Interactive visual art, music, and theatre opportunities for all ages
VISUAL ARTS INSTRUCTORS
Katy Gray has been creating in the medium of stained glass for over 25 years. A Wabash native, she attended Indiana Wesleyan University where she studied studio art and art education. It was there that she was first introduced to the art and craft of stained glass and discovered a skill and passion for designing and creating with the medium. In 2012 Katy was awarded the Lilly Endowment Teacher Creativity Fellowship for her project entitled “Unearthing my Creative Identity: Preserving Indiana’s Natural Splendor in Stained Glass,” and through this project was able to study stained glass design and construction in Columbus, OH, and Fort Wayne, IN. Over the years Mrs. Gray’s artistic endeavors have evolved to include the art of glass mosaic, pique assiette mosaic, and a dabbling in fused glass.
Currently, Mrs. Gray is an elementary art teacher at Metro North and Sharp Creek Elementaries in Wabash County, where she has taught for the last 10 of her 25 years as an art educator. When not in the classroom with children, she can be found in her garage studio creating stained glass artwork for private commissions or planning her next stained glass workshop for adult learners. She is happily married to her husband of 24 years, Sherman, and they have 2 children, Evelynn (21) and Hank (16).
Danielle Winger was born in Reno, NV and spent her early life moving throughout the United States. She received her Bachelor of Science in Textiles, Merchandising and Apparel Design from Middle Tennessee State University and an MFA in Painting from East Tennessee State University. Danielle spent her childhood summers visiting the same national park in Northern California and her love of mountains grew deeper during her years spent living in the Smoky Mountains. She is an avid hiker and backpacker, finding respite in her close proximity to nature.
Danielle lives with her husband and three young children in a log cabin on 11 acres, surrounded by woods, water and wildlife. Her home provides endless inspiration, as do her children who are a constant source of exploration and investigation. Danielle has taught in many higher education institutions including Indiana Wesleyan University and currently teaches at Community School of the Arts in Marion, and Honeywell Arts & Entertainment.
Eris Migliorini has been involved in theater since she was in 1st grade. In 6th grade, she was the student representative from North Manchester who assisted in the creation of Honeywell’s summer theatre program. For 20 years, Eris worked as a professional actor, director, improviser, and teacher in New York City and LA. She returned to Indiana several years ago and in addition to working at her family’s business (Riverbridge LLC) Eris teaches improvisation at Honeywell Arts & Entertainment and is part of the team facilitating Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) in classrooms around Wabash County and in Fort Wayne.
Lisa is a former Kindergarten and early elementary teacher at Manchester Community Schools. She began learning theatre arts at Northfield High School and continued as a prop master and assistant director at Taylor University. She has written and directed several small productions for her classroom and church. Currently, Lisa works part-time in Manchester schools and serves as a resource for their theatre department as well as acting and leading the properties crew for Wabash Area Community Theater.
Lindsay is an alumna of Honeywell Arts & Entertainment programs, participating in summer theatre as a student for six years. Lindsay was also active in theatre at Manchester High School throughout her junior and senior years. She went on to major in Theatre Arts at Taylor University, where she performed in several productions and also served as a prop master and master carpenter before graduating in 2022. Lindsay is currently Scene Shop Supervisor for Indiana Wesleyan University's Division of Music and Theatre and has directed Honeywell’s middle school summer theatre production for the past three years. She is also active in community theatre and has performed in several Wabash Area Community Theatre Productions. Lindsay is excited to share what she has learned with the next generation of thespians.
José Manuel (¨Cote¨) Godoy, musician and educator, was born in Santiago de Chile, where, at 5 years old he began his journey with music. Cote has received national recognition for his songwriting and pioneered the community arts Open Microphone Movement in Santiago de Chile. He studied music development at the University of Humanities in Chile, as well as Waldorf pedagogy and therapeutic education. Sponsored by the Chilean Department of Education and Culture, Cote provided interdisciplinary clinics combining academia and arts to colleges and universities in the U.S.A. His work as coordinator of children’s music programs in the capital city and abroad has led to a deeper exploration and study of a variety of holistic pedagogical approaches. Additionally, as a professional Musician and Healing Artist for adults and children at NE Indiana's largest regional hospital, Cote knows first-hand the power of music in strengthening and healing. Cote believes that music is the language of possibility and brings a broad range of experience and a dedicated heart to working with children.