes and workshops. I also teach an after-school ceramics program at Lucille Brown Middle School for ART 180! Sharing my love of clay and art with the community brings so much purpose into my life. Working with youth is especially fulfilling because it allows me to be a part of their creative development and personal growth. I believe that art has healing powers, and can touch people’s lives by reducing stress, boosting self-esteem, and encouraging self-expression.

You can find me on Instagram at @lindsaywoodceramics

ATLAS PROGRAM LEADERS

Peter Arango

From Jazz and marching band ensembles to aggressive hardcore/metal bands, Peter Arango aka Lemieux continues to show his musical and creative versatility through the years producing and engineering for artists such as Jesse Boykins III, Nick Collins (Phil Collin's son), Nia Sultana, Kilo Kish, Oyabun, Cherele, ABRA, Father and KeithCharles SPACEBAR of Awful Records, the whole PayUp Game collective, and many more. Apart from his extensive experience in the studio, Peter has had the opportunity of mixing live for such acts as XXXTentacion, Kodak Black, MadeinTYO, DJ Jazzy Jeff, A$AP Ferg, Suicide Boys, Pouya, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, DJ Mustard, Sango, Dom Kennedy, Abra, Matt Fuze, Cyhi The Prince, Bodega Bamz, The Underachievers and more. While living in Miami, Peter ran music production workshops in collaboration with Dark Matter that emphasized minimalism and healthy life balancing habits.

David Kim

David Kim, also known as DK, has a BS in Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Technologies Management and has a minor in Music with an emphasis on Music and Multimedia Production. During his time at Virginia Tech, he had the privilege to work with many talented student artists as their producer and recording engineer through the organization Virginia Tech Digging In The Crates (VTDITC) and the school’s Media Design Studios. Through VTDITC, he had the opportunity to help run Media Literacy Workshops for local Boys and Girls Clubs in Montgomery County, VA. In the summer of 2019, he spent his time in Virginia Beach as an Audio Production Intern for the media production company Studio Center. He is now currently an Audio Engineer and Intern Supervisor for Defiant Studios.

"I was always taught by my mentors that one of the main goals in my career should be to give back to the community and pass on the knowledge I have learned. Through ART 180, I see an opportunity to accomplish this goal and hopefully put the next great artist on the path towards success."

Gabriel "Gabe" Williams

Gabriel “Gabe” Williams, a music aficionado and audio engineer, is on his way to leave an ineffable mark on hip hop with his forward-looking and all-embracing approach that has occasioned the creation of the music rights administration and organization, The One 8 Music Group; with a vision to provide a platform for aspiring artists and entrepreneurs to jump-start their excursions. While in NYC, he was involved in the recording process for “Believe” by the international artist Che’nelle on her platinum-selling album! Gabe didn’t stop here, eventually through his salutary networking skills, he began engineering for platinum-selling recording artist, Webbie. While at Tree Sound Studios–home to legendary music from Whitney Houston and Elton John to Outkast and T.I.–Gabe was able to excel and even got the chance to witness the recording process of Drake and Future’s “What a Time to be alive” in 2015."

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