WildesArt Media Kit

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Short Bio:

As an artist, entrepreneur, educator, and former manager of an international artisan non-profit organization and a market research firm, Barbara Hengstenberg’s vast experience has culminated in WildesArt, an online gathering place for musicians, visual artists, writers, poets, foodies, and yogis. Through her online community, www.WildesArt.com, Barbara sells her Zen folk art with all profits designated to various charitable organizations.

Extended Bio:

Barbara Hengstenberg has always embraced a creative entrepreneurial spirit. She has owned sole proprietorships, and has managed an international artisan non-profit organization, a market research firm, and many classrooms. Barbara’s experience has culminated in the founding of WildesArt, a gathering place for musicians, visual artists, writers, poets, foodies, and yogis. Through her website, www.WildesArt.com, Barbara sells her Zen folk art with all profits designated to various charitable organizations, and she promotes other artists whom she invites to collaborate in the form of interviews and blogs on WildesArt. Barbara holds an M.A. in Education from the University of Saint Joseph, in Connecticut. She taught in Connecticut Public Schools for over 13 years, where she earned the distinction of Teacher of the Year for the City of Torrington in 2009. Barbara currently resides in North Carolina with her husband, her cat, and a variety of farm animals in her small village.

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Barbara Hengstenberg Outside, 976 x 1500, 150dpi, 24bit

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Recognitions/Achievements/Exhibits

Various Works by Barbara Hengstenberg
Display of Love Exhibit
Pennsylvania
Summer, 2016

Concerts for a Cause
Various works by Barbara Hengstenberg exhibited and sold with all profits going to specific charities
Lupine Productions, Pittsboro, NC
Summer/Autumn 2016

Public Art Installation: Pittsboro Street Piano
Pittsboro, NC
Spring, 2016

Various Works by Barbara Hengstenberg
The Gathering Place, Fearrington Village, Pittsboro, NC
Autumn, 2015

Various Works by Barbara Hengstenberg
The Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art, Smiths Station, AL
Autumn, 2015

Teacher of the Year
City of Torrington, CT
Autumn, 2009

Workshops/Retreats/Courses Facilitated by Barbara Hengstenberg

Creative Connections: Art & Writing
Co-facilitated by Barbara Hengstenberg and Tara Lynne Groth
Bynum Front Porch, Pittsboro, NC
June 4, 2016

Tapping into Your Creative Core
8-week Workshop Developed and Offered by Barbara Hengstenberg
Spring 2016

Graduate Course: Content Area Reading & Writing
Adjunct Faculty, University of Saint Joseph, West Hartford, CT
Spring, 2014

Understanding TEAM: Teacher Education And Mentoring Program
Co-Facilitated by Barbara Hengstenberg and Lori Legendre
Spring, 2013

Publicity Contacts:

For media and print inquiries:  
Barbara Hengstenberg
WildesArt
849 Fearrington Post
Pittsboro, NC 27312
WildesArt@gmail.com
860-256-7296

Fast Facts:

Barbara was invited by the Parks Department of Pittsboro, NC, to design and paint a street piano, using her “happy” style of Zen folk art, in 2015. The piano continues to hold a special spot on the sidewalk in front of Pittsboro Toys, where many passersby stop to tickle the ivories.

Much of Barbara’s art is inspired by poetry and lyrics. All pieces have been created with permission by the poets/lyricists who inspired them, with all profits donated to the charitable organization of their choosing.

As a gathering place for creatives, WildesArt also produces Living Room Sessions, intimate acoustic music videos performed by musicians invited by Barbara.

With philanthropy at the heart of WildesArt, Barbara currently supports 15 charitable organizations through sales of her artwork..

While her reach is world-wide, Barbara also has a strong connection to her local community of Fearrington Village, where she volunteers in various philanthropic board positions.

During her tenure on staff of the international aid organization, Aid to Artisans, Barbara worked to facilitate craft marketing programs and projects in areas worldwide, such as Bangladesh, Hungary, Ghana, Togo, Russia, Mexico, Ecuador, Kazakhstan, Armenia, and the United States.

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