Director & Founder
Hilda serves as our leader and director. She has been volunteering at the jail since 2017 organizing classes and teaching men's and women's art.
“I have greatly enjoyed exploring my own creativity alongside these women and men. There is a huge amount of talent here and I feel that I benefit from classes as much or more than the participants. Class members are open and willing to try whatever crazy project we bring to the table!”
Director of Programs
Millicent has over twenty years of experience in the classroom and holds a bachelors in art and a masters in elementary education. She enjoys bringing her skills and education to this new setting.
“I see so much creativity, talent and willingness to learn from class participants at the correction center.”
Kacee has been working with the program since its inception designing marketing materials, event posters, and bringing lots of creative energy to the organization. She manages our outreach, attends Bonnaroo and other festivals and fairs to promote Arts Inside. She also leads various workshops in the jail.
“I love sharing Arts Inside’s mission with others and advocating for the inmates. We care deeply about our participants mental health and hope to bring this program to as many jails as we can.”
Artist & Advocacy Volunteer
Darrin is a local artist creating unique tie-dye textiles and garments. He assists with outreach and attends festivals to advocate for Arts Inside. He is scheduled to be our first featured local artists and will be leading our participants in creating their own tie-dye T-shirts.
Pat expresses her creativity in several mediums, including watercolor and textile art. She began working with watercolor in 2003 and her love of both mediums has created beautiful award-winning art quilts and fine watercolor paintings. Pat Rollie has completed the Fine Art and Surface/ Textile Design Certificate programs at Otis School of Art & Design in Los Angeles. Pat lives in Tullahoma with her husband and 4 cats. She is a member of the Tullahoma Art Center and Tennessee Craft and is currently teaching watercolor to a group of men at the facility.
Thank you to ALL our 2019 Bonnaroo Volunteers!