Painter and printmaker Kate McGloughlin teaches at the historic Woodstock School of Art in New York’s Hudson Valley where she also serves as president of the board of directors. Kate graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in drawing and painting from the University of Arizona at Tucson, where she studied with Bruce McGrew and Robert Colescott. She leads workshops in Italy, Mexico, Ireland, and the U.S., and has been exhibiting in galleries and museums internationally since 1985. The recipient of numerous awards, Kate is represented widely in notable galleries.
Dan Lipow is an award-winning photographer specializing in portrait, travel, and documentary shooting, as well as digital photo illustration. His clients for commercial, editorial, and stock imagery include advertising agencies, design firms, corporate art departments, as well as book and magazine publishers. He has traveled across several continents shooting in such diverse locations as Italy, India, Japan, Madagascar, Mexico, Nova Scotia, Thailand, and Zimbabwe.
With a technical education from the renowned Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California, Dan has been working with digital technology since its infancy in the early ’90s. In addition to his commercial photography business, Dan works as a digital-imaging consultant, providing private instruction in the art and science of digital photography. He currently shoots with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III.
Mary Anne Malkine
Destination Arts’ secret weapon is Mary Anne Malkine—hands down the best fixer in the world. Our Mary Anne will be your Mary Anne by the end of the trip! Talented artist, massage therapist, and nurse, Mary Anne holds us together and keeps everyone in good shape and in good humor. She’s responsible for the Destination Arts motto, “We won’t go without her!”
Destination Arts is about having serious fun all over the world, that’s why when we need a hand rounding up the herd and keeping the ships sailing, we rely on Betsy Wise, our go-to girl. Betsy is a fine art photographer, potter, and tennis pro, and has been all over the world with us, keeping our spirits soaring and our final exhibitions shining.
Since the release of his first solo ukulele album in 2002, James Hill has become recognized as “one of the world’s top composers for the ukulele” (Rafe Mair, 600AM Vancouver), celebrated for his “world-class command of the instrument” (John Berger, Honolulu Star-Bulletin).
James, who holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of British Columbia, is also a distinguished teacher. He has presented ukulele workshops throughout Canada and the U.S., as well as in Japan, Germany, Italy, Sweden, and New Zealand. He has twice been invited to teach and perform at the renowned Ukulele and Slack Key Guitar Institute in Waimea, Hawaii, and has lectured at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, and at the University of Oregon. James is co-author of the acclaimed Ukulele in the Classroom method book series.
Cellist and singer Anne Janelle moves so gracefully between classical and contemporary styles, you’d think it was easy. Throughout her years of training as a classical cellist, Anne maintained a love of popular, jazz, and folk styles. Since 2006 Anne has performed widely with ukulelist/songwriter James Hill; their acclaimed collaboration True Love Don’t Weep won Traditional Album of the Year at the 2009 Canadian Folk Music Awards. The Folk Diary calls Anne “absolutely brilliant on the cello,” but it’s her songwriting that has taken center stage these days. Beauty Remains, her debut solo album, exhibits songs that teem with complexity and candor; they offer a special blend of influences that range from Mozart to Feist to Nick Drake to John Zorn. Whether stripped-bare or richly orchestrated, her musical mélange swirls with emotion, honesty, and sparkle. In every song, the listener is privy to Anne’s secret life as expressed through compelling imagery, diverse orchestration, and her captivatingly sweet voice.
Francesca Matichak has been a devout practitioner of Iyengar yoga for 23 years, with 20 years experience as a teacher. Iyengar yoga involves refined alignment, mindful awareness, and a skillful teaching method developed by B.K.S. Iyengar. Certification takes years of specialized training followed by thorough testing. She apprenticed with senior Iyengar teacher John Schumacher in Bethesda, Maryland, and has participated in teacher trainings and classes with other senior teachers including Patricia Walden, Manuso Manos, Karin Stephan, and others. She has also studied in Pune, India with the Iyengar family.
Yoga study sparked what she describes as a life-changing shift, which continues to this day. Yoga, including postures, pranayama, meditation, etc., is an instrumental piece of her personal and spiritual growth and vital physical and emotional health.
After a 15-year career as a corporate sales manager, Francesca chose to share this beautiful path as a teacher, owning two yoga studios over 12 years. Now living in Costa Rica, her focus is spiritual retreats, specialized yoga workshops, and work as a Master/Teacher Reiki practitioner and writer.
She is grateful for the honor to teach yoga and takes the responsibility seriously, with emphasis on safety and true learning. Her classes also include a healthy dose of fun and humor, which runs in her blood-line. She loves working with new students and is very experienced working with mixed-level groups.
Alessandro Rafanelli is a cinematographer and camera operator based in New York. Recent projects span the realms of feature film, television, documentary, live music, fashion, commercial, and corporate work. As an avid adventurer Rafanelli has produced a large compilation of travel video as well as photography, which is featured on embark.org, an adventure travel company that he recently co-created and launched. His most recent awards include recognition for Best Cinematography at the 2010 Boston International Film Festival for Patrimony, a short film starring Academy Award nominee Robert Vaughn. He is owner of Cima Image Arts Inc., a production company that focuses on specialty film projects serving an expanding client base, including PBS’s Artist Den, capturing 4K fashion and wildlife content for Samsung, and lensing several commercials for current Broadway shows.
Susana Trilling is a chef, teacher, caterer, author, TV personality, food consultant, and directora of Seasons of My Heart Cooking School and Aurora Exports, producer of gourmet Mexican products. She has owned two New York City restaurants, a restaurant in Fremantle, Western Australia, and has lived in Oaxaca since 1988, where her two sons were born and raised on her ranch outside of the city.
A renowned authority on Oaxacan cuisine, she wrote My Search for the Seventh Mole, A Story with Recipes and Seasons of My Heart; A Culinary Journey through Oaxaca, Mexico to accompany her 13-part PBS series, that ran for six years. Susana has filmed and hosted numerous TV programs in addition to her own series including: Two Hot Tamales, Mexico One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless, A Cooks Tour with Chef Anthony Bourdain, Andrew Zimmern ‘s Bizarre Foods, The Diary of a Foodie, and Jeff Corwin’s series Extreme Cuisine. She has also been featured on the Discovery Channel, National Geographic, BBC, TNZ, and PBS. Her biography was presented on Food Network Canada’s At the Table With….
She holds classes and hosts TV filming and special events at her cooking school. Susana was the culinary director and culinary advisor for Rosa Mexicano restaurants for four years. As a culinary ambassador, she has cooked all over the world, introducing people to traditional Mexican food. In addition to teaching at her own school, she has taught at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone and Instituto Universitario de Oaxaca. She was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Oaxacan International Food and Wine Festival in 2002 and in 2012 was presented with the Espiga de Oro Award for her work promoting Oaxacan cuisine internationally.
Susan Newbold’s paintings and prints are her response to nature as a metaphor for life’s organic flow. Through a vocabulary both representational and abstract, she illustrates the vibrant path of valleys, oceans, fields, and rocks. Mark making celebrates the repetition of the life process, while line and color invite the viewer into its variety. In combining monoprints with drawing, painting, and other mixed media, she signals the infinite design of the natural landscape. Her intention is to render the joy of creation through the spirit of these elements.
Susan received a Bachelor of Arts degree in studio art from Principia College and an Master of Fine Arts in visual art from Vermont College. Her final project, an artist book, was acquired by the Art Institute of Chicago. She is also a graduate of the Post Baccalaureate program of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. She has been awarded three fellowships to work in France by the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Maryland Institute of Art. Additional residencies have been at the New Pacific Studios in New Zealand and the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay, Maine.