Infinity welcomes two new instructors! Marie Stewart (Art) and Joanna Roberts (Voice, Beginning Piano) have joined the Infinity Team. Marie is currently offering private and group instruction in various art mediums, including painting, abstract paint, and functional artwork, and Joanna is offering private lessons in Voice and Beginning Piano.
Marie Stewart, Art (Various Mediums)
Marie Stewart is an award-winning Fine Arts educator and painter with a focus on abstract nature paintings and functional artwork. She received a BA in Fine Art with a concentration in Education from Bowling Green State University in 2010 and before moving to Jamestown taught K-12 art in Texas for eight years. There, she led several students to placement in Texas’ annual statewide student art competition, was elected head of her district art program in 2014 and received Teacher of the Year honors in 2017. In addition to her work at Infinity, Marie operates The Only Road Home Studio, a small arts & crafts studio which focuses on handmade art items suitable for everyday household use and abstract paintings inspired by her travels. Marie arrived in Jamestown with her family in August 2018 and is excited to work with students to explore its rich culture and art community.
Joanna Roberts (Voice, Beginning Piano)
Blown here by a Kansas tornado, Joanna Ruth Roberts (often mistaken as Dorothy) has found the Jamestown locals to have hearts as big as the area’s hills. When she is not singing in the parking lot of Walmart or the waiting room at the dentist, Joanna might be found stalled out at the top of a hill, as she adjusts to driving stick shift on this foreign terrain (Kansas was considerably flatter). Joanna earned her Bachelor’s of Music at Bethany College in her little hometown of Lindsborg, Kansas before moving to the city of Wichita, Kansas where she performed with Opera Kansas, Wichita Symphony Orchestra, Messiah Festival of the Arts, and the Wichita Choral Society, and explored the behind-the-scenes side of opera production as a volunteer with Wichita Grand Opera. Her biggest loves in life—besides music—are her our nieces and nephews—the real reasons she found herself packing everything (including her cat, Gracie!) into her little car and moving 1,151 miles across the United States. Joanna loves watching lightbulbs turn on in her students’ eyes when they grasp a new concept, and may need a tissue to wipe her eyes as she can get overwhelmed with joy at students’ victories—both in the studio and on stage!
For more information about Infinity, or to register for lessons with Marie or Joanna, please visit www.infinityperformingarts.org
Infinity is a music and arts education and performing arts center that offers private lessons, group classes, and an array of arts experiences and performance opportunities within five pillars of the arts: music, art, dance, theater, and literature. Infinity offers something for all ages and experience levels. Join us, and Explore, Experience, and Excel in the arts! New student orientations take place once a month at 301 East Second Street Lynn Building, Suite 101, Jamestown, NY 14701. For more information, call 716-664-0991