The Museum of East Texas deeply appreciates its Art Camp instructors who are dedicated to educating the community about the visual arts.

Each instructor brings new talents and insights to Art Camp classes:

■ John Allen is pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Stephen F. Austin State University and is studying photography and ceramics. He is the co-owner of The Crows Photography business in Nacogdoches.

■ Professional artist Blake Bean earned a degree in studio art at Texas College in Tyler. He has been painting for more than 20 years and his art pieces have been a part of many groups and solo exhibitions. He had a solo show titled “Chronicles of My Time” in the Houston Museum of African American Culture, as well as a citywide African American show at TSU. He had work accepted into the Kinsey Collection in 2016. He also had an exhibition of paintings inspired by and drawn from photographs by Benetha Jackson.

■ Stanley Bohon graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in art with an emphasis in 3D from the University of Houston. He worked as an animator, presentation photographer and graphic artist. Since 2007, Bohon has worked as a full-time professional artist. In 2008, he began teaching workshops and Art Camp at the museum. Bohon had an exhibition at the Museum of East Texas in 2018 and he currently has two pieces on loan to the museum.

■ Quinn Bryant is a graduate of Lufkin High School. She plans to major in illustration, with a minor in painting, at The Art Institute of Chicago.

■ Haley Campbell is pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts from SFA with an emphasis on drawing and painting.

■ Stephanie Carcano is a certified instructor from the Crafts Yarn Council. She is a fiber enthusiast who spins, knits, crochets, weaves and felts. She enjoys sharing the timeless tradition and heritage of fiber production.

■ Bailey Crow is pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts at SFA. She has studied photography for seven years and is the co-owner of The Crows Photography business in Nacogdoches.

■ Sarah Harbuck is a professional photographer and will share her vast knowledge of watercolor with students this year.

■ Lisa Lalumandier holds a Bachelor of Science in social work from SFA and an associate degree in graphic design from Angelina College. She works with deaf and hearing impaired children as a signing aide during the school year and has taught Art Camp for 11 years.

■ Jessica Massey studied ceramics, metalwork and education at SFA. In 2017, she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a certification in art education. She teaches art classes at Lufkin High School.

■ Allison Maxwell is a self-taught artist who works in many mediums including watercolor, acrylic, oil, collage, ink, paper/book art, clay, fiber and sculpture.

■ Melanie Moses graduated from SFA with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. For more than 25 years, Moses has taught secondary art. She emphasizes in ceramics (especially hand-built pottery), drawing, watercolor, jewelry and tempera painting.

■ Barbara Richert earned a fine arts degree from Penn State and practices in her studio at Heritage Antiques in downtown Lufkin. She teaches art to adults and children at local schools, is a member of the Lufkin Art Guild and is an avid museum docent.

■ Gladys Swanson is a professional art educator who will be teaching Artsmart, fabric painting and jewelry classes during Art Camp.

We would like to thank our skilled instructors for helping fulfill the museum’s mission to educate and culturally enrich the community with the arts.

Additionally, the museum would like to recognize and applaud curator of education Emily Payne and our wonderful docents, which include: Sheryl Campbell, Carcano, Mary Grimes, Nancy Hallett, Nancy Hicks, Virginia Knibb, Bob Knibb, and Richert and Judy Winger.

These remarkable volunteers lead school children through exhibitions three times per day, five days a week and captivate the students with their vast knowledge of art and history. At the end of the tour, docents guide the students in an art project, typically relating to a particular exhibition they toured. Upon leaving the museum, the young artists are so proud of their work.

Once again, we thank everyone for supporting the arts and hope to see everyone at Art Camp.

J.P. McDonald is the executive director of the Museum of East Texas. Her email address is jpmcdonald@metlufkin.org.