Our Team
Volunteer artists and community leaders

The community engagement process of ArtSí Charlotte is supported by volunteer artists and community leaders who believe in the mission and the goals of this initiative. ArtSí’s volunteer group is comprised of a diverse group of artists, from visual artists to writers and poets. Likewise, our volunteer artists come from different Latin American countries, including Mexico, Bolivia, Peru, and Colombia, as well as from the United States.

ArtSí Community Leaders 2016 – 2017

Led by the Director of Membership Engagement, this group of volunteers will provide on-going feedback to ArtSí’ steering committee and will support programs and events execution by fostering stronger grassroots connections for the initiative.

Claudia Soria


Through painting Claudia Soria has been able to unleash her creative side. From the moment she started painting, her style has evolved from painting in a realistic style to a more natural and fluid style that borrows light and color from the impressionists and surface and brushstroke from modern and abstract painters.

Lynette Hinman

Community Leader

Lynette Hinman, a contemporary figurative artist, concentrated her studies in painting at the Ringling School of Art & Design in Sarasota, Florida. She spent nearly two years in residency at McColl Center for Visual Art, where she began experimenting with the use of roses in her work.

Zaire Kacz

Community Leader

Photographer Zaire Kacz was born and raised in Venezuela, where she earned her B.S. degree from Universidad del Zulia in 1998. In 2000, she was awarded a scholarship from Kodak and earned her Photography Diploma from Escuela Julio Bengoechea. Moving to Miami, FL in 2003, she immersed herself in the fashion world. There her work graced the pages of numerous magazines.

Kurma Murrain

Community Leader

Kurma Murrain graduated from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia and is a published writer and poet. Her works include a book of poems titled “Esta Soy” (This who I am) published in 1998 and various other literary works here in the United States.

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