About Meredith Arcari
An Artist, Teaching Artist and Master Gardener Meredith Arcari has taught and works with various non-profits including West Hartford Art League, Green Street Art Center Wesleyan University, Charter Oak Cultural Center and New Britain Museum of American Art. She is strongly involved in the community and on a local basis as an artist and master gardener who specializes in painting, drawing, and installations. Widely exhibited throughout New England and is involved with various auctions and commissions. Her work focuses on showing the complexity that our surroundings contain from the many architectural sites that we pass every day to nature's natural beauty that surrounds us. These sites contain a quiet beauty that she emphasizes in her work through the use of color, pattern, and line using oil paint, acrylic paint, and paper. Her lessons/workshops encourage students to build upon their own individuality, create a sense of place and commemorate their customs and traditions through the creation of their very own artwork, with the integration of various subjects including reading, writing, math, and social studies. “I have participated in the eight-hour Artists as Educators Seminar, Mapping the Journey: Planning Effective Residencies for Students developed by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. I have also attended a two-day Restorative Arts Training led by Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network (AIYN) and I'm a registered qualified Artist for the Hartford Foundation arts investment."