Christine Flood, Assistant Director of Education at Art Omi, visited the February 28 National Art Honor Society meeting at CHS to give a presentation on careers in art, talk about her work at Art Omi, and share some of her artwork with the students. Ms. Flood is a Chatham graduate and was invited to speak at her former high school by CHS art teacher and NAHS advisor Patrice Tomaso. During her talk, she drove home the point that career opportunities in the art world do exist, and in fact, there are many – be it managing programs, teaching, or creating. Flood has been with Art Omi for the past eight years, which is an arts center located in Ghent that includes a gallery and large outdoor sculpture park, international residency programs for artists, writers, musicians, dancers and other creative disciplines, as well as local art education programs. Her roles there include curriculum development, staff management, and schedule and materials coordinator. After graduating from Chatham High School in 2002, she went on to earn her B.F.A. in Painting with a minor in Art History from SUNY Albany and her M.S. in Art Education from the College of Saint Rose. Over the past 10 years, she has taught art to all age ranges, “from birth to 102 years old,” as she describes it, in schools and community centers throughout the Capital Region and Hudson Valley.
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