New Instructors Are Welcomed At Infinity Arts

Marie Stewart
Joanna Roberts

Infinity Visual and Performing Arts welcomes two new instructors.

Marie Stewart and Joanna Roberts have joined the Infinity Team. Stewart is currently offering private and group instruction in various art mediums, including painting, abstract paint, and functional artwork, and Roberts is offering private lessons in voice and beginning Piano.

Stewart is an award-winning fine arts educator and painter with a focus on abstract nature paintings and functional artwork. She received a Bachelor of Fine Art with a concentration in Education from Bowling Green State University in 2010, and before moving to Jamestown, taught K-12 art in Texas for eight years. There, she led several students to placement in Texas’ annual statewide student art competition, was elected head of her district art program in 2014 and received Teacher of the Year honors in 2017. In addition to her work at Infinity, Marie operates The Only Road Home Studio, a small arts and crafts studio which focuses on handmade art items suitable for everyday household use and abstract paintings inspired by her travels. Marie arrived in Jamestown with her family in August 2018 and is excited to work with students to explore its rich culture and art community.

Roberts has found the Jamestown locals to have hearts as big as the area’s hills. Roberts earned her Bachelor’s of Music at Bethany College in her little hometown of Lindsborg, Kan. before moving to the city of Wichita, Kan. where she performed with Opera Kansas, Wichita Symphony Orchestra, Messiah Festival of the Arts, and the Wichita Choral Society, and explored the behind-the-scenes side of opera production as a volunteer with Wichita Grand Opera. Her biggest loves in life-besides music-are her our nieces and nephews-the real reasons she found herself packing everything into her little car and moving 1,151 miles across the United States. Roberts loves watching lightbulbs turn on in her students’ eyes when they grasp a new concept, and may need a tissue to wipe her eyes as she can get overwhelmed with joy at students’ victories-both in the studio and on stage.

For more information about Infinity, or to register for lessons with Stewart or Roberts, please visit infinityperformingarts.org

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