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Nadiyah Quander

Executive Director, Delta Arts Center

 

The Board of Directors of Winston Salem Delta Fine Arts welcomed Nadiyah Quander to the Delta Arts Center staff as the Executive Director in 2014. She joins the staff from LMC Talent Boutique, a New York based talent agency, where she served as a business and marketing consultant. As a graduate of The University of North Carolina School of the Arts, with additional studies in African Art-History and Culture at The University of Ghana, West Africa, Quander has watched the “City of the Arts” take shape and sees The Delta Arts Center as standing, “brilliantly and admirably to represent the African-American fine arts and culture experience amidst the evolution of a small city with a large passion for the arts.” She hopes to be an energizing influence for Delta Arts Center, its supporters, and the community it serves. Locally, Quander was the former proprietor of O Baby Organics, Winston-Salem’s first Organic baby store where she was cited in Skirt Magazine’s Premiere Winston-Salem Edition as “a woman to watch.” She currently resides in Winston-Salem with her husband Attorney James Quander and their two children.

 

Jerilyn Harney-Baker is an independent art educator with Delta Arts Center.  She is a teaching artist working at the crossroads of ingenuity, investigation,  education, and community. With a degree in Communications Design and additional studies in art education, child psychology and art therapy, Jerilyn is always excited and interested in supporting the growth and development of youth through creative and imaginative practice. As an educator, Jerilyn has created and facilitated arts and project-based curriculum for schools organizations and cultural institutions and is always navigating new pathways for Delta Arts Center.