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) 9 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 developed 8 years ago. She also helped to form MAC’s successful Art & Wine Program. Kendra is on the Executive Committee of Mammoth Lakes Repertory Theatre and the WASC Accreditation Committee for Mono County Community Schools.
Kendra moved to Mammoth 17 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.
MAC Gallery Staff
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!
Miguel Angel Flores
Art & Wine Teaching Artist
Born and raised in the Eastern Sierra town of Mammoth Lakes in 1994, Miguel felt like an outsider growing up. Coming from a Mexican immigrant family, the world of outdoor sports, snow, and tourism didn’t appeal to him. Instead, he found solace and comfort in creating beautiful things on his own inspired by his own observations of people and their behaviors. Throughout grade school and on to college he had little to no formal training in the arts, which helped him to further develop his unique personal style. At the end of his junior year in High School, he received a scholarship for young emerging artists from the Herb Alpert Foundation. This grant would allow him to pursue a higher education in fine art at the UCLA Art Department, which he graduated from in 2016. There, he learned to more thoroughly and concretely express his concepts about human nature and everything that inspired him in a variety of mediums. Miguel develops his artistic vision and voice through observations and experiences with people; their emotions and behaviors. He is fascinated by our actions and gestures and how these concepts express radical attitudes which render individuals and groups as “normal”, “deviant” or “other” in the eyes of the status quo. Miguel sees himself as a storyteller, translating that which is most personal and intimate in his life into images and forms that speak to issues of identity and human frailty that we all confront whether it be consciously or subconsciously.