South Pomfret, Vermont
802 457-3500
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About Us

We are passionate about the arts
We are a non-profit committed to making creative expression and its appreciation accessible to our community.

Our community arts center provides the opportunity for a joyful, meaningful, and satisfying experience of the visual arts, movement, theatre and music through our year-round classes, workshops, performances, gallery exhibits and events. We encourage our local community members of all ages and abilities to participate in a wide variety of art processes. Our offerings are designed to nurture each person's inherent creative capacities and raise the possibility of art as a vital force in an individual's overall growth and expressive abilities.

ArtisTree and Purple Crayon are 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations.

Our Staff

founder and chief visionary

Kathleen Dolan

Executive Director & Instructor
Kathleen has worked with children for over 20 years as a care provider, art therapist intern and in association with visual arts and music. more info
Admin Angel

Diana Mellar

Administrative Manager
Diana holds an MBA from Franklin Pierce University and is a Reiki Master Teacher. more info
music maestro

Mark van Gulden

Music Director & Instructor
Specializing in Vibraphone and Percussion, Mark has a BFA in Music Performance and Composition. more info
Theatre Geek

Chris Flockton

Theater Director
Before moving to Vermont with his family in 2011, Chris spent 17 years in New York City working in many areas of the performing arts, as an actor, host, voiceover artist, improviser, writer, director, and teacher. more info
Clay Queen

Fiona Davis

Ceramics Director, Instructor & Outreach
Fiona joined ArtisTree in 2012, establishing a small but flourishing clay program. She is also an active part of the art outreach team and instructs all ages in drawing. more info
Jacqueline of all trades

Jacqueline Overstreet (AKA J.J.)

Events Coordinator
Most recently J.J. completed her M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Goddard College, and is working towards her license. more info
Artistic genius

Adrian Tans

Gallery Director
Adrian's oil paintings have been exhibited in galleries throughout New England and he is also a published children's book illustrator. more info
education enthusiast

Karen Rodis

Arts Programming Coordinator
Karen holds a Doctorate in Education from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. more info
Arts extraordinaire

Ben Fox

Arts Educator & Coordinator
Ben has a B.A. from Hamilton College and has worked in various creative fields such as maker of outdoor clothing and bags, fine woodworker, photographer, jewelry maker, and lately outdoor sculptor. more info
Marketing Guru

Tayo Skarrow

Director of Marketing & Communications, Community/Event Liaison
Tayo holds a BA in Journalism and Public Communications with a Minor in Art from the University of Alaska, Anchorage. more info
Captain Connector

Finnie Trimpi

Outreach Coordinator
Finnie Trimpi, Outreach Coordinator at ArtisTree, is a busy bee busting out paintings, flower arrangements and anything else she can get her hands into… more info
mr. fix it

Eric Gieseke

Facilities Manager
Eric is happy to be working with an organization that brings the arts into the community and encourages and promotes the creativity in all of us. more info
Design Diva

Marie Cole

Graphic Designer & Media Relations Coordinator
Marie Cole is a Designer, Illustrator, Master Gardener, Photographer, Skier, and Outdoor Enthusiast. more info