Faculty

Tony Baker

Tony Baker received his BFA in Ceramics at California State University Long Beach in 2018, and his MFA In Ceramics at Alfred University in 2022. His work is in several prestigious private collections, and he has a solo exhibition at the Torrance Art Museum in the fall of 2023.

Tony grew up in a very poor neighborhood in Sacramento, California, alongside the freeway littered with heroin needles and crack vials. As Tony travelled from lower to middle class parts of town to attend school, he experienced noticeable cultural dislocation. He never felt as though he fully belonged clearly too either cultural subset. As a result, he was an observer, living between cultures. In this culturally and ethnically mixed world, people found a common, shared identity more as a matter of shared class position.

Experiences in these formative years grew a desire to make work that can be a voice for the people who do not have one, the people who are struggling to survive in this world and can relate with this story of living a life with little control over circumstance. Tony uses the things he has witnessed both as a kid and as a young adult, where self-survival is everything, and the struggle he endured, as inspiration.

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Tony Baker

Trish Kahn

Trish was born in Longbranch, NJ and grew up in Indianapolis, IN.  She later attended Indiana University where she received a BS degree in education.  After graduation, she taught in the Indianapolis school system for two years.  She continued her teaching in the Miami Dade Schools and

pursued her art career by taking several art courses in different mediums at Florida International University and Broward College.  Upon completion of her coursework, she became a certified art teacher and taught art to a diversified group of students for 11 years in Miami Dade Public Schools.  In addition, she taught after school art classes, ran an art club in a private school setting and gave private instructions in painting.  Along with her love for teaching, painting has always been her true passion.  She is always searching for ways to develop and innovate herself as an artist through professional development classes, workshops, demos, gallery and museum visitations, lectures and travel.  She was a signature member as well as a board member for the Boca Museum of Art Artists Guild, and is currently a member of Women in the Visual Arts, the Broward Art Guild and Palm Beach Plein Air.  Trish resides in Boca Raton, FL where she regularly exhibits in various museums, galleries, businesses, medical centers, recreational areas and libraries.

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Trish Kahn

Won Ok Park

Won-Ok Park immigrated to the United States from South Korea in 1970. She was sponsored by B.A. Ballou, a jewelry manufacturing company in Rhode Island, where she had been making jewelry and actively learning and teaching many forms of art for over 40 years. She graduated from Ewha Women’s University Department of Mathematics in Seoul, Korea and was also trained as a jewelry designer in Hong Kong ,Tokyo Japan and Danang Vietnam. She earned her MFA in Jewelry Design and Metalsmith from Rhode Island School of Design as well as a BFA in Glass from RISD.  She taught Sumi-e and watercolor classes at Wickford Art Association and Rhode Island Watercolor Society where she also earned teaching awards. She is passionate about making diverse art, from drawing, watercolor and calligraphy brush painting to metalsmith and jewelry. Technically trained in basic fundamentals, Won-Ok enjoys infusing and integrating the energy and spirit of her Asian background to make modern and contemporary art. She is passionate about sharing her enthusiasm for combining creativity from various media with students who are avid learners like her. She moved to West Palm Beach in 2016 and has become an active member of the Armory Art Center.

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Won Ok Park

Ying Zhou

Ying Zhou graduated in 1983 from Jingdezhen Ceramics Institute, China and has completed residencies at the Clay Studio in Philadelphia, Pewabic Pottery in Detroit, and Red Logger Clay Art Center in Montana. She is a skilled potter who also designs and creates art brushes; she also enjoys teaching traditional Chinese brush painting techniques. She has been successful in teaching and developing the skills of a broad spectrum of students ranging from beginner to advanced levels. Ying has lectured and demonstrated her artistries in many different regions; she has exhibited her ceramic work at the Clay Studio in Philadelphia, Pewabic Art Gallery in Michigan, and the Toronto Art Exhibition.