Bethany Silloway (Chair) of Randolph Center grew up in a family of photographers and has been immersed in the art scene her whole life thanks to her Uncle, photographer Jack Rowell. Now, being a mother of three, she knows the importance of keeping wonderful opportunities like the Arts Bus going in this small community. Bethany works in public relations at Gifford Medical Center and finds herself absorbed in the on goings of the community and needs of the local people on a daily basis. Bethany and her husband, John, live on their family dairy farm in Randolph Center and are busily raising their two younger children, Jackson (9) and Ava ( 3) as well as her step daughter, Amber, who is attending MassArt in Boston.

 

Cheri Landi (Vice Chair) of Randolph is an artist, a painter, a maker, and an educator. She has a BFA in painting from the Swain School of Design and a Masters in Education from Antioch. She works in a wide variety of mediums and has spent many hours painting the floors and walls of her home.  She loves making connections in her community through her art and is excited to be on the board of the Arts Bus.

 

 

 

Donna Olsen (Secretary) Donna Olsen is originally from Rhode Island and moved to Vermont in 2009. She has 4 children and three grandchildren, Harper, Rebecca and Jack. She grabs any chance she can to spend time with them. For three years she volunteered at the White River Craft Center and left in 2014 to pursue her writing with The Herald of Randolph and Counterpoint newspapers. Her articles range from profiles on local residents to a 4 part series on the Heroin crisis. She is now back at the Craft Center and helping out with the Arts Bus, working on an article on the history of The Arts Bus for publication in the Randolph Herald and helping out with various Arts Bus events.

 

Laddie Lushin (Treasurer) A Braintree resident, moved to Vermont from Chicago in the late 1970s. He is a practicing lawyer and accountant specializing in co-operative and non-profit law.  He is a long time supporter of the arts in Central Vermont and joined the Arts Bus board with many years of expertise in nonprofit work and enthusiasm for the arts.

 

 

 

Kevin Harty (member) of Roxbury is the Executive Director of the White River Craft Center and one of the original Arts Bus board members.  Kevin has a long history with the Arts Bus, other nonprofit organizations in Central Vermont and a commitment to community engagement through the arts.

 

 

 

 

 

Pam White (member) of West Braintree, joined the Art’s Bus board in the summer of 2014. With her she brings a love of  learning and crafting. Pam has a background in Early Childhood Development with 27 years experience owning and  operating an early care and education program. Pam understands the different learning styles of children and as the  previous Chair of the Arts Bus board of directors, she focused on helping families and communities understand how the arts reach children in ways typical learning does not. Along with  helping to raise many children in the Randolph, Braintree and Brookfield area, Pam raised three  children, all grown and living in New York City,

 

Joan Feierabend (member) of East Randolph received her BFA from Pratt Institute and her MFA from Vermont college. Her teaching career started with teaching crafts to the aged handicapped, followed by teaching deaf/ blind children for one year. After moving to Vermont in 1970, she began teaching adult degree courses at VT College and Goddard. When her children were preschool/kindergarten age, she ran that program in Tunbridge for 2 years. Joan then got a job teaching K-12 art at Chelsea Public School. She retired after 24 years at Chelsea. Currently she works on her own art work daily.

Here is a featured article about Joan in Image Magazine.