Funmi Ogunro, Austin native and a graduate of Baylor University, has over 7 years of experience in art programming and filmmaking. She served as the Director of Afterschool Enrichment Programming with the Austin Independent School District from 2011-2015. Now, she uses her skills to coordinate art shows, film productions, and additional programming to support underserved artists in the Austin community. She is currently working on an on going series called Art is Cool. Art is Cool is a new documentary web series centered on inspirational artists.
Beth Consetta Rubel
Co-Curator of Gallery Exhibits
Beth Consetta Rubel, a graduate of Texas State University, is a visual artist with over 6 years of experience curating art exhibits. Beth draws upon her personal narrative and is highly influenced by diversity, assimilation, and stereotypes in American culture. The intersection of race and pop culture are fundamental components that invigorate her paintings. Her "Brown Paper Bag Test" has traveled to museums throughout the United States. Visit her site.
Timika Mitchell was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana and has been living in Austin for over 25 years. Timika has served as a Teaching Assistant with Austin Independent School District for over 5 years. Since 2012, Timika has taught art therapy to underserved students at AISD. Timika believes art is a reflection of her life in a creative form. She creates art because it feels good and Timika wants to inspire other people to do something creative and positive. With her art, she strives to teach her daughters to never give up on their dreams.