Brenda Pescia currently instructs adult students in clay at the Orion Art Center’s Studio having retired from the Lake Orion School District. She is an accomplished potter and photographer inspired by her time studying at Arizona State University. Her first love, photography as an art form, reflects the patterns and textures of the Arizona landscape and this has carried over into her pottery.
Brenda earned her teaching degree at Arizona State and Central Michigan University with a Masters of Art Education from Wayne State University.
Beau Bacevicius, Lake Orion resident potter, teaches wheel throwing at the Orion Art Center’s Studio. Beau first knew he was a potter, that his hands worked a potter’s wheel with talent and thoughtfulness, when he was a student at Lake Orion High School. He enjoys completing the pieces he works on the wheel but, most especially, he appreciates the need to focus on his work. His mind is freed from other thoughts; concentration is necessary and the process itself becomes valuable.Beau is a self-taught potter beyond his high school classes. He intends that his works are of real quality. And a couple of other things: Beau owns the Forrester Car Wash in Lake Orion and he is a supporter of the Orion Art Center providing valuable time and talent to us whether it be in his teaching, volunteering his skills with a hammer and screwdriver or his pick-up truck for delivery of almost anything.
Geri Boyle is a Michigan artist who specializes in portraits of people as well as animals. Her love of horses, dogs and children keeps her inspired. Geri's abstracts explode with color. Her style of paintings include: Monet's beloved impressionism and Georgia O'Keefe's glorious flowers. She has taught art for may years. Geri excelled at art in college. She was honored as Student of the Year. Her studies focused on Fine Art, Sculpture, graphic and Commercial Art and Interior Design. She has studies with many professional artists. Geri has been represented by many galleries, and featured in newspapers and magazines. She taught painting on her own TV show. Her paintings are in many collections globally.
Rachelle Campbell recently moved back to the Lake Orion area. She has a BA in Education, with a minor in Fine Arts. She is a licensed counselor, holding an MA in counseling. She previously taught Art grades K - 8. Rachelle also owned a KidZArt after school art enrichment program in Arizona and held summer art camps as well as painting parties of kids and adults.
Art class was always Sidney Savage's escape throughout school. When I was a junior in High School, I received the National Scholastic Art Award Gold Key. I also won the Blue Ribbon at the National Award Ceremony in Philadelphia. My work is a combination of many different mediums and techniques. I have a background in Ceramics, Fiber, Mixed Media and Metal. Currently my sister (the scientist) and I have been working on a collaboration to etch my hand drawn designs onto metal jewelry.