“I love making the cinema experience a community experience. We provide something special here you can’t get on your laptop watching Netflix.”
Diana has been with Real Art Ways since 2008, acting in a variety of roles. She received her Bachelors degree in Audio Engineering Technology with a minor in Film from the University of Hartford. Outside of Real Art Ways, Diana is pursuing her Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Central Connecticut State University and interning in Old Saybrook. She is the founder of the Knitty Gritty Committee, a local knitting group, who have collaborated with the Wadsworth Atheneum, Dirt Salon, and Hartford Arts Council. Diana has an affinity for her cat Jake, gold boots, muffins, and adventures. Her passions include building community, advocacy, and gender politics. She is also a huge film nerd.
“I have always aspired to create an environment where people feel challenged, yet supported.”
“A great change is seeing the increase in membership and support. It’s amazing to see how much we have grown and how much we get done with such a small staff.”
“The spirit of innovation, collaboration, and creativity has always been a part of who we are. Now we are just more. We do more events, more films, and more concerts. It is more true now than ever that there is always something going on here.”