Hope After the Storm
Courtney is an artist and educator, who lives in Buffalo and received her BFA in Art Education from Buffalo State College. She works as a substitute teacher and is a professional chalk artist in the summer and is commissioned to do chalk murals around Buffalo and Lockport areas. She has participated and won many awards at the Buffalo Chalk Festival and the Lockport Sweet Chalk Festival. She has also coordinated two charity chalk festivals to raise money for Alzheimer’s and the Teachers Desk organization. Courtney also works as a freelance artist selling her drawings, paintings, and mural work. Courtney is also very passionate about dance and received a minor in dance from Buffalo State. Many of her paintings are associated with movement and emotion that is associated with her passion for dance. During her senior year in college she was honored to be a choreographer for the spring dance concert Movers and Shakers: Dance as Activism at Buffalo State. Her ideas focused around anti-bullying and how her dancers movement could impact the viewers to make a change in society’s actions when bullying is detected. She also created sculptures that the dancers interacted with during the performance that combined the two art-forms into one.