Founder and Executive Director, Ivonne is a Chicago-based artist, photographer, advocate, educator, and curator. Working in a variety of different mediums and content, Ivonne loves to create and collaborate. Inspired by every day’s beauty and expressing some of the challenges we all face. She received her Master’s in Arts Education from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has been in arts education for the last 15 years. Previous experience includes working for SkyART located in South Chicago as Program Manager for the Schools. Helped provide a variety of different schools vital arts residencies during the school day and after-school. Also, previously worked for the Chicago Architecture Center as the Program Teen Manager and was a full-time art teacher at ACE Technical Charter High School.
More of Ivonne's artwork can be found at: www.ivonnecruz.org