Fan Your Talents
"I love working with Jing. She has an energy that lights up the whole room. Her passion and knowledge truly comes to life in the Fan Your Talents program. I encourage all walks of life to be a part of the program and embrace all it has to offer. "
- Michelle Michalko
2019 Fan Your Talents Volunteers
Native New Yorker Lauree Feldman is a photographer and graphic artist. Aligning these talents throughout her career, Lauree began work in 1977 as a production assistant creating multi-projector, animated slide shows for corporate clients.
Marcy’s personal art is a unique combination of collage, photography, paint and encaustics. She has shown her work in NYC galleries as well as the Hudson Valley. Through the formation of Roost Studios Marcy connects many creative people in the community.
Jordan Mary Project Public Relations
Jordan is an artist in the Hudson Valley. She believes in the Fan Your Talents program because there is a need for a program, non-affiliated, for bringing a community or family together and to create strong confidence boosting opportunities for young people.
Kelvin Antonelli Project Public Relations
Kelvin has been a resident of New Paltz for 17 years and she is a licensed clinical social worker.
Patrick Carpenter - Digital Media Assistant
Patrick majored in Digital Media Production at SUNY New Paltz. He provided videography services and assisted Jing with writing in 2019.
Michelle Michalko is a versatile artist with an emphasis on color theory, painting, digital media, sculpture, and advanced printmaking techniques. Her flexible nature and education has led her to work with an array of artist from all around the globe.
Steve Lowery - Project Art Activity Assistant
Emre Arapkirli Project Art Activity Assistant
Emre studied economics, mechanical engineering and music at SUNY New Paltz. His degree is in music. He assisted Jing in the 2017 grant writing process.
Kelvin has been a resident of New Paltz for 17 years and is a beginning Tai Chi student of Jing's. She is a licensed clinical social worker and has been helping Jing with editing and program promotion.
Emre studied economics, mechanical engineering and music at SUNY New Paltz. His degree is in music. He assisted Jing in the grant writing process.
Beth has been editing Jing's work for her project. She is a creative writing major and an art minor at SUNY New Paltz where she dances, writes, and makes art.