VISUAL ARTS FACULTY
Beth Cherico
Director
BFA, School of Visual Arts
Beth Cherico is the Director of Visual Arts at the Darien Arts Center. Beth holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts. She was a Project Arts Coordinator in New York City public schools.  She also taught in the art program at the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan and in the ceramics program at Mohawk Day Camp in Scarsdale, NY.
Emily Evans
BFA, School of Visual Arts
Emily Evans is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts. She draws and co-writes a monthly comic strip, Polly Tries. She has been a teaching assistant at the Bush Holly House and Silvermine Art Guild.
Sam Keller
MFA, Creative Writing, BA, English Literature, Fairfield University
Sam Keller holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Fairfield University and a BA in English Literature. With a background in brand strategy and advertising communications, Sam worked and lived in Cape Town and London before moving to Connecticut. She is busy writing her first novel.
Joseph Lamorte
The Cooper Union; The New School
Joe, a career artist, has long been involved in advertising as illustrator and art director. His work, appearing in newspapers and magazines, has at times received national awards. He teaches watercolor painting, and has extensive experience painting in oils. His training has been at Cooper Union and The New School at NYC and at Silvermine College in CT. He has exhibited in galleries throughout Westchester and Fairfield Counties. The National Endowment for the Arts has funded purchase of his work for public space. He is a resident of Darien.
Stephane Lush-Mastriano
Fine Arts and Art Education; MCC (Manchester, CT), CCSU (New Britain, CT) and SCSU (New Haven, CT) 
Stephane Lush-Mastriano is a ceramicist, painter, and mixed media artist originally from the Hartford area. She has taught art programs at the Hartford Academy of the Arts, The Wadsworth Atheneum, The New Britain Museum of American Art, and the Westport Arts Center. Stephanie studied Fine Arts and Art Education at MCC (Manchester, CT), CCSU (New Britain, CT) and SCSU (New Haven, CT).
Sam Morrow
BFA, St. Martin's School of Art; MFA, Royal College of Art; MFA, Ohio State University
Sam Morrow has taught at universities such as East Tennessee State University and Virginia Intermont College and local art centers including Silvermine, Rowayton Arts Center, Greenwich Art Society and Ridgefield Guild of artists. Same has a BFA from St. Martin's School of Art and he holds two MFAs, from Royal College of Art and Ohio State University.