MEET THE FACULTY!
Drawing, Painting, & Sculpture
Cindy Rehm resides in Brevard, after a rich and rewarding career in Arts Education and Arts Administration in Connecticut. Cindy served as Supervisor of Art Education K-12 in Simsbury and founded and directed the Simsbury Arts Academy, a thriving vibrant extended day and year arts education program which provides the school districts, and Connecticut area students with year-round opportunities to study music, visual art, and theatre.
Cindy has worked as an arts education consultant, locally, statewide and nationally, in arts educational curriculum and assessment development, including for The Getty Center for Education in the Arts.
Her awards and recognitions include the Connecticut Art Education Association: Distinguished Art Supervisor and Art Educator Awards, and Simsbury Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year Award.
She is a mixed media two-dimensional artist creating abstract, floral, landscape and figurative artwork.
Danielle holds a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and a master’s degree in Education with an Emphasis in Literacy and Curriculum. She began her teaching career over 20 years ago in St. Petersburg, Florida, with experience in both public and private schools as well as several grade levels. She was active in her Florida community and helped wherever she could. She was honored to be nominated in Pinellas County for Outstanding Educator of the Year for her commitment to children and families.
In 2017, Danielle decided to leave the classroom and put her skills and knowledge to work homeschooling her daughter, Lila. Today, they are still loving every minute of their homeschooling journey. Lila especially loves the incredible classes and opportunities at the Arts Council!
Danielle grew up with award winning artist parents. Her father is a photographer, and her mother paints beautiful watercolor birds and landscapes. Growing up with artist parents taught Danielle to place a high value on art, creativity, originality and a community that supports the arts.
Danielle is passionate about education and art. She especially loves when the two come together.
Fools in Love: Devised Shakespeare
Dr. Veronica Leone Matthews holds a Master of Liberal Arts in English, emphasis in Shakespeare, and a Doctor of Education from the University of South Florida. She is a graduate of the University of Cambridge Shakespeare Summer School and spent 10 years as a professional actress appearing in regional theater Shakespeare in the Park productions.
In 2014, Veronica co-founded St. Petersburg Shakespeare Festival in St. Petersburg, FL, a non-profit theater company which presented 2 outdoor Shakespeare productions each year, as well as staged readings. As the Festival’s Artistic Director, Veronica produced 7 seasons of Shakespeare in the Park, providing free access to the arts in downtown St. Petersburg.
She was awarded multiple honors for her work engaging community partnerships around the arts, as well as for Shakespeare in the City performances she adapted or co-directed.
Veronica moved to Brevard, NC in 2021 to be near family and works as a writer as well as an adjunct instructor of humanities at Brevard College.