INSPIRATION PLUS  |  1649 MILLSTONE ROAD  | SAG HARBOR, NY 11963
 

 

Inspiration Plus - Our Mission Inspiration Plus is a non for profit organization, created for the purposes of improving the lives of individuals of all ages, through exposure to science, art and music. The principal activities are arranging opportunities to expose individualsand groups to creating artistic activities that foster scientific exploration and self improvement. Through art exhibits, performances, readings and films, fundraising will help to achieve these goals and support science and the arts.

 

MEET OUR BOARD

 


 

DAN WELDEN

Dan is an original pioneer of alternative, safer printmaking. He educates with a sense of environmental and spiritual awareness. As co-author of "Printmaking in the Sun" he has worked professionally in 53 countries.  He received a ‘lifetime achievement’ award from A/E Foundation, NY and a Professor Emeritus from Escuela de Beas Artes in Cuzco, Peru.


 

LAURA EINSTEIN

Currently is the Manager of The Mezzanine Gallery at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Former Executive Director of the Center for Contemporary Printmaking.  Einstein served as Interim Head and Assistant Curator of the Asian Art Department at Yale University Art Gallery


 

MINDY KRONENBERG

Mindy is an award-winning writer whose poetry and prose have appeared in numerous publications in print and online in the US and abroad. Her work has been featured in both art installations and environmental programs. She teaches at SUNY Empire State College, for Poets & Writers and BOCES, often linking creative discovery with nature, science, and conservation. She publishes Book/Mark: A Quarterly Review, edits Oberon Poetry Magazine, is the author of two poetry collections, Dismantling the Playground, and Open, and co-authored Images of America: Miller Place, a pictorial history of Long Island published by Arcadia Publishing.


 

JOHN TURNBULL

John spent 40 years as a university, college and public school teacher and administrator, and was co-founder of the Parrish Art Museum - Southampton Schools Collaboration, which he directed for 20 years.  He was, in addition for many years, the film program's curator for the Parrish.  Also a karate and jujitsu practitioner for over 50 years, Mr. Turnbull is the Chief Instructor of the Aikenkai Shotokan Karate Federation and teaches martial arts full-time since his retirement in 2008.


 

EILEEN WEILBACHER

Eileen Weilbacher is a creative artist and holistic health coach. She received a B.F.A. in Illustration from Parsons School of Design and freelanced in NYC as a designer. She exhibits her art on a regular basis.  She graduated with an M.S. in Education and taught Art K - College.
A passion for learning about health and wellness led her to become a Certified Holistic Health Coach at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Her coaching includes: healthy lifestyle, whole food cooking classes, spiritual awakening, and cutting edge information in holistic seminars.
Yoga and its eight (8) limbs has been a life-long study and daily practice for the past 35 years, as well as maintaining health and flexibility in mind, body, spirit. She adventures around the world, submerging herself in diverse cultures, nature and art.  This influences her life’s journey in both Art and Science.

 

 

 

JESSICA BAYER

Jessica Bayer's, beginning as an inner-city art teacher, who made advancement and innovation in Arts Ed. her professional goal.  With experience at all levels, she ultimately became an arts administrator. She became a leader in the LI Art Teachers Assoc. (still serving as co-President), which introduced her to the NYS Art Teachers Association. Through her NYSATA affiliation, she participated on the writing team responsible for the original NYS Learning Standards for the Arts. She created the NYSATA Curriculum Companion, a correlating Standards-based K-12 teaching guide. As the first 2-year President of NYSATA, she founded the Portfolio Project—a yearly “live” adjudication of student portfolios that has continued to take place across NYS for over 25 years. She received the NYS Art Teacher of the Year, and was also recognized with an Award for Art Leadership from the National Art Education Association.  In retirement, she remains active in a variety of rolls on the NYSATA Board, and has become a museum docent at the Nassau County Museum of Art.

 

 

 

BLAIR PHILLIPS FRIEDERICH

Blair is a fine art photographer working with medium format black and white film and silver gelatin prints. He is selecting images from years of work and transferring them to photopolymer gravure prints.  Blair is also a practicing lawyer and author. He has served on and worked with numerous charitable boards. 

 

 

CARL WELDEN

Since 1995 voice actor Carl Welden has toured internationally as a one-man spoken-word performance artist utilizing a blend of character voices, instruments, masks and movement. He has served as a master of ceremonies for countless festivals and events as well as announcing on-air at WGHQ in Kingston, NY. He toured for 17 years as a core member of Arm-Of-The-Sea Theater mask and puppet troupe while also gigging regularly as a theater technician, visual artist and multi-instrumentalist. Location sound is the latest addition to his skill-sets in the realms of professional audio.
Welden currently offers workshops focusing on vocal and physical presence in performance art applications. Carl's introduction to voice culture began in 1990 through a Vassar College program at the renowned Poughkeepsie Day School. His formal voiceover training took place with the Creative Voice Development Group in Schenectady, N.Y. under David Bourgeois and John Gallogly. He has also attended The Voice Bank Seminar with Charles Michael in NYC.

 

 

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