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Mariana Dočekalová

Mariana holds a degree in Education from Charles University in Prague, with an emphasis in Arts Education.  She works as a an author and lector at the Department of Educational Programs of Rudolfinum Gallery in Prague and previously taught art at MUM (Mother's Center), before establishing her own preschool program Kružitko. Her graphics and sculptures have been shown locally.

 

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Marketa Mrázová

Marketa studied accounting and languages at Plzen University and has been with ArtMill for 3 years as Assistant Director of Galerie Califia and as a member of Art Dialogue, o.s. Marketa has been active in scouting since she was young and still leads youth groups.  She is an avid hiker and loves to travel.

 

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Carolanne Patterson

Study Abroad Program Manager

Carolanne has been teaching in the Art Department at New York University for the past 10 years, as well as Parson's School of Design in NYC. She holds a Master's of Fine Arts and a Bachelors of Fine Arts, both in the area of metalsmithing. She also has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art History. She has exhibited her work in the US and Europe, and continues to show her sculptures, drawings, and jewelry. She was a Fulbright Fellow to Prague in 1993-4.  Carolanne is the U.S. based Director of Study Abroad Programs at ArtMill, leading the University-level Bohemian Workshops.

 

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Petr Prokopík

 

Originally from Prague, Petr received Ph.D in Anthropology from Charles University in 2008 with a specialization in 'Anthropology of Sexuality'. He has carried out research in gypsy camps in Eastern Slovakia and participated in numerous projects targeting the gypsy population, immigrants and refugees in the Czech Republic. 

He has been lecturing Cultural Anthropology at  Charles University in Prague and at the University of West Bohemia in Plzen.  Currently he is running his own travel company Prague4gay and continuing his research in the field of Anthropology of Sexuality collaborating with UCLA.

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Barbara Benish

Director/Founder

An artist raised in the U.S., who moved to the Czech Republic in 1993 after completing a year as a Fulbright Scholar in Prague. Benish’s own work has been shown at P.S.1 Museum in New York, U.N.E.S.C.O. Headquarters in Paris, the Venice Biennale in Italy and a survey exhibition at the Pomona Museum of Art at the Claremont Graduate University in California, (her alma mater). Her work is represented in public and private collections around the world including The Getty Museum in Los Angeles and the Stadtgeschichtliche Museen in Nürnberg, Germany. Barbara Benish has had over 40 solo exhibitions internationally.

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