BFA Miami U. Oxford OH; MFA in Printmaking and Painting RIT; Adjunct Professor: RIT, Nazareth, U of R, SUNY Geneseo, Brockport, MCC, Wendell Castle School of Furniture Design, Roch. Memorial Art Gallery; Co-Director of Mill Art Center; Teaches teens and adults. Works in all mediums.
MFA in Painting, Tyler School of Art; teaches drawing and painting at RIT, the Creative Workshop, Memorial Art Gallery, Linwood Gardens Workshops. Works in all mediums.
BA in Art History, Boston University; MBA Finance and Economics, Univ. of Rochester; studied pastels at Schuyler School of Art, Baltimore, painting at RIT, Univ. of Buffalo, the Creative Workshop and Mill Art Center; teaches pastel and portraiture.
Joseph (Joe) Tarantelli is from Honeoye Falls, NY. Since childhood, art has been a part of his life. In addition to working in galleries and painting, he aspires to teach students how to find their artistic voice. After receiving his BFA in fine arts studio from Rochester Institute of Technology, Tarantelli served as an intern at Rochester Contemporary Art Center for one year. After leaving RoCo to pursue graduate studies at RIT, he became Co-Director of RITʼs Gallery r. He graduated from RIT with his MFA in fine arts studio in May 2013. Tarantelli enjoys painting en plein air. His paintings and prints have been exhibited locally, including at MAGʼs64th Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition, and his art has been nationally recognized. He is very interested in finding, sharing and celebrating the creativity of Rochesterʼs art scene.
Mary Rapp Reakes
Photographer, Pursuing BFA, Director of Communication and Marketing of the Mill Art Center, Co-Director of Summer Art Camp at Mill Art Center, Partner and Landscape Designer of kokopelli, etc., Owner and creator of "kokopelli gourmet gifts", Director of Programming and Membership at Tennis Club of Rochester. Teaches children and beginner photography.
Paul Allen Taylor is a self-taught watercolorist recognized for his fresh use of color and impressionistic style. As a respected teacher and workshop instructor, Taylor has developed a following where students find him engaging, highly skilled and entertaining.
He has expanded on his teaching and now presents national and international workshops traveling to Cape Cod, Florida, Illinois and other locations as well as Canada.