Board of Directors

Officers

Danielle Bursk

Board Chairman
Ms. Bursk is a visual artist who concentrates her practice mainly in drawing/painting and performance/video. She works as a consultant to local arts non-profits, specializing in administration and management. She holds a certificate in Non-Profit Management from LaSalle University’s Non-profit Center, a Masters in Fine Arts from Rutgers University and a Bachelors in Fine Arts from Temple University’s Tyler School of Arts.

 

James Peeples

Board Vice-Chairman
Mr. Peeples, a Trenton resident, works in his family’s business A-Phase Electric Inc. and his own technology consulting firm, Peeples Choice Consulting.

 

John Beck

Board Treasurer

A Trenton resident, working in a family owned local business, Mr. Beck has a BFA the Maryland Institute College of Art; Baltimore, MD.

 

Candice Frederick

Board Secretary

A Trenton resident, and former Tourism and Marketing Manager for Destination Trenton, Ms. Frederick has collaborated with Artworks on several initiatives, including the Trenton Mural Arts project.  She currently works for WYVERN Consulting, Trenton, NJ as their Marketing Manager.

Anthony Coluccio

Born and raised in Trenton, and currently a resident, Mr. Coluccio has been an educator for more than 30 years. He has managed education departments for facilities in the NJ Department of Corrections, and has run two NJDOC drug and alcohol programs called Scared Straight and Project PRIDE.

 

Lora Durr

Ms. Durr is an artist, muralist and art educator at Crockett Middle School in Hamilton, NJ.  She has developed a strong public art program within the school which has contributed to strengthening the sense of community within the building.  She has a Master of Arts in Arts Education from Boston University.

 

Elissa Horan

A Trenton resident, Ms. Horan is an art teacher at Sharon School in Robbinsville, NJ.  She has a Masters in Art Education, with highest honors, from Columbia University Teachers College, New York, NY.  She founded a community group, CARETRENTON.org, to help clean up the neighborhood streets.  She regularly takes art to the streets of Trenton with her pop-up mural program titled “What Kind of Mark Will You Make?”  By setting up temporary easels with canvas in the environment, the community is invited to create spontaneously without limitations..

 

Jacque Howard

A Trenton resident, Mr. Howard is the Executive Director of Urban Mission Cabinet, an organization focusing on the revitalization, redevelopment and transformation of urban churches and the development of projects that bring communities together, such as community gardens and Radio Host at Morris Broadcasting Company of New Jersey, Inc..  He graduated from The Art Institute of Philadelphia.

 

Eva Loayza

Ms Loayza is a Trenton resident and the Press Secretary to the New Jersey Assembly Democrats.  She serves as liaison between Assembly members and reporters and create messages to communicate Assembly Democratic views to constituencies. Responsibilities include writing press releases, op-eds, letters to the editor and speeches, as well as coordinating press conferences and media appearances.

 

Christian Martin

A Trenton resident, Mr. Martin is the Executive Director of the Trenton Downtown Association, which manages the SID in the downtown area and markets and promotes the Trenton arts and historical attractions through a Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) grant from the NJ Division of Travel.

 

 

Diana Moore

Ms. Moore is the Curator of the Marie L. Matthews Gallery, D&R Greenway Land Trust.  She is also the Director of Investor Relations & Business Development for Advaxis, Inc, a biotechnology company.   She is a graduate of Princeton University in Classical Studies and has a Masters in Public Perception of Biotechnology in Contemporary Art & Literature, graduating with Distinction from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom.

 

Lauren Otis

A resident of Trenton, N.J. Mr. Otis oversees daily operations at Unionville Vineyards in Ringoes, N.J. He is also a writer, and visual and sound artist.

 

Michael Rosen

Mr. Rosen is President of Commercial Cleaning Corporation in Ewing, N.J. He is also active with the Trenton Rotary.

 

Jeff Stewart

Residing in Trenton, Mr. Stewart is currently a supervisor in the Rutgers Department of Administration & Public Safety.  He is working towards a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Film, Television and New Media Production.

 

Peg Wreen

Ms. Wreen is currently serving as the Senior Vice President of Administration and Managing Director of Symphony Space, a multi-disciplinary, not-for-profit performing arts institution in New York City.  She has a Masters Degree in Arts History from the City University