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Brenda Miller

Brenda is Hartford Public Library’s Executive Director, Culture and Communications, and oversees HPL’s museum and archive, its ArtWalk gallery, and its Digital Library Lab, in addition to heading the Library’s Communications team.  She holds a B.A. in History from the University of Connecticut and a M.A. in American Studies – Museums, Communities and Archives from Trinity College, Hartford.

Peter Waite

Peter Waite is an artist who has been a supporter, occasional exhibitor, and curator at RAW since its founding in 1975. His studio/home is in nearby Glastonbury.

Lisa Hoecklin

Lisa is a social anthropologist, poet, mother of 3 artists and recent transplant to CT after 25 years living in Europe and Asia. A first-generation college student from New Mexico, she studied at Carleton College, completed an MBA at Washington University and a D.Phil. at Oxford.


Megan Bent
Jessica Henning
Erica Bryan
Alexia Brown
Christopher Burgos
Spencer Plourde
Gregg Rohde

Gregg has spent his whole professional career at Travelers. Originally hailing from Wisconsin, he has worked in the Minnesota, London, UK and Hartford offices. He and his wife have a deep passion for all forms of art and is prior board member of the Minnesota Museum for American Art.

Tina Parziale
Lauren Perrault
David Borawski
Jules Pitt
Maureen Kenna
Tricia Haggerty Wenz
Olu Oguibe

Olu Oguibe is a local artist based in Rockville, Connecticut. He’s been a member of Real Art Ways since 2003, and has exhibited his work at the space on a number of occasions.

Tara Trifon

Tara is a partner at Locke Lord LLP, where she represents clients in complex disputes throughout the country with a specific focus on privacy and cybersecurity issues and financial services litigation. Originally from New York City, Tara moved to the Hartford area in 2006 for law school and has never left! Tara has served on the RAW Board of Trustees since 2016 and serves as its Chair since 2019.

Neil Daigle Orians