The Art Effect empowers young people to develop their creative voice to shape their futures and bring about positive social change.
Pamela PerryMarketing and Communications ManagerCreative maker, master marketer, concert lover, expressive artist, and mama bear to wild boys.
Paul ThompsonLead Media Teaching Artist/Equipment ManagerVideographer, Media Educator, Photographer, Editor, Vacationist, Foodie, Unofficial Food Inspector
Mary Ellen IatropoulosDirector of EducationEducator, writer, critical theory aficionado, three-time winner of the Mr. Pointy Award.
David WongMADLab Coordinator and Community Relations AssociateJack of all trades and teacher to all.
Nicole Fenichel-HewittExecutive DirectorCreative and innovative leader; master delegator; uber-collaborator, inspiration dropper, and queen of two teens.
Lauren HollickDirector of Explore ProgrammingEnthusiastic Educator, Hudson Valley Explorer, and someone who likes to get her hands dirty!
Anna LangdellDirector of DevelopmentFundraiser, international traveler, yogi, and mom to a goofy baby and spunky Labradoodle.
Sarah TaylorMedia/IT Coordinator & Teaching ArtistExperimental Video Artist, Enthusiastic Project Partner, Exuberant Teacher, and Ebullient Assistant.
Daniel WeintraubDirector of Media Advancement at The Art Effect and Head of Production at Forge MediaHead of Production, writer, director, musician and recording artist.
Forge Media (www.ForgeMedia.org) is The Art Effect’s production house apprenticeship program, the first of its kind in the Hudson Valley. Forge employs advanced youth apprentices to work alongside experienced producers in creating high quality, unique media products for businesses and organizations. Youth gain client-based work experience, further develop their filmmaking skills using professional-level equipment and…Learn More
The Art Institute is a pre-college portfolio program for artistically motivated and career-minded teens ages 14-19. We help them develop their ideas and master skills in the visual and media arts. Excellence is, after all, built on a firm foundation. Students will strengthen their portfolios by exploring advanced art techniques, presentation, critique, composition, emotionalism, and…Learn More
Residencies For over 25 years, we’ve worked with schools throughout the Hudson Valley. The Art Effect collaborates with faculty and educators on short- and long-term residencies tailored to creatively engage students in diverse subject areas, reinforcing skills and content they are learning in the classroom through media production and artmaking. School Residencies: The Art Effect…Learn More
Dutchess & Ulster Arts Camp At The Art Effect’s summer Dutchess and Ulster arts camps, children ages 5-10 will explore their artistic abilities and have fun working on creative projects in person, socially distanced and outside whenever possible this summer at our Pershing Ave, Poughkeepsie locations or at SUNY New Paltz’s beautiful campus. Dutchess Arts…Learn More
Liz is a multi-disciplinary Art Director specializing in boundary-pushing digital creative for gen-z and millennial audiences. Extensive experience defining brands’ visual identities and telling 360-degree stories that engage and empower consumers.
Currently Art Director @ Sweet
Clients include: TBS, School of Doodle, The Georges Malaika Foundation, No Big Deal PR, Clover Letter,Time Out Magazine, Hard Candy, Reebok, Smuggler Films, Greencard Pictues, Eyeball Records
MC Wolfman (aka Dan Betro) is a New York born artist working as an Illustrator and Background Artist, creating work for clients like Red Stylo Media, Print Syndicate, SBC Advertising, Viceland, Thrillist, McGarryBowen, MC CHRIS, and Cartuna.
Domino Bliss is an illustrator and tattoo artist currently working at Revenant Gallery in Hopewell Junction, NY.
Currently located in New York, Trent Taft is a sculptor in the special effects industry. Inspired by films with
credible imaginary characters and nature itself, He brings his creations to life in a public space through artistry.
Joe Cassanova graduated from the Art Institute before attending Maryland Institute College of Art for his BFA and then School of Visual Arts for his MFA. He is a digital and traditional illustrator with extensive experience.
Mil in Awards
Junior Art InstittuePortfolio
Our students are pretty amazing. Here are just a few things we like to brag about.
Opening Reception April 7 5-7pm RSVP HERE Reel Exposure focuses on three goals: encourage youth creativity, invigorate our local community through the arts, and showcase the incredible work done by emerging filmmakers and photographers. Reel Exposure is a natural manifestation of The Art Effect’s commitment to empowering youth to harness their creative voices. Thank you…
The Art Effect Announces Affiliation with Barrett Art Center to Expand Youth and Community Opportunities for the Arts in Poughkeepsie
Two Legacies, One Future The Art Effect and Barrett Art Center are coming together in an exciting, transformational affiliation bringing together the largest arts organization with the oldest arts organization in the Hudson Valley. (For more information click here). The affiliation will open doors of new opportunities for The Art Effect and Barrett Art…
This post was origionaly posted on The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center Read the full post HERE: https://fllac.vassar.edu/docs/Home-Sick-at-the-Trolly-Barn.pdf The exhibition Home Sick, currently on view at the Trolley Barn through April 1, is a collaboration between multiple Poughkeepsie arts organizations and is the pilot program of The Art Effect’s Youth Curatorial Program. The project came…