Rachel Jacob is the Art Director for the Cornell Creative Art Center in Kingston NY, as well as the Hudson-Valley lead for the Regional Centers for Workforce Transformation in NY. She received her undergraduate degree in Visual Arts Education K-12 in 2010 from SUNY New Paltz. The same year, she started working as a DSP at the Arc of Mid-Hudson. There she worked with adults who did not communicate with speech, but definitely had a lot to say, so she employed her background in art education to establish a conduit for their voices by creating artwork. She gained additional experience at the Arc working in management and in Staff Development. As a lifelong learner, she received her Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Marist in 2017. She pursues her artistic ambitions as a freelance artist, focusing on painting and pen and ink illustration. She is excited to merge her education, experience and passion for the arts and working with people with I/DD to help cultivate meaningful community connections at the CCAC.
Ceramics Studio Manager
Rebecca Morton was born in Lewisburg, PA. Rebecca earned her BFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2004. In 2002, she participated in an International China Ceramic Cultural Exchange where she traveled throughout China and spent time working at the Sanbao Ceramic Art Institute at Jingdezhen. After graduation, Rebecca moved back to PA where she designed and built her own ceramic studio with successful operation for ten years. Rebecca earned her MFA from the State University of New York at New Paltz in 2017. She has exhibited her work throughout the United States. She is currently living in Kingston, NY