María Luisa Arroyo Cruzado

María Luisa Arroyo Cruzado

Born in Manatí, PR and raised in the North End of Springfield, MA, María Luisa Arroyo Cruzado earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees in German, her third language. She also earned an MFA in Creative Writing (Poetry) from the Solstice MFA Program. Her...
Paul Bloomfield

Paul Bloomfield

Paul Bloomfield has taught at Springfield Technical Community for the past 15 years, first as ESL teacher, then as a member of the Fine Arts/Humanities Dept. His work has been shown at the Amy H. Carberry Gallery at STCC, and at the former Bing Arts Center, in...
Magadalena Gomez

Magadalena Gomez

Magadalena Gómez, Poet Laureate of Springfield, is an award-winning performance poet, playwright, performer, teaching artist and highly sought after keynote speaker and workshop facilitator. She is the co-founder and artistic director of Teatro V!da, the first Latin@...
Michelle Pescetta

Michelle Pescetta

Michelle Pescetta was born in Northampton, MA and grew up in Springfield, MA. She had a passion for art since she could hold a crayon and paint brush. Graduating from Westfield State College with a degree in art and spending a semester abroad during that time, in...
Dave Maloof

Dave Maloof

Dave Maloof teaches and entertains, providing a best-of-both-worlds experience of learning + fun. His programs include ukulele workshops and shows, themed educational concerts, music + comedy events, individual or small group songwriting or ukulele lessons, and...
Levi Stafford

Levi Stafford

Levi Stafford: I grew up in Flint Michigan and moved to Springfield MA in 2010. I always had a knack for singing, and can keep a tune, but to be honest my voice is not that great. I have performed weekly in live orchestrations at a young age, playing the...
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