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Barbara Benish

is ArtMill's Founding Director.  She is an artist raised in the U.S., who moved to the Czech Republic in 1993 after completing a year as a Fulbright Scholar in Prague.   Benish’s own work has been shown at P.S.1 Museum in New York, U.N.E.S.C.O. Headquarters in Paris, the Venice Biennale in Italy and a survey exhibition at  the Pomona Museum of Art at the Claremont Graduate University in California, (her alma mater).  Her work is represented in public and private collections around the world including  The Getty Museum in Los Angeles and the Stadtgeschichtliche Museen in Nürnberg, Germany.  Barbara Benish has had over 40 solo exhibitions internationally.

Lexy Strong

is Art Dialogue's & ArtMill's Programme Director. She is a working artist and a recent college graduate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with and MA in Arts Administration and Policy. With five years of teaching various media to all age groups, her pedagogical theory steams from a multidisciplinary approach using creativity and art as the basis for growth and sustainability. Bringing forth, new perspectives, awareness and progressive thought not just in education but also in many aspects of the creative process.

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Marketa Mrázová

is ArtMill's Studio Manager.  She studied accounting and languages at Plzen University and has been with ArtMill for 7 years as Assistant Director of Galerie Califia and as a member of Art Dialogue, o.s (in 2014). Marketa has been active in scouting since she was young, she is leisure time teacher and has First Aid Certificate.  She is an avid hiker, loves to travel, cultural studies, yoga and rock climbing.


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Petr Prokopík

is a member of Art Dialogue, o.s.  Originally from Prague, Petr received Ph.D in Anthropology from Charles University in 2008 with a specialization in ‘Anthropology of Sexuality'. He has carried out research in gypsy camps in Eastern Slovakia and participated in numerous projects targeting the gypsy population, immigrants and refugees in the Czech Republic.  He has been lecturing Cultural Anthropology at  Charles University in Prague and at the University of West Bohemia in Plzen.  Currently he is running his own travel company Prague4gay and continuing his research in the field of Anthropology of Sexuality collaborating with UCLA.
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Mariana Dočekalová

is a member of Art Dialogue, o.s. and Assistant Director at ArtMill's Summer Camp.  She holds a degree in Education  from Charles University in Prague, with an emphasis in Arts Education.  She works as a an author and lector at the Department of Educational Programs of Rudolfinum Gallery in Prague and previously taught art at MUM (Mother's Center), before establishing her own preschool program Kružitko. Her graphics and sculptures have been shown locally.

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Antonín Melka ("Tonda")

is ArtMill's Master Welder and general Handyman. "Tonda" has been working at the Mill since 2004. Known to be able to do anything, including helping students make sculptures out of any material, building rafts, hauling boulders, making furniture or lifting a caravan into a tree, he is an irreplaceble part of the Red Mill's family. Tonda retired in 2017, but remains part of the ArtMill family.


 



 

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