Bio: Casey Gallagher is an artist and art educator. After earning a Bachelor's Degree in Anthropology and spending years in the corporate world, she has returned to her passion for the arts and completed a Masters Degree in Art & Art Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. She is currently teaching elementary art in Pelham, New York.
Artist Statement: I believe art is a crucial element of addressing modern human culture. Most ideas cannot be expressed with only words or actions; rather they require color, space, and tangible materials. I use these tools and materials to explore the tension that exists between the emotional and mechanical aspects of the human experience.
Teaching Philosophy: Every child deserves access to a thorough and thoughtful art education. Art making is a cognitive process and a fundamental aspect of one’s comprehensive knowledge base. Art experiences provide students with opportunities to not only investigate and problem solve, but also build their cultural knowledge and awareness. I aim to provide a space where students can explore the intersections of ideas, materials, and self-expression.