Kendra Knight is the Executive Director for Mono Arts Council (MAC). She graduated from Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara. She has a passion for visual and performing arts, the outdoors and photographing nature. Kendra also enjoys commercial photography – weddings and portraiture. Kendra participated in several MAC arts festivals before her love for the arts steered her towards working with Mono Arts Council (MAC) 7 years ago. Kendra was the Arts and Education Director and Gallery Director for MAC prior to becoming the Executive Director. She strives to help all students in Mono County receive access to the arts. Kendra teaches art to children in school and through after school programs. She is the director of MAC’s popular Kids Summer Art Camp in Mammoth, which she helped to develop. She also helped to form MAC’s successful Art & Wine Program. Kendra is on the Advisory Board for the Teaching Artists Support Collaborative of California and the Executive Committee of the Mammoth Lakes Repertory Theatre.
Kendra moved to Mammoth 14 years ago from Los Angeles with her husband. They wanted to get away from the hectic and fast lifestyle of the big city. Kendra had only been to the Eastern Sierra once before moving. She trusted her instincts that told her Mammoth would be a community where she could raise a family. And she was right! Two kids, one dog, two turtles, a couple goldfish and one frog later Kendra is still happy to call Mammoth her home.
Kristin Reese is a long-time resident of the Eastern Sierra, arriving here at the ripe old age of 1 in 1976. While she spent her youth mostly learning the performing arts, she was constantly exposed to all the arts from having painters, photographers, musicians and dancers in her family. She went away to obtain her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Sonoma State University but couldn’t stay away for too long. Upon returning from college, she quickly re-connected to the Eastern Sierra arts community. She co-founded Sierra Classic Theatre in 1999, and worked at the Edisto Gallery & Tea Room in 2003, where she was introduced to many of the Mono Arts Council resident artists. In addition to her responsibilities as Executive Assistant, she is also the Gallery Director and Winter Art Festival Director. Kristin is thrilled to be a part of MAC and hopes to connect more artists and patrons of all arts to this long-standing organization. She is currently the singer and percussionist for the local band, Bodie 601, enjoys backpacking, kayaking, running, and x-country skiing, loves taking pictures and learning new art mediums, and resides in the Mono Basin with her husband, and fellow musician, Russ.
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Angela learned to ski at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area when she was 5 and moved here right after high school graduation. She’s an avid skier, mountain biker and hiker. She feels very fortunate to have worked at the Gallery since it first opened in 2010. Her husband is a full time artist and together they do all the local art shows. They are also a partner with Community Skis, a local business where you can purchase custom hand built skis.
Look forward to seeing you at Mono Arts Council Gallery!