I am a media artist, educator and arts administrator. For ten years I was the executive director of Squeaky Wheel/Buffalo Media Resources. I am thrilled to be at Locust Street Art, an organization I have admired for many years!
Hey there! My name is Rachelyn Spry-Noworyta. Not too long after graduating from Buffalo State with a B.A. in Fine Arts and B.S. in Ceramic Design, I started at Locust Street Art as the ceramics instructor. I loved every minute of it. Shortly after that, I was given an opportunity to move up at LSA and I decided to take on the challenge of Contract Services Coordinator! It has always been a dream of mine to be as involved in my community and the arts as I am, so I guess you could say that I am living that dream. The inspiration I get for my own body of artwork as well as my work for LSA comes from all over; the community, nature, and simply the world around me are some examples that I consider fundamental to my drive as an artist and employee at Locust Street Art.
Locust Street Art has felt like a second home to me from the minute I walked in the doorway of Kenn Morgan’s B&W Film Photography class. As a young girl in need of some artistic direction and community outreach, LSA became my haven. Here, I have had countless opportunities to learn how to express myself individually in all regards. I have developed my passion for creating and creators, art education (accessibility too) and community activism. Outside of Locust Street, I attend Buffalo State College, am an avid workers rights activist, occasional traveler and studio painter dabbling in all mediums. Inside LSA I just may be the one singing a little too loudly through the halls, dancing in the darkroom (teaching all the while) and happily answering your phone calls.