Gariné (ga-renée) Arakelian is a third generation artist with a degree in graphic design. She taught children’s and adults’ art classes at Fitchburg Art Museum, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester Center for Crafts and graphic design at Quinsigamond Community College in Worcester. As Arts Coordinator for Summer’s World Center for the Arts she managed a gallery and a multifaceted studio offering a variety of classes, designed the age appropriate curriculum and created the Summer’s World Center for the Arts branding.
Throughout her career she experimented with a variety of mediums. Her most recent work is web design, social media visuals and red earthenware pottery, also known as redware, created in her studio Kulina Folk Art. She shares a home and studio with Master Potter Rick Hamelin, three cats and four chickens.