Storytellers Creative Arts believes that small groups are essential and integral to building community and growing in Christ. The key to our mission of transforming the world through the arts starts in small groups We connect, collaborate, and create - using our God-given gifts to advance the Great Commission and build lasting and transforming relationships. Groups meet virtually on Zoom, Monday through Thursday evenings, later onsite, starting this Spring! Sign-up here or email: email@example.com.
MEET OUR COMMUNITY GROUP LEADERS!
David Mastrangelo is the Principal Second Violin with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra. He began playing the violin at the age of 8 and began studying privately at 12 in Syracuse, N.Y., his hometown. He attended Southern Methodist University on a full music scholarship and graduated with honors in 1990. While there, Dave studied with Emanuel Borok and was the concertmaster of the orchestra under Ansel Brusilow. He then attended Mannes College of Music in New York, where he studied with Sally Thomas. From 1992 to 1994, he played in the New World Symphony, where he was co-concertmaster under the batons of Eduardo Mata, Hugh Wolff, Lawrence Foster, Barry Tuckwell, and Michael Tilson Thomas, among others. He has appeared as a soloist with the orchestra and has performed in numerous chamber music concerts. Mastrangelo has been a regular chamber music coach for the Philharmonic Youth Orchestra since 2015. He dedicates all recognition for his musical accomplishments to the glory of God.
Carri Colvin is a master artist and passionate writer whose heart shines through anything she creates. Her faith in God, her love, and her empathy for underprivileged children drive the creative energy that impacts lives. Carri is the founder/creator of The Creative Spectrum. For 20 years, Carri has loved every moment of adorning walls, ceilings, furniture, and more with a plethora of decorative finishes. She believes the most important “job” we have is to discover our interests and talents, pursue our gifts, and share them with others! Carri believes wholeheartedly that every facet of our lives is to be utilized where, in the end, we will see a magnificent design and creation beyond what we could create on our own, and nothing is wasted! When Carri is not writing or painting with her little Maltese companion, she can be found rollerblading, gardening, and biking in sunny Naples, Florida.
Bill Barnett is a Doctor of Ministry in Ministry Leadership candidate at Liberty University and holds degrees and certificates from Warner University.. He studied graphic arts and advertising at Parsons School of Design and New York City Technical College. Bill is an artist, entrepreneur, creative consultant, and instructor with over 30 years of ministry and non-profit organization experience. He is the founder and President of Storytellers Creative Arts, advancing Christ’s Great Commission through the arts, healing, and transforming lives. Bill served for over 14 years in leadership roles at Covenant Church of Naples, Florida (PCA). For the past six years, he has evangelized through art and music therapy with the addicted, disadvantaged, and at-risk serving at the David Lawrence Centers in Naples, Florida, St. Matthew’s House, Celebrate Recovery, and other organizations. He is a certified ministry consultant, a writer, and a blogger.
HOPE AND HEALING THROUGH THE ARTS
Storytellers Creative Arts (SCA) is a Christian faith-based non-profit serving Southwest Florida with a singular focus: Healing and transforming lives through the arts. It does so by creating healing and nurturing arts outreach programs to touch the underprivileged. Programs include visual and performing arts, storytelling and music. SCA partners with Youth Haven, David Lawrence Center Crossroads Adult Recovery, New Horizons After-School Clubs of SWFL, Amigos Family Center in Immokalee, and other organizations.
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