Columbia Arts Building

  Megan Ciccoline White    Never have I met someone as passionate about art as Megan is. She loves painting, photography, and fashion, but counts dance as her favored medium. Megan is currently an adjunct Professor of Dance for Columbia State Community College's Commercial Entertainment Program and also teaches dance through Williamson County Schools. She has a love for natural movement and the outdoors and is a skilled fitness ( my Pilates!) instructor. She will be teaching a full array of mind and body fitness classes through the CAB in addition to her CAB LAB program..  As the director of CAB LAB, she is able to combine each of her passions into a program that, in my opinion, Maury County desperately needs. Click on her image to learn more about our Nature School for students ages 2-12, CAB LAB.

Megan Ciccoline White

Never have I met someone as passionate about art as Megan is. She loves painting, photography, and fashion, but counts dance as her favored medium. Megan is currently an adjunct Professor of Dance for Columbia State Community College's Commercial Entertainment Program and also teaches dance through Williamson County Schools. She has a love for natural movement and the outdoors and is a skilled fitness ( my Pilates!) instructor. She will be teaching a full array of mind and body fitness classes through the CAB in addition to her CAB LAB program..  As the director of CAB LAB, she is able to combine each of her passions into a program that, in my opinion, Maury County desperately needs. Click on her image to learn more about our Nature School for students ages 2-12, CAB LAB.

  Lori Brown   Lori is the co-founder of CAB LAB, our in house nature school program for ages 3 through 12. She is a registered dietitian and has extraordinary experience teaching classes such as creative movement, piano, voice, musical theater, comb tap/ballet/jazz and literature, just to name a few! Lori believes that creativity is learning and offers child led interest instruction throughout her lesson plans. Our sometimes ( ok often) temperamental 3 year old attended one of her classes after waking up on the WRONG side of the bed and her patience and kindness towards him while he acting a fool made her my personal hero that day!  She is the mom of two daughters and a lover of dogs, reading, historic homes, and avocados...not necessarily in that order! Click on her image to learn more about her CAB LAB program.

Lori Brown

Lori is the co-founder of CAB LAB, our in house nature school program for ages 3 through 12. She is a registered dietitian and has extraordinary experience teaching classes such as creative movement, piano, voice, musical theater, comb tap/ballet/jazz and literature, just to name a few! Lori believes that creativity is learning and offers child led interest instruction throughout her lesson plans. Our sometimes ( ok often) temperamental 3 year old attended one of her classes after waking up on the WRONG side of the bed and her patience and kindness towards him while he acting a fool made her my personal hero that day!  She is the mom of two daughters and a lover of dogs, reading, historic homes, and avocados...not necessarily in that order! Click on her image to learn more about her CAB LAB program.

  Jennifer Kasdorf   Jennifer is the artisan instructor for our Beginner Weaving and Loome Pom Pom Classes and we are thrilled to have her with us! She heads up her own fiber company and recently had her work shown at Gallery 205 in Downtown Columbia. Shout Happy is a Muletown fiber co. run by Jennifer Kasdorf. Originating in 2014, she creates handwoven wall hangings, fiber jewelry and home goods. Though Shout Happy began while living in Nashville, TN, Jennifer is a native of Columbia and has recently moved back to settle into the Arts District with her family.

Jennifer Kasdorf

Jennifer is the artisan instructor for our Beginner Weaving and Loome Pom Pom Classes and we are thrilled to have her with us! She heads up her own fiber company and recently had her work shown at Gallery 205 in Downtown Columbia. Shout Happy is a Muletown fiber co. run by Jennifer Kasdorf. Originating in 2014, she creates handwoven wall hangings, fiber jewelry and home goods. Though Shout Happy began while living in Nashville, TN, Jennifer is a native of Columbia and has recently moved back to settle into the Arts District with her family.

 
  Emma C. Bell   Emma brings many skills to her position as the creative director of the CAB. She is a talented fiber artist who spins and dyes the wool from her large flock of Southdown Babydoll sheep into gorgeous artisan yarn. She also makes unique soaps, found glass art, among other creative endeavors. 

Emma C. Bell

Emma brings many skills to her position as the creative director of the CAB. She is a talented fiber artist who spins and dyes the wool from her large flock of Southdown Babydoll sheep into gorgeous artisan yarn. She also makes unique soaps, found glass art, among other creative endeavors. 

  Sarah Gilliam    Sarah is a regularly published freelance photographer and an all around terrific person with a passion for teaching. Upon completion of her studio, she will call the CAB her home (for art, not living here or anything) and offer a unique photography curriculum. 

Sarah Gilliam

Sarah is a regularly published freelance photographer and an all around terrific person with a passion for teaching. Upon completion of her studio, she will call the CAB her home (for art, not living here or anything) and offer a unique photography curriculum. 

  Brian Buchanan   Brian is a professional muralist and his large scale work can be seen on buildings throughout Portland, Oregon and New York City.     We have known him for over 15 years and in that time we have rarely seen him make a dime from sources other than his artwork. He is a gifted artist and and an inspiring person to be around. Brian will be painting a huge mural on the level three entrance of the CAB...and he is just getting started.

Brian Buchanan

Brian is a professional muralist and his large scale work can be seen on buildings throughout Portland, Oregon and New York City.     We have known him for over 15 years and in that time we have rarely seen him make a dime from sources other than his artwork. He is a gifted artist and and an inspiring person to be around. Brian will be painting a huge mural on the level three entrance of the CAB...and he is just getting started.

 
  Aaron Rudd   Talk about a go-getter, not only does Aaron keep up with his 4 children and a 20+ acre farm, he is also a freelance web designer as well as the founder of The Muletown Collective . Housed in what we feel is our best looking space ( hello windows!) ,The MC is a creative co-working environment that will soon be bustling with activity. We are thrilled that the Rudd's chose the CAB to be the home of this Much Needed idea and we look forward to their opening this Spring.   

Aaron Rudd

Talk about a go-getter, not only does Aaron keep up with his 4 children and a 20+ acre farm, he is also a freelance web designer as well as the founder of The Muletown Collective . Housed in what we feel is our best looking space ( hello windows!) ,The MC is a creative co-working environment that will soon be bustling with activity. We are thrilled that the Rudd's chose the CAB to be the home of this Much Needed idea and we look forward to their opening this Spring.

 

  Jenny Rudd     Jenny is the founder of Muletown Collective and is currently a fixture around the CAB while she and her husband Aaron renovate their large 3rd level co-working space. She has also been kind enough to assist with various kids classes held at the CAB and brings a decidedly creative flair to all of her projects. When we first met Jenny she remarked that one of her chickens was molting and that she planned to knit her a sweater to combat those chilly nights. Within hours a photo of a cozily sweatered chicken was forwarded to my phone. You had us at " chicken sweater", Jenny Rudd.

Jenny Rudd

  Jenny is the founder of Muletown Collective and is currently a fixture around the CAB while she and her husband Aaron renovate their large 3rd level co-working space. She has also been kind enough to assist with various kids classes held at the CAB and brings a decidedly creative flair to all of her projects. When we first met Jenny she remarked that one of her chickens was molting and that she planned to knit her a sweater to combat those chilly nights. Within hours a photo of a cozily sweatered chicken was forwarded to my phone. You had us at " chicken sweater", Jenny Rudd.

  Susan Leach

Susan Leach

Susan is one half of the handmade home goods business Needle and Grain and is consistently cranking out swoon worthy quilts, among other awesome things that I need! She and her husband are currently renovating their recently purchased  historic fixer-upper in Downtown Columbia, along with their 2 adorable Beagles.  Susan will be teaching several classes at the CAB and we are so excited to have her!